Child's Play (1988 film)

1988 film by Tom Holland

Child's Play is a 1988 horror film about a single mother who gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Directed by Tom Holland. Written by Don Mancini.
Andy Barclay has a new playmate who's in no mood to play. (taglines)

Andy Barclay edit

  • [first lines] I seen this one.
  • His real name is Charles Lee Ray and he's been sent down from heaven by daddy to play with me.
  • Look, you stay here; I have to go tinkle.
  • This is the end, friend!

Chucky (Charles Lee Ray) edit

  • You hear this, you son of a bitch! I'm gonna get you for this! I'm gonna get you and I'm gonna get Eddie, no matter what!
  • I gotta find somebody, I gotta find somebody!
  • Hi, I'm Chucky and I'm your friend till the end. Hi-de-ho! Ha, Ha, Ha!
  • Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?
  • Hi, I like to be hugged.
  • [while attacking Mike] Goodnight, asshole!
  • Sure, how'd ya want it? Broken leg?
  • [Laughs] I don't believe it! I just don't believe it! The first person I let in on my little secret was a six-year-old kid! I'm gonna be six years old again!
  • Kill them! Strangle them! Don't let go! Kill them! Kill them! Kill them all!
  • Won't do you any good Mikey, you can't hurt me!

Dialogue edit

Karen Barclay: Talk to me. Come on, talk! I said, "talk to me", damn it! All right! I'll make you talk! I SAID TALK TO ME, DAMN IT, OR ELSE I'M GONNA THROW YOU IN THE FIRE!
[Chucky comes alive.]

[Chucky goes to visit Dr. Death's place]
Chucky: Hello, John. Over here. Hi! It's me, Chucky! What d'you think? The grigri work?
[Dr. Death nods awkwardly.]
Chucky: You know, when you were telling me all that stuff about how to beat death I thought maybe you were pulling my chain. But not now, uh-uh. Only one problem.
Dr. Death: What?
Chucky: This. (Points to a wound below his shoulder) I didn't think anybody could hurt me. But last night I got shot. And you know something? It hurt. It hurt like a son of a bitch, it even bled! Now why's that, John?
Dr. Death: You're turning human.
Chucky: What?
Dr. Death: The more time you spend in that body, the more human you become.
Chucky: You mean, I have to live out the rest of my life in this body? NO FUCKIN' WAY! You got me into this, you get me out!
Dr. Death: I can't do that, Chucky.
Chucky: Why not?
Dr. Death: Because you're an abomination. AN OUTRAGE AGAINST NATURE! You've perverted everything I've taught you, and used it for evil! AND YOU HAVE TO BE STOPPED!
Chucky: You know, I thought something like this might happen. That's why I prepared for it.
Dr. Death: What are you talking about?
Chucky: Your own personal mojo doc.
Dr. Death: Give me that.
Chucky: Sure, how'd ya want it? Broken leg? Shouldn't tell your customers where you hide things like this, John. Gets you in trouble every time. Now how do I get out of this body?
Dr. Death: No. I won't tell you.
Chucky: Yeah? Tell me or die, John. Your choice.
Dr. Death: No no all right I'll tell you. You have to transfer your soul out of the doll, into the first human being you revealed your true self to.
Chucky: You mean the first person I let in on the fact that I was really alive? [Laughs] I don't believe it! I just don't believe it! The first person that I let in on the fact that I was still alive was a six-year-old kid. I'm gonna be six years old again. Well, John, it's been fun, but I gotta go. I have a date with six-year-old boy... and you have a date with death. So long John!

[Chucky is sitting in the elevator going up.]
Lucy: Look, George. Some child left their doll on the elevator.
George: Leave it alone. Let whoever is looking for it find it.
Lucy: Ugly doll.
Chucky: Fuck you.

Chucky: [About to be set on fire by Andy] Andy, no, please! We're friends 'til the end, remember?
Andy: This is the end, friend! [Drops a match, igniting Chucky.]

Taglines edit

  • No one believes the truth...or lives to tell it.
  • You'll wish it was only make-believe.
  • Andy Barclay has a new playmate who's in no mood to play.
  • There's nothing nice about murder, and there's nothing innocent about child's play.
  • This doll is killer.
  • Chucky is one mean S.O.B.
  • Something's moved in with the Barclay family, and so has terror.
  • When most people have nightmares, they dream of Freddy. When Freddy has nightmares, he dreams of Chucky.

Cast edit

External links edit

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