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Purple People Eater (1988)

A kid plays the old novelty song "Purple People Eater" and the creature actually appears. The two then proceed to help an elderly couple who are being evicted by their greedy landlord.

Director:

Linda Shayne

Writer:

Linda Shayne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Beatty ... Grandpa
Linda Talcott Linda Talcott ... Purple
Bobby Porter ... Purple
Shelley Winters ... Rita
Neil Patrick Harris ... Billy Johnson
Jimmy Locust Jimmy Locust ... Purple
Tim Lawrence ... Purple (voice)
Peggy Lipton ... Mom
Chubby Checker ... Chubby Checker
Little Richard ... Mayor
James Houghton ... Dad
Thora Birch ... Molly Johnson (as Thora)
John Brumfield John Brumfield ... Mr. Noodle
Molly Cheek ... Mrs. Orfus
Kimberly McCullough ... Donna Orfus
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Storyline

A kid plays the old novelty song "Purple People Eater" and the creature actually appears. The two then proceed to help an elderly couple who are being evicted by their greedy landlord.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amico venuto dallo spazio See more »

Filming Locations:

Fullerton, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the time of filming, Neil Patrick Harris was 15, and Dustin Diamond was 11. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: Look! Purple may be a little strange.
Mrs. Orfus: Yes!
Grandpa: But that's because he is a brilliant musician!
Mrs. Orfus: No! No! Purple is an alien!
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Connections

Referenced in Taken (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Dance
Written by Andrew Jones
Performed by D.K. and the Flamz
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I love it!
22 June 2007 | by meaganmoonSee all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it! In fact it was one of my favorites. Sure it was childish and a lot different from today's standard of movies, but hey i loved it! Of course there are no special effects, fighting, loud booms, and stuff. It's extremely kid friendly. I would say it's best for the really young ones who still like barney or us older ones who watched it when we were younger. None the less, I completely disagree that this is a waste of time. I enjoyed it and still do. I guess it just depends on the type of person you are. You're not going to find Violence, explosions, car racing, cursing or guns on this one. Just singing and fun.


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