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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Fun movie

I saw this movie as a kid (now you can guess about how old I am), and saw it recently, and it's still fun to watch. A little fairytale-like. Andrew McCarthy was the male equivalent of Molly Ringwald in the 80's. Just a fun light-weighted way to pass an hour and a half.


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