On this day in 1991 (in the big ol' U.S. of A.), a little something something called Critters 3 expanded the whole Critters universe, paving the way for the eventual release of Critters 4. (IMDB.com reports that these two features were shot simultaneously and involve a cliffhanger between the two features.) Directed by Kristine Peterson, this one's story is credited to Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper while David J. Schow earns marks for completing the screenplay.
Perhaps the film's greatest claim to fame -- as fate would have it -- is that it serves as the big screen theatrical debut to one young lad named Leonardo DiCaprio, a future Oscar winner and -- ahem -- Global Warming alarmist (I said what I said). Others in the cast include John Calvin, Aimee Brooks, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins, and Nina Axelrod.
Here's the plot summary as provided by our friends at IMDB.com:
"The tiny fur ball aliens that will eat anything or anyone set their sights on a Los Angeles apartment tower."
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