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Purple People Eater (1988)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi  |  16 December 1988 (USA)
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A kid plays the old novelty song "Purple People Eater" and the creature actually appears. The two then proceed to help an elderly couple who are being evicted by their greedy landlord.

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A kid plays the old novelty song "Purple People Eater" and the creature actually appears. The two then proceed to help an elderly couple who are being evicted by their greedy landlord.

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The actor who plays the role of Harry Skinner in this film, Sheb Wooley, is the man who first recorded and popularized the song "Purple People Eater" in 1958. See more »

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Billy Johnson: Grandpa, what's it like to die?
Grandpa: [pause] I don't know, son.
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Referenced in Taken (2002) See more »

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Good movie!
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just received another copy of this movie after not having had it since I was little, and I can personally testify that this movie is amazing! My sister and I used to watch it all the time and it was thoroughly entertaining. It may be cheesier than some, but this movie makes a big impact on children that don't know any better. And I mean that in the best way possible ;) It's a great movie for children in that stage where cartoons are maybe past their primary interest. I remember when I was a little girl I was proud to get permitted to watch a movie for big kids. Maybe the purple costume is a little much for the younger children, so make sure they're mature enough to handle it. :)


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