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Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

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Two brothers connected to the murderous children's cult of Gatlin, Nebraska are taken to Chicago by an adoptive couple.

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James D.R. Hickox

Writers:

Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn"), Dode B. Levenson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dano Cerny Dano Cerny ... Eli Porter (as Daniel Cerny)
Ron Melendez ... Joshua Porter
Jim Metzler ... William Porter
Nancy Lee Grahn ... Amanda Porter
Jon Clair Jon Clair ... Malcom Elkman
Mari Morrow ... Maria Elkman
Michael Ensign ... Father Frank Nolan
Duke Stroud ... Earl
Rif Hutton ... Arnold
Garvin Funches ... T-Loc
Johnny Legend Johnny Legend ... Derelict Man
Gina St. John ... Diane
Yvette Freeman ... Samantha
Terence Mathews Terence Mathews ... Dwayne (as Terrence Matthews)
James O'Sullivan James O'Sullivan ... Charles Brady
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Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. So, the terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents. The younger brother (who by this point is established as the "evil one") bought some corn seeds along for the road and plants them in the courtyard of an abandoned warehouse, bring He Who Walks Behind the Rows to the city. He winds up possessing his high school peers, and soon his older brother feels called to stop him. Written by Michael Cucinotta <cucinott@brick.purchase.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn III: Urban Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Nicholas Brendon's first movie. See more »

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When Eli goes into the building after moving the planks in the fence, you see the wall of the building shake. See more »

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Joshua's Abusive Father: Joshua? Joshua? Boy, you're gonna make this some sad night.
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The UK version is cut by 13 seconds, removing some close ups of gore and sexual references. See more »

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Followed by Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011) See more »

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THE BIRTH OF S.O.U.L.
Written by Roni Skies (as R. Skies), Kevin Cloud (as K. Cloud), M. Fox
Produced by CLOUD n' SKIES
Performed by S.O.U.L.
Published by Kevin Cloud Music (BMI) and Ron Skies Music (ASCAP)
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Corny Sequel Gets a Pass for Delivering Some Cheap Fun.
3 February 2010 | by Mr_CensoredSee all my reviews

"Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest" is a somewhat tacky and unnecessary sequel to the moderately successful Stephen King adaptation and its slightly under-rated sequel.

In the film, two youths from Gatlin (the setting of the first two films) are taken in by a yuppie couple in Chicago. The older of the two fits in relatively well, but the younger has plans of his own. Planting a corn field in the abandoned property next door, he creeps out his adoptive parents and eventually converts the entire teenage population to his maze worshipping cult.

Despite a predictable plot that seems to be missing chunks (at what point did Eli win over his peers?), dodgy special effects and wooden performances by its relatively unknown cast, the film is moderately enjoyable for what it is. If you want to see some brutal and over-the-top death scenes committed by vegetation, then "Children of the Corn III" hardly disappoints. Elsewhere, however, the film comes up short, and that's all there really is to it.

The film was dumped in theaters briefly in 1994 before being thrust into complete oblivion, making room for four direct-to-video sequels and a made-for-TV remake. Look closely, and you'll spot Charlize Theron in her very first role as an extra.


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