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 atomic power gone berserk, "Mant." But the absurd vision of Woolsey's tale 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 lade, Ruth (Cathy Moriarty), the master showman gives Key West a premiere they'll never forget. The screen explodes in "Atomo-Vision," the theater rocks in spine-tingling "Rumble-Rama," and a local hood threatens to run off with Wolsey's profits. It all seems fitting in this entertaining tale of backyard bomb shelters, missile attack drills and an innocense clouded by the threat of nuclear destruction.

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Matinee (1993)

4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray

Horror/Drama/Comedy · 6/25/2024

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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 atomic power gone berserk, "Mant." But the absurd vision of Woolsey's tale 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 lade, Ruth (Cathy Moriarty), the master showman gives Key West a premiere they'll never forget. The screen explodes in "Atomo-Vision," the theater rocks in spine-tingling "Rumble-Rama," and a local hood threatens to run off with Wolsey's profits. It all seems fitting in this entertaining tale of backyard bomb shelters, missile attack drills and an innocense clouded by the threat of nuclear destruction.

$32.99-$6.99 (17%)

Release Country

United States

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826663246230

Release Date

6/25/2024

Media Type

Movie

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Cast
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John Goodman

Lawrence Woolsey
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Cathy Moriarty

Ruth Corday / Carole
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Simon Fenton

Gene Loomis
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Omri Katz

Stan
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Lisa Jakub

Sandra
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Kellie Martin

Sherry
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Jesse Lee Soffer

Dennis Loomis (as Jesse Lee)
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Lucinda Jenney

Anne Loomis
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James Villemaire

Harvey Starkweather
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Robert Picardo

Howard, the Theater Manager
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Jesse White

Mr. Spector
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Dick Miller

Herb Denning
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John Sayles

Bob
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David Clennon

Jack
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Lucy Butler

Rhonda
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Georgie Cranford

Dwight
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Nick Bronson

Andy
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Cory Barlog

Stan's Friend
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George Carson

Stan's Friend
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Allison McKay

Teacher
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Joe Gonzalez

Stan's Friend
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Belinda Balaski

Stan's Mom
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Charles S. Haas

Mr. Elroy (as Charles Haas)
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Mark McCracken

Mant / Bill
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Archie Hahn

Shopping Cart Star
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Naomi Watts

Shopping Cart Starlet
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Chris Stacy

Gas Station Attendant
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Glenda Chism

Teacher
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Aaron Stormer

Kid Near Andy
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Lana Bucciarelli

'Eew!' Girl
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Richard Rossomme

Shredded Wheat Man
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D. Christian Gottshall

Store Clerk
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Bernard Blanding

Soldier
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Dennis Neal

Soldier
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Luke Halpin

Man in Crowd
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Eulan Middlebrooks

Young Man in Crowd
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Elizabeth Dimon

Theater Cashier
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Shane Obedzinski

Bleeding Kid
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Summer-Healy Chapin

Balcony Full Kid
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James Scott Hess

Kid in Floor Seat
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Shawn Edward Watkins

Kid Next to Mr. Elroy
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Danny Hanemann

Man Outside Theater
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Jesse Zeigler

Kid in Line
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Andy Isaacs

Faint Kid
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Joe Candelora

Fireman
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Steve Zurk

Cop
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Mary Moriarty

Lady in Line
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John Paul Lehman

Marine Guard
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Jacob Witkin

Dr. Diablo
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Tracy Roberts

Screaming Woman
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Marc Macaulay

Shopping Cart Crook
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Timothy Bass

Movie Theater Actor
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Jeff Breslauer

Movie Theater Actor
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Molly Conole

Movie Theater Actress
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Peggy O'Neal

Movie Theater Actress
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Colette Piceau

Movie Theater Actress
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Steve DuMouchel

'Mob' Actor
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Kurt Smildsin

'Mob' Actor
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Michael T. Kelly

'Mob' Actor
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Ike Pappas

Newscaster
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Brett Rice

Gene's Dad (voice)
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Sherman 'Big Train' Bergman

Soldier (uncredited)
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Robert Cornthwaite

Dr. Flankon (uncredited)
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Joey Fatone

Extra (uncredited)
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John F. Kennedy

Himself (announces Cuban blockade) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Art Linkletter

Himself (on his show) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Caroline Macey

Girl at desk in classroom just before the class ducks and covers (uncredited)
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Kevin McCarthy

General Ankrum (uncredited)
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Sherrie Peterson

Movie Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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William Schallert

Dr. Grabow, DDS (uncredited)
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Adlai Stevenson

Himself (debates Zorin at the UN) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Elijah Vorrasi

Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Valerian Zorin

Himself (debates Stevenson at the UN) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Joe Dante

Director
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Jerico Stone

Writer
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Charles S. Haas

Writer
Other Editions
Disc Title Front Cover

Matinee

(DVD)

7/22/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

Matinee

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

1/16/2018

$23.33 -$11.60 (33%)

Disc Title Front Cover

Matinee

(DVD)

3/12/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Matinee (1993/ Universal)

(DVD)

5/4/2010

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