Needful Things (film)

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Needful Things is a 1993 film about a mysterious new shop that opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Directed by Fraser Clarke Heston. Written by W. D. Richter, based on the novel by Stephen King.
Buy now. Pay later.  (taglines)

Leland Gaunt[edit]

  • Kill them all. Let God sort them out.
  • The young carpenter from Nazareth? I knew him well. Promising young man. He died badly.
  • If it's too hot in here, Mr. Jewett, just say the word. I'm afraid I have a tendency to turn up the heat.
  • Oh yes, we're having fun now.
  • Don't be afraid of it, Hugh. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
  • When I started out I was just a peddler moving across the blind face of a distant land. Moving, always moving. Always gone... and in the end I'd always offer weapons. And they'd always take them. Of course I was gone before they realized what they'd purchased.
  • Oh. You know, there are days I really hate this job. This is not my best work, not by a long shot. Oh, sure, a few murders and a couple of rather lovely explosions. I would hardly call it a rousing success, but what the hell? I'll be back. In the meantime, you and Polly, you are two terrific kids, and you'll marry her. Trust me. She's a lovely girl, Alan. You'll have a wonderful family. Oh, by the way, give my regards to your grandson. Bob will be his name, International Trade his game. I'll see him in Jakarta, 2053. August 14th. 10a.m. A nice, sunny day. We'll make headlines.

Sheriff Alan J. Pangborn[edit]

  • [trying to break up an argument between Deputy Norris and Buster] You know, guys, I moved here and I thought, Great! I'm outta the big city and I'm finally in a place where everybody isn't gonna be crawling up everybody's asshole every day! A place where maybe my biggest nightmare is gonna be getting some goddamn cat out of a tree! But forget that! EVERYBODY IS INSANE, EVERYWHERE!

Dialogue[edit]

Buster Keeton: I just killed my wife. Is that bad?
Leland Gaunt: Hey, these things happen.

Nettie Cobb: You killed my doggy, you bitch!
Wilma Jerzyck: You broke my microwave, you crazy fuck!

Father Meehan: If there's a devil in this town, it's that damned Reverend Willie Rose!
Sheriff Pangborn: [about Leland Gaunt] You believe me now, Father? You still think he's a decent man? The Devil just blew up your damn church!
Father Meehan: That's not the Devil. It's those God-damned Baptists!

Taglines[edit]

  • Buy now. Pay later.
  • Now it's time to pay!
  • The town of Castle Rock just made a deal with the Devil... Now it's time to pay!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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Adaptations of works by Stephen King
  Films     The Shining (1980) · Cujo (1983) · The Dead Zone (1983) · Christine (1983) · Cat's Eye (1985) · Silver Bullet (1985) · Stand by Me (1986) · The Running Man (1987) · Tales from the
  Darkside: The Movie
(1990) · Graveyard Shift (1990) · Misery (1990) · The Lawnmower Man (1992) · Sleepwalkers (1992) · The Dark Half (1993) · Needful Things (1993) · The
  Shawshank Redemption
(1994) · Dolores Claiborne (1995) · Thinner (1996) · The Night Flier (1997) · Apt Pupil (1998) · The Green Mile (1999) · Hearts in Atlantis (2001) · Dreamcatcher 
  (2003) · Secret Window (2004) · Riding the Bullet (2004) · 1408 (2007) · The Mist (2007) · Dolan's Cadillac (2009) · A Good Marriage (2014) · Cell (2016)  
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  Creepshow     Creepshow (1982) · Creepshow 2 (1987) · Creepshow III (2007)  
  Children of the Corn     Children of the Corn (1984) · The Final Sacrifice (1993) · Urban Harvest (1995) · The Gathering (1996) · Fields of Terror (1998) · Isaac's Return (1999) ·
  Revelation (2001) · Children of the Corn (2009) · Genesis (2011)  
  Firestarter     Firestarter (1984) · Rekindled (2002)  
  Trucks     Maximum Overdrive (1986) · Trucks (1997)  
  Pet Sematary     Pet Sematary (1989) · Pet Sematary Two (1992)  
  The Mangler     The Mangler (1995) · The Mangler 2 (2001) · *The Mangler Reborn (2005)  
  Television     Episodes     "Gramma" (1986) · "Sorry, Right Number" (1987) · "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" (1997)  
  Series     Golden Years (1991) · The Dead Zone (2002–07) · Kingdom Hospital (2004) · Haven (2010–present) · Under the Dome (2013–15) · 11.22.63 (2016)  
  Films or miniseries     It (1990) · The Tommyknockers (1993) · The Stand (1994) · The Langoliers (1995) · The Shining (1997) · Quicksilver Highway (1997) · Storm of the Century
  (1999) · Stephen King's Desperation (2006) · Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) · Bag of Bones (2011) · Big Driver (2014)  
  Salem's Lot     Salem's Lot (1979) · A Return to Salem's Lot (1987) · Salem's Lot (2004)  
  Sometimes They Come Back     Sometimes They Come Back (1991) · Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996) · Sometimes They Come Back... for More
  (1998)  
  Rose Red     Rose Red (2002) · The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)  
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