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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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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)  »

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Amico venuto dallo spazio  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Dance With Me
Written by Sanchez and Velasquez
Performed by Blendells
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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I love it!
22 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it! In fact it was one of my favorites. Sure it was childish and a lot different from today's standard of movies, but hey i loved it! Of course there are no special effects, fighting, loud booms, and stuff. It's extremely kid friendly. I would say it's best for the really young ones who still like barney or us older ones who watched it when we were younger. None the less, I completely disagree that this is a waste of time. I enjoyed it and still do. I guess it just depends on the type of person you are. You're not going to find Violence, explosions, car racing, cursing or guns on this one. Just singing and fun.


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