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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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Messy Tessie (voice)
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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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The Garbage Gang Is Alive and Grosser Than Ever! See more »


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22 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pandilla basura  »

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$1,576,615 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 10th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1987. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Ali Gator is riding the ATV to "The Toughest Bar On Earth", he reaches up to scratch his head, and you clearly see the separation between his arm and the "alligator arm". 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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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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