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Munchies (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | March 1987 (USA)
Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil ... See full summary »

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Charlie Stratton ...
Paul Watterman (as Charles Stratton)
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Charlie Phillips ...
Eddie
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Big Ed
Jon Stafford ...
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Bob Marvalle
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Marge Mavalle
Scott Sherk ...
Lori Birdsong ...
Terry
Traci Huber-Sheridan ...
Amy
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Dr. Crowder
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Little Old Lady
Jerado Decordovier ...
Old Indian (as Jerado De Cordovier)
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Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil does not know is that the creature, when chopped up, regenerates into many new creatures -- and are they mean! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Director Tina Hirsch edited the very similar Gremlins (1984). See more »

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Munchie: [going through a pile of videotapes] Aw come on I'm sick of these stupid educational films man!
Munchie: Yeah where are the ones with the naked women?
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References Savage! (1973) See more »

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Get Even
Written by Bruce Goldstein, Joel Raney and Steve Gideon
Published by Golden Rain Productions
Produced by Bruce Goldstein, Joel Raney and Joe Romersa
Performed by Bruce Goldstein and Joel Raney
Copyright © 1987 Golden Rain Productions
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If it is good enough for Melvis...
27 January 2007 | by (West Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

An excellent performance by Alix Elias highlights an otherwise mis-directed and confused pile of dreck. I have seen this movie, perhaps 12 times, and with each run through, I find less and less pleasure. Why are Munchies so lustful? Is that ever explained? Are they a reflection of our wanton, boorish 'animal selves?' If they are, why not make it more obvious? Why not peal back just a touch of the subtlety that plagues this movie, and make that connection explicit? Another part of this movie that bothers me to no end - motorcycles. The jacket the little monster wears on the front cover seems to suggest 'street-wise' traveler. The sun glasses say 'pretty cool dude.' With all this I'm ready for Easy Rider meets the Muppets. All I get is Munchies (1987). What gives? Stick to the Gremlins series if you're a fan of diminutive, wise-cracking, reptile puppets - it'll give you the treatment you deserve.


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