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Release Year
1993

Tagline
Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!

Plot Summary
A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Run Time
99 min

Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Rating Details
Rated PG for language, and for mild violence and sensuality.

Genre
Comedy, Drama

Language
English

Keyword
Cuban Missile Crisis, B Movie, Helicopter, Mushroom Cloud, Nurse Uniform

Movie Rating

Sound Mix
Dolby

Colour
Color

Special Genre
Comedy Drama

Film Type
Feature

Film Class
Parody/Spoof, Coming-of-Age, Americana

Themes
Filmmaking, Military Life

Tones
Witty, Nostalgic, Campy, Irreverent, Sentimental

Mood
Memory Lane

Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3

US Box Office
10000000

Release Date
1993-01-29

Country
USA

Country Of Origin
USA

Wikipedia Text

Matinee is a 1993 period comedy film directed by Joe Dante. It is a ensemble piece about a William Castle-type independent filmmaker, with the home front in the Cuban Missile Crisis as a backdrop. The film stars John Goodman, with Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, Robert Picardo, and Kellie Martin. A then-unknown Naomi Watts has a small role as a character in a film within the film. The film was written by Jerico Stone and Charlie Haas, the latter portraying Mr. Elroy, a schoolteacher.


Has Detailed Data (New)
7, 5

Youtube Video Code
u4CaxFU56iI

Has Videos
1

Keyword
Florida, Theater Balcony, Wilhelm Scream, 1960s, Coming Of Age, Fallout Shelter, Switchblade, Movie Theater, Mushroom Cloud, Bomb Shelter, Cold War, Destiny, Film In Film, Cuban Missile Crisis, B Movie, Mother Son Relationship, Brother Brother Relationship, Juvenile Delinquent, One Word Title, Scene After End Credits, First Kiss, Nurse Cap, Nurse Uniform, Nurse Costume, Key West Florida

Wiki Bio Text
Matinee (1993) PG | 1h 39min | Comedy, Drama | 29 January 1993 (USA) A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie. Written by Keith Loh Director: Joe Dante Writers: Jerico (story), Charles S. Haas (story) (as Charlie Haas) | 1 more credit ยป Stars: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107529/ Matinee is a 1993 period comedy film directed by Joe Dante. It is a ensemble piece about a William Castle-type independent filmmaker, with the home front in the Cuban Missile Crisis as a backdrop. The film stars John Goodman, with Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, Robert Picardo, and Kellie Martin. A then-unknown Naomi Watts has a small role as a character in a film within the film. The film was written by Jerico Stone and Charlie Haas, the latter portraying Mr. Elroy, a schoolteacher. Contents [hide] 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 3.1 Music 3.2 Casting 3.3 Film within a film: Mant! 3.4 Film within a film: The Shook-Up Shopping Cart 4 Reception 5 See also 6 References 7 External links Plot[edit] This plot summary may be a hook or written as if for a listings magazine. Please help improve it by ensuring it covers the whole story, however briefly, and in an encyclopedic tone. (May 2015) Wiki letter w.svg This article needs an improved plot summary. (May 2015) In Key West, Florida in 1962, boys Gene Loomis (Fenton) and his brother Dennis (Lee) live on a military base (N.A.S. Key West); their father is away on a nearby submarine. After hearing the announcement of an exclusive engagement of Lawrence Woolsey's (Goodman) new sensational horror film Mant! ("Half man! Half ant!" "in Atomo-Vision and Rumble-Rama!"), including Woolsey's appearance in-person, they arrive home to President Kennedy's television interruption, stating the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba. Woolsey finds this atmosphere of fear to be the perfect environment in which to open his atomic-radiation-themed film. Woolsey brings along Herb Denning (Miller) and Bob (Sayles) to stir up the yokels by protesting the film, but Howard, the theatre manager (Picardo), assures him that "the people of Key West are not yokels." Indeed, the progressive Jack and Rhonda (Clennon and Butler) make a strong free speech argument for allowing the film to proceed. New to the local high school, and not getting along with the similarly-aged Andy (Nick Bronson) on the base, Gene ends up associating with Stan (Katz), and becomes infatuated with Jack and Rhonda's daughter, Sandra (Jakub), after she takes a detention for protesting the uselessness of an air raid drill and yelling the truth of the false protection at the students in the hall. In attempting to get a date to the dance, Stan goes for Sherry (Martin), who was seeing a prison poet, Harvey Starkweather (Villemaire), who regularly bothers Stan about his interest in her (and hers in him). The film is structured in halves: the first half leading up to the screening, and the second half depicting the screening and what goes on at and around it. The film also showed the differences in two young women who eventually become the girlfriends of the two boys. The girlfriend of Gene had progressive ideas of what a woman might become, whereas the eventual girlfriend of Stan was very much in line with what society at the time of the film's setting thought a young lady should be. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matinee_(1993_film) Synopsis by Paul Brenner John Goodman's full-throttle performance as a William Castle-inspired schlockmeister propels Joe Dante's delightful and charming comedy Matinee. The film takes place during the fall 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, a time when America's innocence began to crumble. Goodman plays film producer Lawrence Woolsey, who is in Key West to premiere his latest horror epic, "Mant," the story of a man who turns into a giant insect ("Half Man! ... Half Ant! ... All Terror!"). He's busy rigging the local movie theater with all manner of gimmicks, such as Atomo-Vision and Rumble-Rama, and stationing a buxom nurse -- played by Woolsey's girlfriend and leading lady Ruth (Cathy Moriarty) -- in the lobby to assist potential heart attack victims. Amidst all the hubbub, a quartet of local teenagers gear up for the big premiere: Gene (Simon Fenton), a Navy brat whose father is on alert for the duration of the crisis; Stan (Omri Katz), Gene's friend who has a furious crush on Sherry (Kellie Martin); and Sandra (Lisa Jakub), the daughter of two beatnik free-thinkers. As the premiere of "Mant" gets closer and Soviet-U.S. tensions increase, the four teenagers' problems and desires also mount to the boiling point. http://www.allmovie.com/movie/matinee-v31810 You Gotta Have a Gimmick! 12 July 2000 | by BaronBl00d (baronbl00d@aol.com) (NC) – See all my reviews Certainly John Goodman portraying Lawrence Woolsey as a film director bent on all kinds of creative devices to lure audiences in to see his sci-fi/horror movies is a homage to the King of Gimmicks himself, William Castle. This movie is not great by any standards, but it sure is a lot of fun. It is a trip down memory lane for many. Although I am not old enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis nor William Castle movies premiering, I am given a pretty accurate feel of the times through Matinee. The best part of the movie, however, is the movie within a movie....MANT...the story of a man that is half-man and half-ant. The scenes of this film alone are good enough reason to see Matinee. The one scene where the Mant character throws an ant farm to the ground and yells "You're free, You're free" is hilarious. The movie characters are also made up of old sci-fi stars Kevin McCarthy(Invasion of the Body Snatchers), William Shallert(Hundreds of films it seems), and Robert Cornwaithe(The Thing). Also look for John Sayles and Dick Miller in smaller roles hamming it up. Goodman is larger than life in his portrayal, much the same way that Castle was. And certainly, we in the audience that are great genre fans dream what it would have been like to help William Castle...I mean Lawrence Woolsey...make a picture.

Profile Bio Text
Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!

Couple Profile Source
www.imdb.com/title/tt0107529/

Rating Details
Rated PG for language, and for mild violence and sensuality

Movie Rating

Sound Mix
Dolby SR

TV Release Date
1997-05-25

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