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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 | 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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Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos monsters  »

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Box Office

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$793,775 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally set to be distributed by Vestron and a trailer was even created by Vestron that was advertised on some of their VHS releases, but due to Vestron's financial difficulties at the time, the film was sold to United Artists, although Vestron did retain some foreign rights to the film. See more »

Goofs

Brian takes a Polaroid picture by holding the camera in front of himself while in the classroom with Kiersten. Later in the movie, the photo is on Kiersten's nightstand but he is posing with his arms folded. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: You got your stupid remote control back. Now how about lighting a candle or something? These lights are painful.
Brian Stevenson: [studies remote] Hey, what about the batteries?
Maurice: I ate 'em for breakfast. I'd give 'em to ya right now but double A battries constipate me, ok? How bout a little later?
Brian Stevenson: That's gross.
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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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Fun & trouble all rolled up into one!
13 September 2007 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Being a kid is always going to be tough. Mischief and mayhem is all normal. At night they are afraid to sleep because of monsters. An early stage of common childhood fears. But what if the monsters they encounter are childish themselves? Yes, they are scary, that doesn't mean they are also mean. That's where Brian and his brother Eric are about to find out in this movie, "Little Monsters". It stars "The Wonder Years'" Fred Savage, and his brother, future "Boy Meets World" star, Ben. Fred plays Brian, Ben plays Eric. Brian gets blamed for the the accidents and mischief in the family home. He insists there's a monster who did it. His father(Daniel Stern) doesn't bite. In some reason, he does speak the truth. He meets a very mischievous monster named Maurice(Howie Mandel, "St. Elsewhere", "Bobby's World" & "Deal or No Deal") who lives underneath his bed. Knowing that he was telling the truth, he goes into Maurice world and sees that not all monsters are bad. They just like to have a little fun. Both he and Mo bond, and create all the trouble they want. They even help Brian with the bully by sabotaging his lunch: replacing the tuna with cat food, and Maurice drinks all the apple juice and pees into the bottle to p--- him off! However, he went too far by destroying his favorite girls school project. Brian got very mad! There is one monster who bullies the other ones and breaks Maurice's horn. Brian and his friends help him by taking out the mean monster, and his cronies. Life is tough for a kid, having a friend that's not human is everlasting. I liked this movie a whole lot, it was a lot of fun. 3 out of 5 stars!


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