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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

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Sean (as André Gower)
Robby Kiger ...
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Duncan Regehr ...
Count Dracula
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Ryan Lambert ...
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Mary Ellen Trainor ...
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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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A szörnycsapat  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,769,990 (USA)
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Liam Neeson was paid for a bit part that was never shot. See more »

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After the vortex closes, Phoebe moves from one end of the bench to the other and crouches down, lowering her head. In the reverse shot, she's back at the end she was originally at and simply lowers her head. See more »

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Sean: Don't kick the church, it's religious!
Rudy: Locked is what it is!
Sean: Alright then, we'll just have to do it out here.
Horace: Oh REAL religious, Sean, why don't we just do it at Burger King?
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Referenced in Night of the Creeps (1986) 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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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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