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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Musical, Comedy  |  22 August 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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$1,576,615 (USA)
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Trivia

The garbage pail kid facial puppet heads (masks) required more detail work for facial animation prior to filming. The heads were not properly completed by the effects team because of financial reasons and the time factor related to filming. Rod Amateau, in-spite of the unfinished heads, made the film on schedule, expecting the puppet head effects animation to improve during the film schedule. See more »

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Obvious stunt double for Dodger when he fights Juice at the fashion show. See more »

Quotes

Captain Manzini: [coming up with a spell to get the kids back in the garbage pail] "Rats and thunder, wind and hail \ Send the kids back in the pail."
[it fails to work]
Captain Manzini: I don't understand it. It's your basic Mary Poppins and it's not working.
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You Can Be a Garbage Pail Kid
Performed by Jimmy Scarlett & The Dimensions
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions
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You can't possibly get any worse than this
24 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll admit, I couldn't finish this atrocity. I watched 10 minutes worth of clips and I wouldn't usually write a review of a movie I haven't seen 90% of, but the 10 minutes was enough to convince me that you will never find a worse movie. And I saw Troll 2. The humor is crude, there isn't anything funny about the things those kids do. The acting is so bad, even the laughs sound fake. But it wasn't any of that that really made me cringe, although they added to the cringe factor a lot, it was the puppetry and the kids in general. Oh. My. Goodness. They are so creepy! And on top of being creepy, they're gross? No thank you!! Bottom of the heap. As someone who usually likes to give even bad movies a shot, the fact that I couldn't sit through the clips is saying something. I'm also very generous in my reviews (I gave Troll 2 a 5/10 for goodness sake!) but there is no comparison, this movie is by far the worst thing in film history. This should be recalled and the actors should keep this off their resumes.


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