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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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J.P. Amateau ...
Marjory Graue ...
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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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The Garbage Gang Is Alive and Grosser Than Ever! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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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

John Carl Buechler was considered to direct the film, and his version of the story was going to be a straight up horror film, in which the Garbage Pail Kids would have spawned from radioactive sludge that had found its way to a garbage can filled with broken dolls, turning them into serial killers. See more »

Goofs

Before the fashion show starts, Tangerine tells the girl, "Honny, don't use it." As she's walking away the shadow of one of the cameras is visible, moving forward. 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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Referenced in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) See more »

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Not a Soul Around
Performed by Ed Kuepper
Produced by Ed Kuepper
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Give me back my lost hour & a half
5 November 2008 | by (Australia) – 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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