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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

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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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La pandilla basura  »

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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 »

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When the Garbage Pail Kids steal the delivery truck, the driver's belt and the rope connecting his pants to the truck disappear during some shots. See more »

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Dodger: [starting work unloading a crate] Do you sell much of this stuff? We've only had two customers and they didn't buy anything.
Captain Manzini: Patience is a bitter vine, dear Dodger, but it bears sweet fruit.
Dodger: Huh?
Captain Manzini: That's from the Greek. It loses a little something in translation. Now, let's add a little sparkle to our merchandise.
[hands Dodger a feather duster]
Captain Manzini: Funny people should call this junk, isn't it? When every piece is a diary of the human spirit.
[holds book, looks at inside cover]
Captain Manzini: Take this, for instance....
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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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It Hurts
16 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone involved in the making of this movie, from the coke-vacuuming, muckraking scum who financed it to the gaffer's newest apprentice, is going directly to hell.

This isn't just a bad movie. It's a psychotic, surreal journey into the realm of the profoundly grotesque. The Garbage Pail Kids themselves are terrible in their deformity, with exaggerated facial features and apparent elephantitis of the cranium making them hurtful to witness. Poorly-done animatronics make them all appear as if their facial muscles have been injected with lidocaine. They have a collective IQ of approximately 58.

It's not pleasant to watch. It's not funny, it's not kitschy, it's not camp. The dialogue is pat and smarmy, the characters stupid and forgettable, and the whole slimy mess reeks of greedy bastards trying to make a fistful of money on the flavor of the week. TGPKM is another example of how depressingly low the common denominator really is...and this was BEFORE the reality TV craze.

It hurts.


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