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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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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
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Beach Bum
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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 | box office flop | See more »

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


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos monsters  »

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$793,775 (USA)
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Daniel Stern, who plays Glen Stevenson (the father of Fred Savage's Brian Stevenson), was the man responsible for the voice-over narration on The Wonder Years (1988), in which Savage starred. 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

Maurice: Don't worry it's just a drill!
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Crazy Credits

After the song "Road to Nowhere" the rest of the audio track is Maurice eating Dorito's. See more »

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References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE
Written by Bobby Day (as Robert Byrd)
Performed by Bobby Day
Courtesy of Sid Talmadge c/o Original Sound Entertainment
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no you can't read my poker face, because no one was born this way
23 June 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In the last few years the expression "little monsters" has become the moniker for Lady Gaga's fans. I don't know whether or not it was Gaga herself who coined created the description, but that's the name for them.

Well, the movie "Little Monsters" has nothing to do with that. It's one of those '80s movies that liked to think that it was all about friendship. It's not any kind of terrible movie - you gotta love the tricks that Maurice gets Brian to play on other kids - but the movie misses the mark. I think that it should have been all about the kids' desire to escape an overly structured existence. Had they stuck with that, the movie would have been a mediocrity at worst. As it stands, the movie ended up sort of irritating.

You may recall Fred Savage as the grandson in "The Princess Bride". Devin Ratray notably played Buzz in "Home Alone", but more recently appeared in "Nebraska". Frank Whaley played Robby Krieger in "The Doors" and also appeared as Brett in "Pulp Fiction".

I'd like to force Pat Robertson to attend a Lady Gaga concert just to mess with his mind (assuming that he has one).

PS: I attended a speech that Daniel Stern gave at my college in 2004 about his USO tour in Iraq the previous year. He said that some Iraqi children recognized him from "Home Alone", which made him realize how much US culture dominates.


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