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Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters (1965)

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The adventures of the Lemon Grove Kids in this Bowery Boys inspired kiddie film.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Gopher (as Cash Flagg)
Mike Kannon ...
Slug (segments "The Lemon Grove Kids" and "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
Bart Carsell ...
Duke Mazaratti (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Coleman Francis ...
"Big Ed" Narzak (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") / Mr. Miller (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
Larry Pearson ...
Larry (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Mary Morgan ...
Ma (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") / Reporter #2 (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood!)
Rox Anne ...
Roxy (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Herb Robins ...
Killer Krump (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids" and "The Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood!") / Chooper #1 (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
Kirk Kirksey ...
Kirk (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Jim Plunkett ...
Stretch (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Ed McWatters ...
The Saboteur (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Bob Burns ...
Kogar the Gorilla / The Mad Mummy (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") (as Kogar)
Keith A. Wester ...
Marvin-Marvin (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space" and "The Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood!") / Man Shaving ("The Lemon Grove Kids")
John Williams ...
Skinny (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space") (as J. Jay Hartford)
Kedric Wolfe ...
Jocko (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
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The adventures of the Lemon Grove Kids in this Bowery Boys inspired kiddie film.

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28 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood  »

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Producer/cinematographer/editor Keith A. Wester's debut film. He went on to receive six Academy Award nominations for sound mixing. See more »

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References The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) See more »

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Dopey but harmless
17 October 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very bad film, though as far as bad movies go, there are still worse--though not much worse! The Lemon Grove Kids film is definitely one of the most amateurish and dopey films I have ever seen and it looks like a home movie, though because it doesn't take itself too seriously, I couldn't completely hate it.

The Kids are a very bad knockoff of the Bowery Boys--though it begs you to wonder why anyone would want to do this in the first place?! One of the "actors" is Cash Flagg as a Huntz Hall-like idiot. According to Flagg's impersonation, all you need to do is wear a baseball cap, make stupid faces and walk around like an idiot. The film's knockoff of Leo Gorcy wasn't much better. Like some of the silliest Bowery Boys films, this one has monsters, a rival gang, etc. but is squarely placed in the 1960s with the music and fashions.

The bottom line is that with terrible music, rotten dubbing, horribly exaggerated action and slapstick sound effects, this film is a dud on every level and would probably appeal only to small children and bad movie fans. All others approach at your own risk.

FYI--Cash Flagg is the stage name for Ray Dennis Steckler. He also appeared in such great films as "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?" and was equally pitiful there. Also, there is a homage to the previous film RAT PFINK A BOO BOO--look for it after the gorilla appears.


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