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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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Greaser Greg (voice)
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Marjory Graue ...
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Valerie Vomit (voice)
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Ali Gator (voice)
Bobby Bell ...
Foul Phil (voice) (as Robert Bell)
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Nat Nerd (voice)
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Windy Winston (voice)
Susan Rossitto ...
Messy Tessie (voice)
John Cade ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

La pandilla basura  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,576,615 (USA)
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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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As it is well known that the puppetry and animatronics were not properly finished for the film, the filmmakers had to work with what they had, as a result the Garbage Pail Kid Ali Gator can be seen several times with his mouth open and immobile in wide shots. See more »

Quotes

Ali Gator: [looking at stuffed alligator, gasps] My God! It's Cousin Charlie!
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Electricity
Performed by David Lawrence
Produced and Arranged by David Lawrence
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Offensively Awful - How Did This Get Made?
28 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Without question the worst movie I've ever seen, and not even in a "so bad it's good" kind of way. It's ninety minutes of sheer torture, starring a hideous cast of makeup nightmares; indisputable evidence of the lengths a commercial property can stretch for the almighty dollar. Like most children of the eighties, I had a healthy collection of GPK stickers in my closet growing up. The gross-out humor and macabre illustrations were a big selling point, but beneath all that was a creative core and a wild amount of versatility. Every card was completely different. The one-note comedy of their film translation, though, is like opening a pack filled with duplicates. I counted six jokes with a visual punchline of "and then he peed his pants." That's not an exaggeration, and it's not the only example of the flick's careless comedic redundancy. Combine that with an appalling song and dance number (seriously), a horribly out-of-place romantic subplot (starring a pre-pubescent boy and a girl well into her twenties, no less) and a gang of foils cut clumsily from recycled cardboard. It's genuinely amazing this ever saw the light of day.


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