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The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 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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Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
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Storyline

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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You know who to call when you have ghosts but who do you call when you have monsters? 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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Frankenstein's monster is called Frankenstein in the credits and by Phoebe several times. Frankenstein was the doctor who created the creature, not the creature. This point is even discussed by the characters in the film. See more »

Quotes

[Dracula throws dynamite in the boys' tree house]
Dracula: Meeting adjourned.
[the tree house explodes]
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Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Squad (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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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