Matinee
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1993
Director: Joe Dante
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 014381-428827
Running time: 1:39 (99 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.66:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 29, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#916)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
John Goodman is at his uproarious best as the gregarious creator of sci-fi thrillers, circa 1962, who brings his unique brand of showmanship to the unsuspecting residents of Key West, Florida.

Fifteen-year-old horror fan Gene Loomis (Simon Fenton) can't wait for the arrival of filmmaker Lawrence Woolsey (Goodman), who is in town to premiere his latest offering of the atomic power gone beserk, "Mant." But the absurd vision of Woolsey takes on a sudden urgency as the Cuban Missle crisis places the real threat of atomic horror just 90 miles off the coast.

With the help of Gene and his high school friends, along with Woolsey's leading lady, Ruth (Cathy Moriarty), the master showman gives Key West a premiere they'll never forget. The screen explodes in "Atomo-Vision," the theatre rocks in spine-tingling "Rumble-Rama," and a local hood threatens to run off with Woolsey's profits. It all seems fitting in this entertaining tale of backyard bomb shelters, missle attack drills and an innocence clouded by the threat of nuclear destruction.
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Genres
Comedy
Horror
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Renfield Productions
Media Companies:
 • Image Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Joe Dante....Director
Writing
Charlie Haas....Screenwriter
Jerico....Original Material By
Charlie Haas....Original Material By
Production
Michael Finnell....Producer
Cinematography
John Hora....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marshall Harvey....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Goldsmith....Composer
Arthur Kent....Song Writer
Sound
Howard Warren....Production Sound Mixer
Mark Mangini....Supervising Sound Editor
George Simpson....Supervising Sound Editor
David A. Whittaker....Sound Editor
Warren Hamilton, Jr.....Sound Editor
Julia Evershade....Sound Editor
Rick Alexander....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jim Bolt....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andy D'Addario....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Steven Legler....Production Designer
Nanci B. Roberts....Art Director
Cast
John Goodman....Lawrence Woolsey
Cathy Moriarty....Ruth Corday/Carole
Simon Fenton....Gene Loomis
Omri Katz....Stan
Lisa Jakub....Sandra
Kellie Martin....Sherry
Jesse Lee....Dennis Loomis
Lucinda Jenney....Anne Loomis
James Villemaire....Harvey Starkweather
Robert Picardo....Howard, The Theater Manager
Jesse White....Mr. Spector
Dick Miller....Herb
John Sayles....Bob
David Clennon....Jack
Lucy Butler....Rhonda
Georgie Cranford....Dwight
Nick Bronson....Andy
Cory Barlog....Stan's Friend
George Carson....Stan's Friend
Joe Gonzalez....Stan's Friend
Belinda Balaski....Stan's Mom
Charlie Haas....Mr. Elroy
Mark McCracken....Mant/Bill
Archie Hahn...."Shopping Cart" Star
Naomi Watts...."Shopping Cart" Starlet
Chris Stacy....Gas Station Attendant
Allison McKay....Teacher
Glenda Chism....Teacher
Aaron Stormer....Kid Near Andy
Lana Bucciarelli...."Eew!" Girl
Richard Rossomme....Shredded Wheat Man
D. Christian Gottshall....Store Clerk
Bernard Blanding....Soldier
Dennis Neal....Soldier
Luke Halpin....Man in Crowd
Eulan Middlebrooks....Young Man in Crowd
Elizabeth Dimon....Theater Cashier
Shane Obedzinski....Bleeding Kid
Summer-Healy Chapin...."Balcony Full" Kid
James Scott Hess....Kid in Floor Seat
Shawn Edward Watkins....Kid Next to Mr. Elroy
Danny Hanemann....Man Outside Theater
Jesse Zeigler....Kid in Line
Andy Isaacs....Faint Kid
Joe Candelora....Fireman
Steve Zurk....Cop
Mary Moriarty....Lady in Line
John Paul Lehman....Marine Guard
Jacob Witkin....Dr. Diablo
Tracy Roberts....Screaming Woman
Marc Macaulay...."Shopping Cart" Crook
Timothy Bass...."Movie Theater" Actor
Jeff Breslauer...."Movie Theater" Actor
Molly Conole...."Movie Theater" Actor
Peggy O'Neal...."Movie Theater" Actor
Colette Piceau...."Movie Theater" Actor
Steve DuMouchel...."Mob" Actor
Kurt Smildsin...."Mob" Actor
Michael T. Kelly...."Mob" Actor
Ike Pappas....Newscaster
Brett Rice....Gene's Dad (voice)
Robert Cornthwaite....Scientist (uncredited)
Kevin McCarthy....General (uncredited)
William Schallert....Doctor (uncredited)