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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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Final film of Sheb Wooley. 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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Funny, off-beat kids movie.
14 January 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Fast-paced and full of surprises like Little Richard, Chubby Checker and great 50's cars. Low-budget but innovative. Kids will love it. And adults will like the musical oldies. Many of the kid actors became well known years later - Neil Patrick Harris ("Doogie Howser") Thora Birch ("American Beauty") Dustin Diamond ("Saved By The Bell") and Shelley Winters and Ned Beatty were already known. A kids classic.


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