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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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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)
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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22 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pandilla basura  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,576,615 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Referenced in Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Pepsi Holiday Spice (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Not a Soul Around
Performed by Ed Kuepper
Produced by Ed Kuepper
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User Reviews

 
I could not even comprehend that this was a movie.
12 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I felt like I had been locked in a basement for seven years, tortured, raped, and mentally abused by the time this thing was done.

This deserves a zero! it honestly does! It deserves a zero.

This film is evil incarnate. EVIL.

I still wake up every night. Screaming. Screaming.

I am honestly very disturbed by this turd of a "movie".

Manos: the Hands of Fate is better than this movie! THIS IS THE WORST MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF ALL HUMANITY!! I WANT TO BOMB OURSELVES THAT'S HOW BAD THIS IS.

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