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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 ... Self
Petey ... Self
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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 (71) »

Taglines:

Mischief loves company! 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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Trivia

In a TV interview it was revealed by the cast that in reality the children playing Darla and Spanky were boyfriend and girlfriend. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Darla has just met the "oily" boy, she says "what a hunk!", and her friend says "he's smoother than a baby's bottom". The third little girl is mouthing her line. See more »

Quotes

Buckwheat's Mom: [after Alfalfa and Spanky win the race by the matter of Alfalfa's pointed hair] Winner by a hair! *Yes*!
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers are seen during the first half of the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original theatrical prints and subsequent broadcastings on ABC and Freeform 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, Ms. 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, two of the club members steal the wheels off of a baby carriage.
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Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Baby Driver (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Short People
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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brats run amok
18 October 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

I laughed my head off at these ill behaved little rapscallions. However, in the real world I would have cheerfully kicked their rascally little butts. Nothing realistic about the behavior of these kids at all, but I don't think that was intended. Lots of zany antics [some re-done from the old shorts from years back] and many belly laughs left me feeling good after the film was over. Thumbs up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Rascals See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,028,065, 7 August 1994

Gross USA:

$52,125,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,308,282
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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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