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The Monster Squad (1987)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean (as André Gower)
Robby Kiger ...
Duncan Regehr ...
Brent Chalem ...
Michael Faustino ...
Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
Lisa Fuller ...


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


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Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szörnycsapat  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


$3,769,990 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Dracula lifts Phoebe up and she screams was done in one take. Duncan Regehr wouldn't wear his red contacts or fangs around the five year old Ashley Bank because it scared her too much. For the scene, director Fred Dekker just told Ashley to scream once the platform raised her. When she asked, "When?" Dekker told her, "Oh, you'll know," and proceeded to shoot. The terrified scream you hear when Dracula opens his eyes is Ashley's genuine scream of fright. See more »


The picture that Rudy holds up is not a picture of Patrick's sister undressing, it's a picture of a blonde girl in a black shirt. See more »


Patrick: Aww, man, fat kid farted!
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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »


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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Great kids film
15 April 2002 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

This is a great and imaginative kids adventure film. Well acted, well written and the monsters look great. I'm sure that many parents would be conserned by the cursing in this film done by 12 year olds (most likely the reason this gem hasn't hit DVD yet) but I have never understood how some people think that cussing will destroy your kids brain and turn him into a drug addict. It's good wholesome fun for everyone.

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