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Purple People Eater (1988)

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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Mom
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James Houghton ...
Dad
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Molly Johnson (as Thora)
John Brumfield ...
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Sheb Wooley ...
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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16 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amico venuto dallo spazio  »

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Trivia

Many cast attendee's of the most densely packed (UK non-Award), celebrity event 'Save the Rose Theatre' campaigns, public PR day, May 1989. [See each artist entry] During the weeks [April-May 1989], the theme tune was radio broadcast, plus became a regular 'refrain/quip' for the supporters briefly. See more »

Quotes

Billy Johnson: Grandpa, what's it like to die?
Grandpa: [pause] I don't know, son.
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Connections

Referenced in Taken (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Fun, Fun, Fun
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by Jan & Dean
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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This is an awesome movie! I love purple people eater!
1 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Purple people eater is a classic! There is no way anyone with a camcorder could do better! I would definitely rent this and watch and take back to my family to see! This movie is really cute and families can sit down and watch it together! Plus, the theme song is off the hook! Anyone who doesn't like it is outta their mind! Every one i know loved it, i haven't heard one bad thing about it, ever. My whole family enjoys it, and their ages rank from 43 to 6! this movie is definitely one of a kind and should be watched by everyone! The purple people eater himself totally rocks, i would highly recommend everyone going out and renting this and taking it back to their families to watch and enjoy! I LOVED IT!!


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