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Bride of Chucky

Movie poster for Bride of Chucky
Directed by Ronny Yu
Produced by David Kirschner
Grace Gilroy
Don Mancini
Written by Don Mancini
Starring Jennifer Tilly
Brad Dourif
Katherine Heigl
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Peter Pau
Editing by Randy Bricker
David Wu
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) October 16, 1998
Running time 89 minutes
Language English
Budget $25,000,000
Preceded by Child's Play 3 (1991)
Followed by Seed of Chucky (2004)
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Bride of Chucky (also known as Child's Play 4: Bride of Chucky) (1998) is the fourth entry in the Child's Play series. The film stars Jennifer Tilly (who plays and voices Tiffany) and Brad Dourif (who voices Chucky). This movie co-stars John Ritter, Katherine Heigl and Nick Stabile. It was directed by Ronny Yu, who also directed Freddy vs. Jason and The 51st State. Image File history File links Bride_of_Chucky_DVD_Cover. ... Ronny Yu (Chinese: ) (born 1950) is a Chinese director, producer, and movie writer. ... David Kirschner (born in Los Angeles, California) is an American film and television producer, particularly of animated features. ... Don Mancini (born January 25, 1963) is an American screenwriter, producer, and film director. ... Don Mancini (born January 25, 1963) is an American screenwriter, producer, and film director. ... Jennifer Tilly (born September 16, 1958)[1] is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and a World Series of Poker bracelet winner. ... Bradford Claude Dourif (March 18, 1950, Huntington, West Virginia) is an American Academy Award nominated actor. ... Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C.) is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Graeme Revell was born in New Zealand in 1955. ... Peter Pau HKSC, is a Hong Kong-based cinematographer best known to Western audiences as the cinematographer in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which he won the Best Cinematographer Oscar in 2000. ... Congressman David Wu David Wu (Traditional Chinese: 吳振偉; pinyin: Wú Zhènwěi; born April 8, 1955) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Oregon, representing the states 1st Congressional District (map). ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Childs Play 3 (also known as Childs Play 3: Look Whos Stalking) is the third movie in the Childs Play series. ... Seed of Chucky (also known as Childs Play 5: Seed of Chucky) is a 2004 film and the fifth entry in the popular Childs Play series. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Childs Play is a horror film written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland. ... Jennifer Tilly (born September 16, 1958)[1] is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and a World Series of Poker bracelet winner. ... Bradford Claude Dourif (March 18, 1950, Huntington, West Virginia) is an American Academy Award nominated actor. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C.) is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Nick Stabile (b. ... Ronny Yu (Chinese: ) (born 1950) is a Chinese director, producer, and movie writer. ... Freddy vs. ... The 51st State is a 2001 film directed by Ronny Yu, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle and Emily Mortimer. ...


Bride of Chucky marks the point where the series takes a more humorous turn, often into self-referential parody. Contrary to the previous three films, the violence in Bride of Chucky is punctuated by humor to deflate the macabre visuals. The film almost ignores the events of the previous films, but does reference Charles Lee Ray's death and Chucky's tattered appearance. A death head wearing the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, on the sarcophagus of Habsburg emperor Charles VI in the crypt of the Capuchin church in Vienna, Austria. ...


Plot

Chucky returns from the dead after being chopped up in Child's Play 3. He is reanimated by his girlfriend Tiffany, whom he left 10 years ago when he, as Charles Lee Ray, transfered his soul into the Good Guy doll. Childs Play 3 (also known as Childs Play 3: Look Whos Stalking) is the third movie in the Childs Play series. ... The Good Guys doll is a fictional doll central to the plot of the horror film franchise Childs Play. ...


When Tiffany asks Chucky if he was going to marry her since he left a ring for her, Chucky informs her that he stole the ring from a rich old lady because it is easily worth $5000 to $6000. Tiffany then remarks, "So, you weren't going to ask me to marry you?" to which Chucky responds, "What, are you fuckin' nuts?" and laughs.


