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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

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Dodger must confront the struggles of life as he is visited by the Garbage Pail Kids and intimidated by some older bullies.

Director:

Rod Amateau

Writers:

Linda Palmer (as Melinda Palmer), Rod Amateau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Fondacaro ... Greaser Greg
Anthony Newley ... Captain Manzini
Mackenzie Astin ... Dodger
Katie Barberi ... Tangerine
Ron MacLachlan Ron MacLachlan ... Juice
J.P. Amateau J.P. Amateau ... Wally
Marjory Graue Marjory Graue ... Blythe
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Valerie Vomit
Kevin Thompson ... Ali Gator
Bobby Bell Bobby Bell ... Foul Phil (as Robert Bell)
Larry Green Larry Green ... Nat Nerd
Arturo Gil ... Windy Winston
Susan Rossitto Susan Rossitto ... Messy Tessie
John Cade John Cade ... Bartender
Lynn Cartwright ... Fashion Show Host
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Storyline

Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid regulations like no television or no candy. Naturally this will cause some conflicts. Written by Volker Boehm

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Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mackenzie Astin auditioned and signed onto the movie without telling his father, actor John Astin. When he was informed and given the script by his son, John thought the script was so bad he looked into getting Mackenzie out of the film. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Dodger when he fights Juice at the fashion show. See more »

Quotes

Captain Manzini: [coming up with a spell to get the kids back in the garbage pail] "Rats and thunder, wind and hail \ Send the kids back in the pail."
[it fails to work]
Captain Manzini: I don't understand it. It's your basic Mary Poppins and it's not working.
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 26 secs for a PG certificate with edits to imitable techniques and to remove all shots of Greg's flick knife. The DVD features the same cut print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Pepsi Holiday Spice (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can Be a Garbage Pail Kid
Performed by Jimmy Scarlet & The Dimensions
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions
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User Reviews

Well, It's no 'Ishtar' but...
25 August 2001 | by magpie13See all my reviews

You people are insane and m' toissing the point.

When I was a teenager I used to take my friends out to the worst movie I could find on my birthday. I subjected them to everything from 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' to 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

My piece dah rezistence was 'The Garbage Pail Kids Movie'.

This movie is so bad, it is almost impossible to find.

It makes 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 look like Citizen Kane'.

Please release this on DVD. In a universe where it's easier for me to buy 'Erin Brokovich' than 'The Garbage Pail Kids Movie' there is no god.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$661,512, 23 August 1987

Gross USA:

$1,576,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,576,615
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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