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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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Valerie Vomit (voice)
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Ali Gator (voice)
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Foul Phil (voice) (as Robert Bell)
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Nat Nerd (voice)
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Windy Winston (voice)
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Messy Tessie (voice)
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Bartender
Lynn Cartwright ...
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Storyline

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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,576,615 (USA)
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Trivia

In the basement of the antique shop where the Garbage Pail Kids hideout, there's a large painting by the stairs. In the painting is the makeup creator, John Carl Buechler, and to his right is a small green creature. That creature is the eponymous character from Ghoulies, for which Buechler designed the characters a few years prior to The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. 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

Ali Gator: [looking at stuffed alligator, gasps] My God! It's Cousin Charlie!
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Connections

References Troll (1986) See more »

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Electricity
Performed by David Lawrence
Produced and Arranged by David Lawrence
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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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