Child’s Play 3
Posted by Darkness on July 4, 2012 (Updated: 08-Nov-2014)
Date Released: August 30, 1991
Directed By: Jack Bender
Written By: Don Mancini
Certificate: US: R, UK: 18
Tagline: Look who’s stalking!
Length: 90 Minutes
Box Office: $20,560,255
Perrey Reeves … De Silva
Brad Dourif … Chucky (voice)
Jeremy Sylvers … Tyler
Travis Fine … Shelton
Dean Jacobson … Whitehurst
Justin Whalin … Andy Barclay
Peter Haskell … Sullivan
Dakin Matthews … Colonel Cochrane
Andrew Robinson … Sergeant Botnick
Burke Byrnes … Sergeant Clark
Matthew Walker … Ellis
Donna Eskra … Ivers
It’s been eight years since the events in the second film, we now see that Andy is a teenager who has been enrolled in a military school. Play Pals Toy Company decides to re-release its Good Guys line, feeling that after all this time, the bad publicity has died down. As they re-used old materials, the spirit of Charles Lee Ray once again comes to life. In his search for Andy, Chucky falls into the hands of a younger boy, and he realizes that it may be easier to transfer his soul into this unsuspecting child. Andy is the only one who knows what Chucky is up to, and it’s now up to him to put a stop to it.
- Under pressure from Universal, screenwriter Don Mancini was asked to begin writing the third film even before the second film was released. Hence, this picture was released only nine months after Child’s Play 2. Mancini has called it his least favourite because he felt he was out of ideas so soon after Part 2.
- The movie was the center of a tabloid panic on its British release, with one newspaper – The Sun – even demanding copies be burned. Journalists claimed the film had influenced two young boys in their murder of a younger child, two-year-old James Bulger, although it was later determined that neither had actually seen this film.
- The first film in the series that Chucky in doll form uses a gun as a weapon.
- This was the first film in the series to use computers to aid in Chucky’s puppetry – in order to perfect the lip-syncing.
- The young adult cast participated in actual war games together.
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