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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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Linda Talcott ...
Purple
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Rita
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Jimmy Locust ...
Purple
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Purple (voice)
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Mom
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Mayor
James Houghton ...
Dad
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Molly Johnson (as Thora)
John Brumfield ...
Mr. Noodle
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Donna Orfus
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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)  »

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Amico venuto dallo spazio  »

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Trivia

Shelley Winters and writer/director Linda Shayne stayed friends long after making this film. Shayne spoke at Winters' 2006 memorial service at Paramount Studios. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: Look! Purple may be a little strange.
Mrs. Orfus: Yes!
Grandpa: But that's because he is a brilliant musician!
Mrs. Orfus: No! No! Purple is an alien!
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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 a movie kids must see
24 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a good movie no matter what some others may think about how the purple people eater's apearence is because it shows respect to all people who are above the age of 60 years old. The way it shows respect is it shows that a group of kids who are in their early teens with the help of an alien are able to stop an evil landlord from trowing several elderly people out on the street just because he thinks that younger people don't like older people. This movie also has good old songs in it that are a whole lot better to listen to than the new songs that are coming out now. If all kids who are under ten years old were to watch this several times they would learn to show respect to all of those who are older than them. This movie should be released back on video and for the first time on DVD!


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