A Los Angeles police detective partners up with a talking gnome in order to bring down the head of a crime ring.


Stan Winston


Pen Densham (story), Pen Densham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Casey Gallagher
Jerry Orbach ... Stan Walton
Claudia Christian ... Samantha 'Sam'
Eli Danker ... Zadar
Mark Harelik ... Detective Kaminsky
Robert Z'Dar ... Reggie
Mike Avery Mike Avery ... Gnorm
Craig Caton ... Gnorm
Greg Figiel Greg Figiel ... Gnorm
Eric Karlen Eric Karlen ... Gnorm
Eileen Kastner-Delago Eileen Kastner-Delago ... Gnorm
Richard J. Landon Richard J. Landon ... Gnorm (as Richard Landon)
Frank Charles Lutkus III Frank Charles Lutkus III ... Gnorm (as Charles Lutkus)
Shane Mahan Shane Mahan ... Gnorm
Brandon Mason Brandon Mason ... Gnorm


Gnorm is just an average Gnome. But he wants to impress the lady Gnomes by doing something heroic. So he steals the Gnome's magic stones to expose them to sunlight to recharge them. When he gets to the surface, (Gnome's live deep underground) he witnesses a murder, and the killer ends up with his stones. Detective Casey, who was working a sting operation with the murdered man, (another detective) is blamed for botching the sting, and causing the death. Wanting to catch the killer to clear his name, he teams up with Gnorm, who he accidentally discovers. He is going to need Samantha's help, but she thinks he is a nut. You see, no one else knows about Gnorm. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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This cop's got a brand new partner... And a lot of explaining to do. See more »


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Filmed in 1988, received limited release in 1990, pulled from circulation and re-released in 1992. See more »


Gnorm: Make her toes curl...
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Music and Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Bert Kaempfert
Published by Champion Music Corporation, Screen Gems - EMI
Music, Inc. and Amra, Inc.
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No it's gnot
23 January 2000 | by jbassett-2See all my reviews

Straight to the point, this movie is bad. I have trouble calling it even a B movie, and probably ranks at the C level. However, if you have an odd sense of humor, you will get a sick sense of satisfaction from this movie. I was grinning all the way through this movie, but a grimace was hiding just underneath. The funniest scene is when the gnome character insists that gnome is pronounced ga-nome. Still to this day, I find myself grinning whenever I think about the comment "no it's gnot", and say it whenever possible. My suggestion is to see this movie, but see it when you truly have nothing better to do, as it will rank somewhere between a complete waste of time, and the greatest experience ever (ok, not quite, but it was enjoyable). If you are expecting a serious film, look elsewhere, but for classic C film quality, look no further.

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9 November 1990 (UK) See more »

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Space Cop See more »

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Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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