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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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22 August 1987 (USA)  »

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La pandilla basura  »

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$1,576,615 (USA)
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Filmed in a Van Nuys warehouse off of/behind north of Sepulveda Blvd. during the hot summer months requiring air conditioned facilities for both (front of warehouse) production office, costume, dressing rooms, with the stage area located behind. The exterior backside/rear of the warehouse building was adapted with a street shop facade tied with the interior shop (set on stage). Anthony Newly's dressing room trailer was located opposite the warehouse back-street facade. The shop interior, and basement sets were permanent, while the motorcycle gangs' bar, fashion show were swing sets, clearing space for the other film sets constructed for the film. Other locations were within a ten mile radius of the home base warehouse stage. See more »

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In the cinema, Messy Tessie has a bag of popcorn full to the top. She then sneezes and half of the popcorn flies over the cinema, yet in the next shot her bag of popcorn is still full to the top. 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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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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Absolutely Awful
20 November 2005 | by (Centreville, Maryland, United States) – See all my reviews

This movie came on at around 6 AM on Cinemax this morning, and out of curiosity aroused from the fact that they would make a movie based on that utterly ridiculous card game, me and my friend sat down and decided to watch it. And almost instantly we were perplexed. Absolutely flabbergasted by the fact that a movie studio would go ahead and produce this movie. It is by far one of the most poorly written movies I have ever seen. The bizarre plot never seems to come together and make sense. The gags run utterly flat and actually tend to leave you with a sick feeling in your stomach. Not to mention one of the poorest makeup jobs in film history. As for the acting, one word can describe it: atrocious. The actors, with the exception only in some cases for Anthony Newley, seem to be doing nothing more than shouting their lines through the almost forced emotion, which comes over as horridly flat and unbelievable. If you're actually interested in this movie, I would go ahead and recommend it. A spectacle such as this film is something you rarely come upon.


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