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The Monster Squad (1987)

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Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the ... See full summary »

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Storyline

Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

monster | friend | dracula | amulet | mummy | See more »

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Call them for a monster-ous good time. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szörnycsapat  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,769,990 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Fred Dekker the film was cut by ca. 13 minutes because some executives didn't want it to run more than 90 minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Horace, Sean and Eugene are cornered near the statue in the house, Eugene is covering his eyes with both hands (in the first 2 shots). In the third shot, he's holding Pete the dog. In the last shot before the trapdoor opens, he's covering his eyes again. See more »

Quotes

Patrick: You're not a virgin are you?
Patrick's Sister: [shakes her head]
Patrick: No? What do you mean No?
Patrick's Sister: Well, Steve... but he doesn't count.
Patrick: DOESN'T COUNT?
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References Zombie (1979) See more »

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Rock Until You Drop
Performed by Michael Sembello
Written by Michael Sembello, Dick Rudolph, and Danny Sembello
Produced by Michael Sembello
Published by Gravity Raincoat, Dickiebird Music & Publishing, Unicity Music, Inc., and No Pain No Gain Music
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Cult classic monsterpiece!!
12 May 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

What's not to love about this great flick?! It's got humor and great moments with the classic monsters, rendered in styles much more in keeping with the Universal tradition than the slick "Van Helsing" (which I do like).

The kids are great, the monsters look good, and the jokes are actually funny. WHEN will this film be released on DVD?! It deserves the special edition treatment.

I've seen this film so many times, first as a youth when it was released, and it never gets boring.

It's campy without being stupid, and tongue-in-cheek antics abound. Anyone notice the odd way that this film and "Evil Dead 2" seem to have shared similar endings? It's kind of strange, really.

ANYWAY, would love to see this released as a nice DVD.


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