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It's 1962 and 15-year-old horror film fan Gene Loomis (Simon Fenton) is the new kid in a small Key West town; the Cuban Missile Crisis is happening in his own backyard; an intriguing girl (Lisa Jakub) is actually looking his way, and best of all, master showman Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman) is in town promoting his latest sci-fi horror flick. Gene and his friends eagerly gather at the local theater for the debut of MANT!, a terrifying tale of one man's mutation into a demonic ant. At the theater they experience the thrill of a lifetime, as the threat of nuclear war looms overhead. John Goodman is at his uproarious best as the larger-than-life horror promoter who revels in the creation of one-of-a-kind shock and terror as the nation waits for its fate to be revealed. MATINEE is a masterful homage to B-movie science fiction classics of the 1950s and '60s that ingeniously combines science fiction shock and suspense with the real life horror of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Pg
Movie Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Movie Genre: Comedy
Movie Type: Americana, Parody/Spoof, Coming-of-Age
Movie Theme: Military Life, Filmmaking
MPAA Warnings: Suitable for Children, Adult Situations, Profanity
Run Time: 99 (minutes)
Software Format: DVD
Street Date: May 4, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 246-05-0917
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