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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

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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4 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La pandilla basura See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$661,512, 23 August 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,576,615
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A portrait visible in Manzini's shop is the painting from Troll (1986). It can be seen in the scene after the Garbage Pail Kids have had their weenie roast and are back at the shop recovering. See more »

Goofs

Valerie Vomit's eyes can be seen constantly malfunctioning in close ups due to the unfinished animatronics. See more »

Quotes

Foul Phil - Suit: My tummy hurts!
Greaser Greg - Suit: What did you eat?
Foul Phil - Suit: Everything!
Greaser Greg - Suit: That makes sense!
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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 »


Soundtracks

You Can Be a Garbage Pail Kid
Performed by Jimmy Scarlett & The Dimensions
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions
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Absolutely Awful
20 November 2005 | by ilikethebeatlesSee all my reviews

This movie came on at around 6 AM on Cinemax this morning, and out of curiosity aroused from the fact that they would make a movie based on that utterly ridiculous card game, me and my friend sat down and decided to watch it. And almost instantly we were perplexed. Absolutely flabbergasted by the fact that a movie studio would go ahead and produce this movie. It is by far one of the most poorly written movies I have ever seen. The bizarre plot never seems to come together and make sense. The gags run utterly flat and actually tend to leave you with a sick feeling in your stomach. Not to mention one of the poorest makeup jobs in film history. As for the acting, one word can describe it: atrocious. The actors, with the exception only in some cases for Anthony Newley, seem to be doing nothing more than shouting their lines through the almost forced emotion, which comes over as horridly flat and unbelievable. If you're actually interested in this movie, I would go ahead and recommend it. A spectacle such as this film is something you rarely come upon.


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