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Little Monsters (1989)

A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director:

Richard Greenberg (as Richard Alan Greenberg)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Savage ... Brian Stevenson
Howie Mandel ... Maurice
Daniel Stern ... Glen Stevenson
Margaret Whitton ... Holly Stevenson
Rick Ducommun ... Snik
Frank Whaley ... Boy
Ben Savage ... Eric
William Murray Weiss William Murray Weiss ... Todd
Devin Ratray ... Ronnie Coleman
Amber Barretto Amber Barretto ... Kiersten
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Mr. Finn
Tom Hull Tom Hull ... Principal
Magbee Magbee ... Bus Driver
Lisa Cain Lisa Cain ... Holly's Friend
Tony Bonsignore Tony Bonsignore ... Beach Bum
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Storyline

A child meets the monster that lives under his bed. He even becomes one of his best friends. Soon the child discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorables monstruos See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP 20 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$793,775
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor and Youtuber Tim Niverth's Favorite Movie. See more »

Goofs

Brian seems to be quite skilled at making booby traps and electronics, but somehow has a problem with doing a science project for school. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: We take the shit, we smash the shit, and then we put the shit back.
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Crazy Credits

After the song "Road to Nowhere" the rest of the audio track is Maurice eating Dorito's. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monsters, Inc. (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

(I LOVE THE SOUND OF) BREAKING GLASS
Written by Nick Lowe, Andrew Bodnar (as Al Bodner) and Steve Goulding (as Anthony Goulding)
Performed by Berton Averre
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A Funny Little Family Film, Despite Predictability...
11 December 2002 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Howie Mandel and Fred Savage star in "Little Monsters," a tale that features the "Monsters under the bed" delusions and reality.

In 2001, the world witnessed a great monster tale unlike any other: "Monster's Inc.," a computer-animation film featuring the voice talents of Billy Crystal and John Goodman, as well as James Coburn and Steve Buscemi.

"Monsters Inc." achieved what "Little Monsters" was trying so obviously to do. Make a funny and endearing monster film. Unfortunately, due to too much "cuteness" and predictability, "Little Monsters" was sadly left to gather dust by most people.

I'll admit, "Little Monsters" is nowhere near as fun, entertaining or smart as "Monsters Inc.," but it still deserves more credit than it receives.

So it's predictable and cute: I've seen worse. Howie Mandel is pretty funny, and Fred Savage is a lot better of a child actor than Macaulay Culkin ever was.

I recommend "Little Monsters" to you, because despite its flaws, it's still a good, clean family film.

3/5 stars --

John Ulmer


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