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The Beniker Gang (1984)

G | | Drama | 2 November 1984 (USA)
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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James Beniker
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Ben Beniker
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Judge Pink
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Forest Ranger
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Principal Stoddard
Mary Hamill ...
Edith Stamwick
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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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The "notebook", the cover of which is eaten during class, was fabricated from an edible paste colored with food dye to make it look like the real thing. See more »

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MONSTER MASH
Performed by Zacherle
Written by Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi
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Utterly Charming and moving
21 February 2004 | by 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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