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The Monster Squad (1987)

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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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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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A szörnycsapat  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,769,990 (USA)
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There is a poster for the Lucio Fulci film Zombie (1979) visible in the background of the club house. 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

Horace: [about Scary German Guy] Maybe he's a spy.
Sean: Oh good idea! We're not at war with Germany.
Phoebe: We were at war with Vietnam.
Sean: What?
Phoebe: It's in Rambo!
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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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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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