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Terror Firmer (1999)

A homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city and the low-budget film crew of a Troma movie has the power to stop them.

Director:

Lloyd Kaufman

Writers:

Patrick Cassidy (screenplay by), Douglas Buck (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Keenan ... Casey Kaufman
Alyce LaTourelle Alyce LaTourelle ... Jennifer
Lloyd Kaufman ... Larry Benjamin
Trent Haaga ... Jerry
Sheri Wenden Sheri Wenden ... Mysterious Woman / Waitress
Debbie Rochon ... Christine
Yaniv Sharon Yaniv Sharon ... Naked P.A.
Charlotte Kaufman Charlotte Kaufman ... Audrey Benjamin
Gary Hrbek Gary Hrbek ... Toddster
Joe Fleishaker ... Jacob Gelman
Ron Jeremy ... Casey's Dad
Greg 'G-Spot' Siebel ... Ward
Mario Díaz Mario Díaz ... DJ
Mo Fischer ... Andy
Lyle Derek Lyle Derek ... Asshole P.A.
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Storyline

This is the story of a low budget film crew, led by their blind film director, Larry Benjamin (Lloyd Kaufman/co-founder of Troma Inc.), trying to make some art. In addition to the typical trials and travails of a Troma set, the crew finds themselves set upon by a sexually conflicted, bomb bearing serial killer. Production assistant Jennifer (enchanting Alyce LaTourelle) struggles to succeed on set and to decide between the two men in her life - straitlaced Casey (Will Keenan) and over the edge Jerry (Trent Haaga). This threesome heats up as the killer draws even nearer. As the insanity increases and the bodies amass, the crew bands together (both physically and sexually) against the threat in their midst. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Let's Make Some Art!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexuality, language, violence and gore | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror Firmer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated) | (R-rated) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on Lloyd Kaufman's book All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger. Also, many scenes and characters are references to real events and people on Troma sets. See more »

Goofs

The blood drooling from the dead black guy. See more »

Quotes

Larry Benjamin: Quiet! Quiet, quiet, quiet! What's going on here? I'm the director! I am the director! I'm not saying that because I'm on some kind of ego trip or on some kind of bullshit artistic vision! I'm telling you this because I've been directing ten-cent movies for 30 years and I think I know a little bit about what I am doing! And I know a little something about the world because I'm a 52-year-old manic asshole! It's a horrible world! Starvation, dismemberment, torture, rape, corn-holing... it's ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Any similarity to persons living or dead is purely coincidental and entirely pitiable. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2-Disc Special Edition gives the viewer a choice to watch the Director's Unrated Cut or to watch the Director's Unrated Cut with even more deleted scenes put back into the film. This gives the running time of Terror Firmer over 125 minutes. See more »

Connections

References The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Home
Performed by Black Bart
Produced by Brian O'Neal
Published by Maitre D' Music
Courtesy Rattlesnake Venom Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Holy Crap! A fat naked guy!
16 November 2005 | by unakaczynskiSee all my reviews

Terror Firmer (Quickie Review) This is a Troma gem we've got here. And we all know what that means, right? It's likely going to be bizarre, violent, absurd, ridiculous, offensive... whathaveyou. And this film is all of those things--and then some. It revolves a film crew, led by a blind director (played by Troma founder, Lloyd Kaufman), making another Toxic Avenger movie. But the film crew is constantly plagued with problems, foremost among them is a psychotic killer doing in people throughout the film in humorous and gory ways. And, in typical Troma fashion, there's insults and spoofs galore, including repeated verbal attacks on Spielberg and a mocking of Seinfeld. Lloyd Kaufman really seems to have a hatred of fellow entertainment business Jews, it would seem... At any rate, the acting, at times is surprisingly good, the gore quality is about average--sometimes, however, laughably weak, entertaining and surprising nudity, and the story is somewhat ridiculous. Bizarre and shocking ending, to boot! Ron Jeremy has a small starring role as an abusive father... sort of...

So, who should watch this thing? Well, gorehounds with an interest in crazy movies will enjoy it, Troma fans will enjoy it--that's almost a given. A unique film, however you look at it. Recommended strongly to curiosity seekers with a tolerance (or love) for weirdness, violence, gore, nudity, and independent film fans. 7/10

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