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The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 14 August 1987 (USA)
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

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Fred Dekker
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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Gower ... Sean (as André Gower)
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Patrick
Stephen Macht ... Del - Sean's Dad
Duncan Regehr ... Count Dracula
Tom Noonan ... Frankenstein's Monster
Brent Chalem Brent Chalem ... Horace
Ryan Lambert ... Rudy
Ashley Bank ... Phoebe
Michael Faustino Michael Faustino ... Eugene
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Emily
Leonardo Cimino ... Scary German Guy
Jon Gries ... Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
Stan Shaw ... Detective Sapir
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Patrick's Sister
Jason Hervey ... E.J.
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Storyline

Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Trivia

Jason Hervey wears a Walter Payton shirt in this movie while his onscreen brother from The Wonder Years, Fred Savage, wears a Walter Payton jersey in Princess Bride. See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein's Monster is resurrected, Dracula extends a hand to him as though to help him up. The two freeze as if expecting to hear "cut" but the shot continues with the other monsters celebrating. See more »

Quotes

Rudy: You dropped your candy bar, E.J.
E.J.: It's his.
Rudy: It's yours now.
E.J.: Rudy!
Rudy: Eat.
E.J.: Rudy, I'm not gonna...
Rudy: Eat up! Then we'll call it a day.
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Alternate Versions

The TV print shown on TNT contains roughly four minutes of additional deleted scenes not included on the DVD release, including:
  • 1. In the opening scene, immediately following the opening title, one of Van Helsing's men fights off one of the vampire women and accidentally pulls the stake out of Dracula's chest, resurrecting the Count.
  • 2. An extended "comedy routine" scene between the two pilots flying Dracula and Frankenstein's coffins in the World War 2 bomber plane.
  • 3. A scene between Phoebe and her mother in the kitchen. The mother tells Phoebe to go watch her favorite TV show, but Phoebe says her PTA won't let her on the grounds it contains "too much sex," which leads the mother to retort under her breath, "We could use a little sex in this house."
  • 4. An extended scene where the boys are discussing whether or not they know what a virgin is, leading to them asking Rudy if he knows any.
  • 5. When the boys and Frankenstein go to the mansion to retrieve the amulet, there is an additional scene showing them approaching the house where Horace expresses his fear.
  • 6. A scene of Rudy putting his arm around Patrick's sister (to her disgust) as they observe the carnage following the movie's finale.
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Connections

References Dumbo (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Monster Squad
Performed by The Monster Squad
Written and Produced by Richard Rudolph and Michael Sembello
Published by Dickiebird Music & Publishing, TECO/Barish Music, Gravity Raincoat, and Taft/Barish Music
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The Eighties Had Monsters, and They Were Fun
14 September 2002 | by lanzmanSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies where all the details come together to make something a lot more fun than it should be. A great late-night popcorn seller. The monsters are done well, the dialogue is funny, the F/X are competent, and the mood of the film is consistently creepy-yet-upbeat.

I don't understand comparisons to "The Goonies" . . . about the only similarity is that both movies revolve around a group of "outsider" kids, which is hardly a concept new to Hollywood.

Another film that just screams for a DVD release.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,920,678, 16 August 1987

Gross USA:

$3,769,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,769,990
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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