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

Taglines:

Mischief loves company! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude dialogue | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the cast of characters mostly reflects the 1937-39 incarnation of the gang, notable exceptions include: Stymie (1930-35), Froggie (1940-44, who actually replaced Alfalfa as Spanky's sidekick), Uh-huh (1933), and Miss Crabtree (1930-32). See more »

Goofs

The writing on the note that Porky and Buckwheat get the in the beginning, is different in different views. See more »

Quotes

Alfalfa: I'm usually a lover, not a fighter, but in your case, I'm willing to make an exception!
[punches Butch and he falls in the mud]
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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 Batman (1966) 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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*****:perfect 5 stars,these kids truly do the darndest things
25 April 1999 | by PJS-5See all my reviews

This is a true masterpiece of crazy-comic children films because, well for one thing, this is no disappointment to those who enjoyed the original Little Rascals series. A highly cute, funny, adorable film to anyone. True, the idea of a "He-Man woman haters club" is offensive to all you feminists out there, but remember the story of the film took place when these kind of things commonly happen. So what I have to say is this is an excellent-quality film for any little rascals, & besides the rascals in the film are kinda like "Rugrats" but they're in the proper age group of kingergarten, so if you love seeing cute kid hijinx by all means, see this film.


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