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The Monster Squad (1987)

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

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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
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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 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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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

The noise the rats supposedly make during the opening scene is actually from guinea pigs. The rats seen in this same opening shot are actually armadillos. See more »

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When Frankenstein is holding on to Phoebe's fingers and than starts to get sucked into the vortex the long shot of him, you can see he is on a platform with wheels being pulled back. See more »

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Patrick: Rudy, where you going?
Rudy: [cigarette in his mouth, pulling out crossbow] I'm in the goddamn club aren't I ?
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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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Really enjoyable...and definitely 80's!
19 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having grown up a child of the 80's crazes, I happen to love just about anything 80's...even if for no other reason than to now poke fun at it. Monster Squad is no different. I absolutely LOVED this movie when it came out and watched it over and over again. A few years back I decided to watch it again and, well, I still loved it. Ok, so it was a lot cheesier than I remembered, but it's still great fun.

Monster Squad has some great dialogue and really entertaining scenes. Plus, you've got all the classic monsters which truly make this film worth watching.

I highly recommend anyone who has a love for anything 80's, or just like fun, simple movies to check this out. It really is worth it!


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