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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robby Kiger ...
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Michael Faustino ...
Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
Lisa Fuller ...


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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Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster Busters  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


$3,769,990 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ashley Bank turned down a role in Fatal Attraction (1987) to play Phoebe. See more »


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 »


[At the treehouse the squad does a team huddle with their hands. Pete, the dog, lifts its paw on top]
Rudy: How does that dog get up here anyway?
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Childhood Memories
19 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie brings back childhood memories of watching TV all day long during the summer vacation. This movie was, and still is, one of my favorite movies of all times. Just watching it makes me happy. So what if the acting is not top-caliber. It has a great story and the characters are all fun to watch. It is a highly amusing film that you should watch if you've never seen it.

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