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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

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Greaser Greg (voice)
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Tangerine
Ron MacLachlan ...
Juice
J.P. Amateau ...
Wally
Marjory Graue ...
Blythe
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Valerie Vomit (voice)
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Ali Gator (voice)
Bobby Bell ...
Foul Phil (voice) (as Robert Bell)
Larry Green ...
Nat Nerd (voice)
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Windy Winston (voice)
Susan Rossitto ...
Messy Tessie (voice)
John Cade ...
Bartender
Lynn Cartwright ...
Fashion Show Host
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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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Out of the garbage pail and into your heart See more »


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22 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pandilla basura  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$661,512, 23 August 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,576,615
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

One Down,Two Down
Performed by Hakim and Lady Dianna
Produced by Hakim and Otis Stokes for Mikah Productions
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Give me back my lost hour & a half
5 November 2008 | by 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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