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The Little Rascals (1994)

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director:

Penelope Spheeris

Writers:

Penelope Spheeris (story), Robert Wolterstorff (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Tedford ... Spanky
Kevin Jamal Woods ... Stymie
Jordan Warkol ... Froggy
Zachary Mabry ... Porky
Ross Bagley ... Buckwheat (as Ross Elliot Bagley)
Courtland Mead ... Uh-Huh
Sam Saletta ... Butch
Blake Jeremy Collins ... Woim
Blake McIver Ewing ... Waldo
Juliette Brewer ... Mary Ann
Heather Karasek ... Jane
Brittany Ashton Holmes ... Darla
Bug Hall ... Alfalfa
Elmer Elmer ... Himself
Petey ... Himself
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Storyline

The story begins with Spanky, who is the president of the "He-Man Woman Haters Club" with many school-aged boys from around the neighborhood as members. His best friend, Alfalfa, has been chosen as the driver for the club's prize-winning go-kart, called "The Blur", in the annual Soap Box Derby style race. However, when the announcement is made, Alfalfa is nowhere to be found. The boys catch Alfalfa in the company of Darla -- "a girl!" Alfalfa isn't like his friends because he's in love with Darla, and unfortunately threatens the very existence of their "boys only" club. The club's members try their hardest to break the two apart, eventually causing their beloved clubhouse to burn down. Darla is mistakenly led to believe Alfalfa feels ashamed of her, so she turns her attentions to Waldo, the new rich kid whose father is an oil tycoon. Further trouble ensures when their prized go-cart "The Blur" is stolen by local neighborhood bullies Butch and Woim. How can they win the big race and ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Plot Keywords:

nightmare | club | boy | girl | friend | See All (66) »

Taglines:

Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, but this summer, they'll all be rascals. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Busungarna See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,028,065, 5 August 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,764,950
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the 20th anniversary photo shoot, Ross Bagley revealed he improvised the famous "We Got a Dollar" number. See more »

Goofs

When Darla says "Oh, Alfalfa, you're a sweetie pooh", her lips aren't moving (at 10:53 on the DVD as she flattens Alfalfa's cow lick). See more »

Quotes

The Rascals: [singing] We are he-man woman haters/ We feed girls to alligators/ Our clubhouse burned down mighty low/ But we've got a plan to make some dough!
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Crazy Credits

The director (Penelope Spheeris) talks to the actors/actresses during the beginning of the credits. Brittany Ashton Holmes' name was said 3 times during the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original theatrical prints and subsequent broadcastings on ABC are longer by several minutes, with the following additional material:
  • Porky and Buckwheat both figure out through Petey that the note is for an emergency meeting.
  • Additional dialogue in the He-Man Woman ('womun') Haters Club.
  • Additional dialogue between Alfalfa and Darla on the boat.
  • Right before the clubhouse fire, Stymie remarks "What's that smell?" (this better explains why Alfalfa looks in the clubhouse).
  • During the clubhouse fire, a fire truck shows up which the rascals think is for them, but it drives past and turns down another street.
  • Additional dialogue during the court scene.
  • The gag with the two bearded men at the bank is taken further. Mr. Welling thinks it's another trick and grabs their beards, angering them and losing their business of investing $2 million dollars.
  • When Buckwheat is searching for the note for Darla, she also adds: "Is this going to take all day?"
  • After Butch says "This will be like stealing candy from a baby", Woim also says, "Last time we stole candy, we ended up with the chicken pox."
  • Alfalfa tells Petey that love got him "conviction, probation, a frog in his leotard, and a butt naked chase".
  • When Alfalfa asks to be in the talent show, Mrs. Crabtree says that they're all booked up. Alfalfa then lies and says his Aunt would die if she didn't hear him sing.
  • Darla confronts Alfalfa after he sings at the talent show and Alfalfa replies that he heard her compliment him, inadvertently revealing that it was him at the ballet recital. Waldo then tells Alfalfa that he's entered in the race.
  • During the building of 'The New Blur' montage, 2 of the club members steal the wheels off of a baby carriage.
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Connections

References Mail and Female (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

L-O-V-E
Written by Bert Kaempfert and Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
Performed by Blake McIver Ewing and Brittany Ashton Holmes
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still reaching new audiences
14 July 2003 | by stellar_angel486See all my reviews

for those of you who seem to think this movie is terrible, you are quite closed minded. just as you have grown up with the originals, many children have grown up with this movie, i myself being one of them. this movie came out when i was seven i stil find just as enchanting now as i did then. i also grew up with the originals from my parents and still enjoy those. the old black and white films are not going to appeal to every child out there, which this movie was targeted at. in my opinion, this movie was meant to slightly bridge a generation gap. parents wanted their children to see this movie and, yes, relive their own nostalgia. it was marketed towards the kids and you have no right to judge a movie that you haven't grown up on and have seen as an adult. perhaps if you were a child when it first came out, you would appreciated a little more. i think it was a great idea for the film makers to remake these classics because it does bridge the generation gap a little bit more. obviously those of you that have seen it, its because of you nostalgia towards the old ones, or because of you children. either way, you should have great respect for those who inspired this movie. that future children will be able to enjoy it. i hope they do keep making remakes so one day my children can enjoy them as much as i have. their are some movies that you can't compare remakes to, one of them is casablanca. worst comparison ever.


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