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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 ... 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

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Savage also played a monster in the "Monster Ball" just before the pumpkin head comes to the plate. See more »

Goofs

When Maurice pulls down Brian's pants, he gets embarrassed and yells at Maurice saying that no one ever sees him in his boxer shorts - not even his mom. But, on the first night Brian follows Maurice to Monster World, he ran around in his boxer shorts all night. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: Hey, dude. Come here bud. You don't know it yet, but tonight is your lucky night.
Brian Stevenson: What do you mean?
Maurice: I mean...
Brian Stevenson: I know, you're going to grant me three wishes, right?
Maurice: Wishes? Wishes? Wishes are bush-league leprechaun, pal. I'm a monster, okay. Listen to this. I'm a monster and monsters don't do wishes.
Brian Stevenson: Then what do monsters do?
Maurice: Good question. I have the time of my life.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In the DVD and theatrical cut, when Brian is first in the monster's world, he runs into a creature that has long legs and says, "Trick or treat, smell my feet." For some reason, in most television airings, this is changed "Anyone who is a friend of Maruice's is mine." See more »

Connections

References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

I WANNA YELL
Written by Billie Hughes & Roxanne Seeman
Performed by Billie Hughes
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Fun & trouble all rolled up into one!
13 September 2007 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Being a kid is always going to be tough. Mischief and mayhem is all normal. At night they are afraid to sleep because of monsters. An early stage of common childhood fears. But what if the monsters they encounter are childish themselves? Yes, they are scary, that doesn't mean they are also mean. That's where Brian and his brother Eric are about to find out in this movie, "Little Monsters". It stars "The Wonder Years'" Fred Savage, and his brother, future "Boy Meets World" star, Ben. Fred plays Brian, Ben plays Eric. Brian gets blamed for the the accidents and mischief in the family home. He insists there's a monster who did it. His father(Daniel Stern) doesn't bite. In some reason, he does speak the truth. He meets a very mischievous monster named Maurice(Howie Mandel, "St. Elsewhere", "Bobby's World" & "Deal or No Deal") who lives underneath his bed. Knowing that he was telling the truth, he goes into Maurice world and sees that not all monsters are bad. They just like to have a little fun. Both he and Mo bond, and create all the trouble they want. They even help Brian with the bully by sabotaging his lunch: replacing the tuna with cat food, and Maurice drinks all the apple juice and pees into the bottle to p--- him off! However, he went too far by destroying his favorite girls school project. Brian got very mad! There is one monster who bullies the other ones and breaks Maurice's horn. Brian and his friends help him by taking out the mean monster, and his cronies. Life is tough for a kid, having a friend that's not human is everlasting. I liked this movie a whole lot, it was a lot of fun. 3 out of 5 stars!


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