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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)
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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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PG | See all certifications »
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16 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amico venuto dallo spazio  »

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Trivia

Legendary actress Shelley Winters portrayed Ned Beatty's lady friend in PURPLE PEOPLE EATER. Academy Award winner, Shelley Winters, donated her Oscar to the Anne Frank House, for her portrayal of Mrs. van Pels in the movie, "The Diary of Anne Frank". Shelley Winters and writer/director Linda Shayne stayed friends long after the filming of PURPLE PEOPLE EATER and Shayne was one of the people who spoke at Winters' memorial service that was held at Paramount Studios in 2006. 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

The Purple People Eater
Written and performed by Sheb Wooley
Courtesy of Linda Dotson
and Channel Music, 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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