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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Musical, Comedy  |  22 August 1987 (USA)
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Dogdger must confront the struggles of life as he is visited by the Garbage Pail Kids and intimidated by some older bullies.

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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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Out of the garbage pail and into your heart See more »


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22 August 1987 (USA)  »

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La pandilla basura  »

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$1,576,615 (USA)
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Trivia

Mackenzie Astin auditioned and signed onto the movie without telling his father, actor John Astin. When he was informed and given the script by his son, John Astin thought the script so poor he looked into getting Mackenzie out of the film. See more »

Goofs

When the Garbage Pail Kids are locked in the basement playing cards, Valarie Vomit coughs up an ace of hearts and adds it to her hand. But when we see her hand, she is holding a royal flush in spades. See more »

Quotes

Foul Phil - Suit: My tummy hurts!
Greaser Greg - Suit: What did you eat?
Foul Phil - Suit: Everything!
Greaser Greg - Suit: That makes sense!
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Sweet Movie (2011) See more »

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I'm Ready to Sacrifice
Performed by Debbie Lytton
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions
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Offensively Awful - How Did This Get Made?
28 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Without question the worst movie I've ever seen, and not even in a "so bad it's good" kind of way. It's ninety minutes of sheer torture, starring a hideous cast of makeup nightmares; indisputable evidence of the lengths a commercial property can stretch for the almighty dollar. Like most children of the eighties, I had a healthy collection of GPK stickers in my closet growing up. The gross-out humor and macabre illustrations were a big selling point, but beneath all that was a creative core and a wild amount of versatility. Every card was completely different. The one-note comedy of their film translation, though, is like opening a pack filled with duplicates. I counted six jokes with a visual punchline of "and then he peed his pants." That's not an exaggeration, and it's not the only example of the flick's careless comedic redundancy. Combine that with an appalling song and dance number (seriously), a horribly out-of-place romantic subplot (starring a pre-pubescent boy and a girl well into her twenties, no less) and a gang of foils cut clumsily from recycled cardboard. It's genuinely amazing this ever saw the light of day.


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