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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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Sean (as André Gower)
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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Andre Gower and Robby Kiger were friends in real life before filming. Andre Gower campaigned to the producers to hire Robby Kiger in the best friend role of Patrick. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Del Crenshaw and his partner are speeding to Del's home in the police car and they approach Dracula's car, dialog is heard from his partner but the lips don't appear to be moving. See more »

Quotes

Sean: Rudy. Question.
Rudy: Shoot.
Sean: Know any virgins?
Rudy: [spit take]
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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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