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Little Shop of Horrors

  • Film
Little Shop of Horrors
Photograph: Warner Bros.Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Time Out says

In the basement of Mushnik's Skid Row florist's, weedy shop-boy Seymour pines for bubbly-blonde shop-girl Audrey. But the basement is also home to a strange and unusual plant, a growing, bloodthirsty demon determined to devour mankind. It's hard to pinpoint just what makes this surreal saga such a delight. There's the music, a wonderful doowop score from the off-Broadway hit based on Corman's 1960 cult classic. There's the antics of Second City veteran comedians (Murray, Candy, Belushi). There's Steve Martin as 'The Dentist', Audrey's biker-boyfriend, a happy-go-lucky sadist who nearly steals the show. And finally there's the plant, a 50-ft jiving, root-stomping, vegetable from whose 49-ft lips comes the voice of Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops. Though Frank Oz will be damned for changing the play's original ending - let them eat carrots - this wild and witty musical is great fun.

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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Frank Oz
  • Screenwriter:Howard Ashman
  • Cast:
    • John Candy
    • Bill Murray
    • Christopher Guest
    • Miriam Margolyes
    • Ellen Greene
    • Steve Martin
    • Rick Moranis
    • Tisha Campbell
    • Michelle Weeks
    • Vincent Gardenia
    • Tichina Arnold
    • James Belushi
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