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When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

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Directed by

Joe Dante

Written by

Chris Columbus (Screenplay)

Runtime

106 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight.

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Keywords

christmas holiday monster small town puppet pet human animal relationship banking sunlight department store chain saw kids and family puppetry midnight fur salesperson bars and restaurants gremlin ymca

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