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Little Monsters (1989)

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A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

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Cast

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Rick Ducommun ...
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Boy
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William Murray Weiss ...
Todd
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Ronnie Coleman
Amber Barretto ...
Kiersten
J. Michael Hunter ...
Mr. Finn
Tom Hull ...
Principal
Magbee ...
Bus Driver
Lisa Cain ...
Holly's Friend
Tony Bonsignore ...
Beach Bum
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Storyline

A child meets the monster that lives under his bed. He even becomes one of his best friends. Soon the child discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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bed | monster | friend | boy | flamethrower | See more »

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Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS.


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Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Little Monsters  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$793,775 (USA)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Daniel Stern is asking Fred Savage to get the monster's autograph, the tickling was improvised and Savage's reactions are genuine. See more »

Goofs

When Maurice pulls down Brian's pants, he gets embarrassed and yells at Maurice saying that no one ever sees him in his boxer shorts - not even his mom. But, on the first night Brian follows Maurice to Monster World, he ran around in his boxer shorts all night. See more »

Quotes

Brian Stevenson: Dad! A MONS... ter.
Glen Stevenson: What are you doing Brian? What the hell is going on? Look at this mess.
[Lifts his foot]
Glen Stevenson: What the hell am I stepping in? Doritos? Jesus...!
Brian Stevenson: I'll clean it up.
Glen Stevenson: You're damn right you will! Now get back in that bed Mr!
Brian Stevenson: Wait, Dad there was a *monster* here. You've *gotta* believe me!
Glen Stevenson: Brian, it's a pile of clothes! You're wrestling a pile of clothes!
[Brian smiles softly]
Glen Stevenson: What's so funny?
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Crazy Credits

The first 45 seconds of the end credits are made up of a visual recap of the film, that only consists of 3 pictures! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Charmed: Little Monsters (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

ROAD TO NOWHERE
Written by David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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A 1980s Childhood Classic
23 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A boy (Fred Savage) discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Everyone wants to talk about Fred Savage and Howie Mandel (and both are great), but I think the real gem of this film was Daniel Stern. Stern just gets overlooked and people do not realize the breadth, width and depth of his career. Most people probably forgot he was in this movie, and even more people probably forgot he does the narration on "Wonder Years".

When I was younger, this movie frustrated me because I thought the monsters were really big jerks, getting kids in trouble for things they did not do. Now as an old man (32), I really see the overall message I missed as a kid: the monsters were a metaphor for immaturity. Who knew this was so deep?


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