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The Beniker Gang (1985)

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Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; ... See full summary »

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Arthur Beniker
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Cassie Beniker
Charles Fields ...
Edmund Beniker
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James Beniker
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Ben Beniker
George Martin ...
Judge Pink
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Forest Ranger
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Principal Stoddard
Mary Hamill ...
Edith Stamwick
William Duell ...
Postmaster Greaves
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Mr. Uldrich
Richmond Hoxie ...
Attorney
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Mr. Millhauser
Paddy Croft ...
Mrs. O'Malley
Joyce Reehling ...
Miss Nickerson
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Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; introvert James ; Cassie, the only girl; and Edmond. They run away from the orphanage to stay a family, but it won't be so easy. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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Dear Lola, or How to Start Your Own Family  »

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The child actors had to have ice placed in their mouths during outdoors shooting in order to prevent their breath from registering on camera due to the cold. See more »

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MONSTER MASH
Performed by Zacherle
Music and lyrics by Bobby Pickett and Leonard Capizzi
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Utterly Charming and moving
21 February 2004 | by (Southern New Jersey USA) – See all my reviews

These are one of the 1980's movies that aren't pointless. This movie I like because the actors and actresses portray themselves with real feelings. They really have to fight for themselves in order to keep together. Of course Edmond may get into his fights, Ben eats his paper, and Cassie feels unpopular, but that is what makes the movie real. Whoever says this movie is boring, they need to look again. Sticking together isn't pointless at all!


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