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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

Dodger 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greaser Greg (voice)
J.P. Amateau ...
Marjory Graue ...
Valerie Vomit (voice)
Ali Gator (voice)
Bobby Bell ...
Foul Phil (voice) (as Robert Bell)
Larry Green ...
Nat Nerd (voice)
Windy Winston (voice)
Susan Rossitto ...
Messy Tessie (voice)
John Cade ...
Lynn Cartwright ...
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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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Release Date:

22 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pandilla basura  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)


$1,576,615 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Much like in the movie, Mackenzie Astin (Dodger) was actually going out with Kate Barberi (Tangerine) in real-life. They broke up in the middle of shooting. See more »


Valerie Vomit's eyes can be seen constantly malfunctioning in close ups due to the unfinished animatronics. See more »


Ali Gator: [looking at stuffed alligator, gasps] My God! It's Cousin Charlie!
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Key to the World
From the MCA/Curb LP "The Pursuit of Happiness" (MCA-5993)
Performed by The Beat Farmers
Produced by Dave Jerden
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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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