A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the "mogwai" but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Chris Columbus
Producer: Michael Finnell, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg
Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances McCain, Polly Holliday, Scott Brady, Glynn Turman, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller, Keye Luke, Judge Reinhold, Jonathan Banks, Edward Andrews and Jackie Joseph