The heartbroken Tiffany drops Chucky into a playpen, intending to hold him prisoner as payback for the years she waited for him. While Tiffany is in her bathtub, and watching Bride of Frankenstein (from which screenwriter Don Mancini got the idea for Bride of Chucky), Chucky escapes by using a diamond ring to cut through the wooden bars. He then pushes Tiffany's television into her bathtub, electrocuting and killing her in the process. Using voodoo incantation, Chucky transfers Tiffany's soul into a bride doll. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Don Mancini (born January 25, 1963) is an American screenwriter, producer, and film director. ...


After finally settling their differences, the two decide that they must go to Charles Lee Ray's (Chucky's) grave to retrieve his magic amulet, because without it, Chucky and Tiffany will be permanently consigned to doll form. Tiffany hires next-door neighbor, Jesse, to transport her and Chucky to the cemetery where Ray's body is interred. Jesse desperately needs the money promised by Tiffany because he wants to run away with his girlfriend Jade, who happens to be the niece of a rather domineering local police chief. Chucky and Tiffany intend to appropriate Jesse's and Jade's bodies in the process.


Allusions

This film includes several humorous referential allusions not only to the Child's Play series (as in the line, "Chucky? He's so... '80s!") but to the horror genre as a whole: In rhetoric, an allusion is the implicit referencing of a related object or circumstance, which has occurred or existed in an external context. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... “Horror Movie” redirects here. ...

  • Andy Barclay is not mentioned in this film, except in the opening credits where a newspaper headline reads: Boy claims doll possessed by killer's soul.
  • Although never mentioned, the time setting of this film occurs at least a month after Child's Play 3. The date on Tiffany's newspaper clippings in the opening sequence, and the date of death on Charles Lee Ray's tombstone are November 9, 1988, the release date of the first Child's Play film. Andy's birthday occurs in November, one day after the date of Ray's death. Andy is six years of age in the first film (which would make him sixteen in 1998), indicating that Bride of Chucky has to take place in December 1998 at the earliest, since this film includes references setting it in 1998.
  • There is a character in the film named Damien Baylock. In The Omen, the satanic child is named Damien, while his evil nanny is named Mrs. Baylock.
  • A certain Bride of Chucky promotional poster showing black-and-white silhouettes of Chucky and Tiffany with one eye blue and the other green, is a parody of a Scream 2 poster.
  • In the opening shot, when a policeman is walking through the evidence locker room, there are several dolls that resemble (or may actually be) those used in the film series, Puppet Master. (The dolls appear in the first storage case shown, on the left side of the screen).
  • When John Ritter's character is killed, his face looks much like Pinhead from Hellraiser. Chucky exclaims, "Why does that look so familiar?"
  • According to the DVD's director commentary, Chucky was originally supposed to say to Chief Warren (John Ritter), "Sorry, Jack, but three's a crowd," after killing him -- referring to Ritter's starring role in the hit television sitcom Three's Company. (At the last minute, the director deleted the line from the script because he found it too corny. The joke may have also referred to the series' short-lived spinoff, Three's a Crowd).
  • When Jesse (Nick Stabile) asks Chucky and Tiffany how they became dolls, Chucky replies that it is a long story, and that if it were a movie it would take 3 to 4 sequels to do it justice (a humorous reference to the length of the Child's Play series).
  • Police Officer Robert Bailey, who is killed in the opening sequence of Bride of Chucky, is referenced in the sequel Seed of Chucky. Tiffany is trying to end her killing fetish and decides to atone for her killings. She phones Bailey's widow to apologize for slitting her husband's throat, causing the woman to sob and Tiffany to feel a sense of closure.

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Bride of Chucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (792 words)
Bride of Chucky (also known as Child's Play 4: Bride of Chucky) is the fourth movie in the Child's Play series.
When Tiffany asks Chucky if he was going to marry her once he got back since he left a ring for her, Chucky tells Tiff that he got that ring from a rich old lady that he killed because it is easily worth $5000 to $6000.
A certain Bride of Chucky promotional poster, showing fl-and-white silohuettes of Chucky and Tiffany with one eye blue and the other green, is a parody of one of the Scream 2 posters.
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