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Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they ... See full summary »

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Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid regulations like no television or no candy. Naturally this will cause some conflicts. Written by Volker Boehm

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22 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,576,615 (USA)
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Bob Jillson and Hub Braden really enjoyed working with the director/producer Rod Amateau because he "appreciated" their effort and work on his project. Purposely interjecting humorous details and touches into the sets and the set dressing, Rod always picked up on their treatments. An example was the biker bar set. After researching a West Hollywood biker bar, the top of the bar imitated the actual biker bar...dressed with a chorus line of teddy bears. The peanut barrel was a child's toy chest, a giant open top football filled with peanuts for the cast to eat and to throw. The side wall with bike parts and wheels (like a mad bike sculpture) blowing out of the wall with police boots extending over the handlebars, fenders, and wheels. Amateau went nuts with laughter having a great experience filming the scenes in the set. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of the cameraman visible on Tangerine when she crosses the street at night to meet Juice. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Vomit: [Valerie Vomit, finds her hamburger wrapper empty] Ali, you ate my burger!
Ali Gator: Oh, yeah? Prove it.
Valerie Vomit: I can't, you ate the evidence.
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You Can Be a Garbage Pail Kid
Performed by Jimmy Scarlett & The Dimensions
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions
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Give me back my lost hour & a half
5 November 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is terrible!! One of the fascinating things about the cast is that the two main characters 'Dodger' and 'Tangerine' happen to look at least 8yrs apart, but are in fact only 12mths apart.

The 'Garbage Pail Kids' themselves have awful costumes that are very poorly designed and really badly operated. The puppeteers need to be shot!!

I decided to find this movie and watch it because I hadn't seen it since it first come out, and I was sure I enjoyed it as a kid- What was wrong with me!!!

Save yourself a disappointing hour and a half....


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