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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sean (as André Gower)
Robby Kiger ... Patrick
... Del - Sean's Dad
... Count Dracula
... Frankenstein's Monster
Brent Chalem ... Horace
... Rudy
... Phoebe
Michael Faustino ... Eugene
... Emily
... Scary German Guy
... Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
... Detective Sapir
Lisa Fuller ... Patrick's Sister
... E.J.
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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster Busters  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,769,990
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2.35 : 1
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About a year after The Monster Squad was finished, Shane Black and Fred Dekker worked together again writing Shadow Company. The script was to be an action horror film about a group of US special forces soldiers who died during the Vietnam war and years later, the soldiers, who were members of secret army experiments, rise up from the graves as rotting, unstoppable zombies. The zombie soldiers would have raided the armory from a nearby army base and then proceeded to destroy the town in which they were buried, killing everyone in it. The movie was going to be directed by John Carpenter sometime in 1989, produced by Walter Hill and with Kurt Russell in the main role, but it was never made. The original script by Black and Dekker did gain a cult following by theirs and Carpenter's fans. See more »

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When Horace, Sean and Eugene are cornered near the statue in the house, Eugene is covering his eyes with both hands (in the first 2 shots). In the third shot, he's holding Pete the dog. In the last shot before the trapdoor opens, he's covering his eyes again. See more »

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Sean: I think there are monsters, like real ones! I heard my dad talking on the phone to a guy down at the police station tonight. There was a guy down there screaming he was a werewolf, and they shot him! And the body disappeared from the coroner van, the coroner guy was dead!
Rudy: So what? He got shot and the werewolf took his body?
Sean: No you bean head! He WAS a werewolf! Maybe
Rudy: Yeah but if they shot him?
Sean: It must've been regular bullets, not silver ones. Look I know this sounds stupid, a mummy disappeared ...
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Rock Until You Drop
Performed by Michael Sembello
Written by Michael Sembello, Richard Rudolph, and Danny Sembello
Produced by Michael Sembello
Published by Gravity Raincoat, Dickiebird Music & Publishing, Unicity Music, Inc., and No Pain No Gain Music
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Great kids film
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a great and imaginative kids adventure film. Well acted, well written and the monsters look great. I'm sure that many parents would be conserned by the cursing in this film done by 12 year olds (most likely the reason this gem hasn't hit DVD yet) but I have never understood how some people think that cussing will destroy your kids brain and turn him into a drug addict. It's good wholesome fun for everyone.


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