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The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 14 August 1987 (USA)
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

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Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
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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>

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You know who to call when you have ghosts but who do you call when you have monsters? See more »


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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Monster Busters  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,769,990 (USA)
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Trivia

Mary Ellen Trainor who plays the mother of the lead siblings also plays a mother of lead sibling children in "The Goonies"(1985) See more »

Goofs

When Patrick sits back down in the Scary German Guy's house, he picks up his glass from the coffee table and raises it to take a drink. In the reverse shot, he's just sitting there and instead picks up something small and eats it. See more »

Quotes

[holds a glinting sharp knife in the dim sunlight of his living room]
Scary German Guy: Boys, time is almost up.
[after a moment pause]
Scary German Guy: For last chance of some pie.
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Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Squad (2007) See more »

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The Monster Squad
Performed by The Monster Squad
Written and Produced by Dick Rudolph and Michael Sembello
Published by Dickiebird Music & Publishing, TECO/Barish Music, Gravity Raincoat, and Taft/Barish Music
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A great film...Not an Academy Award or anything though yet still a good film.
30 November 1999 | by (Broken Arrow, Ok) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a couple of years ago and it still remains to be one of my most favorite monster/comedy films of all time.

It has an easy to follow plot, people you can root for and some pretty good special effects. If your a real monster film buff, you'll enjoy some good trivia throughout.

A good score for all involved.

Out of 10..........9/10


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