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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1987
Running time:96 minutes
Cast:Mackenzie Astin, Katie Barberi, Anthony Newley, Ron MacLachlan, J.P. Amateau
Director:Rodney Amateau
Producer:Rodney Amateau, John Strong
Writer:Rodney Amateau
Distributor:Atlantic

Description: Sometimes kids like to do things to gross out or shock their parents. This is only natural, but many companies exploit this tendency by creating toys to appeal to that childish joy in the disgusting. In the late '80s, a new kind of bubblegum card, the Garbage Pail kids, featuring caricature paintings, of ugly, unclean moppets with yukky names such as Greaser Greg and Valerie Vomit, Windy Winston, and Foul Phil, each with an offensive habit, found popularity. This hastily-assembled live-action film-- billing itself as a children's comedy-- was hastily assembled to capitalize on that popularity. Featuring midgets dressed up as the bubblegum card characters, it is the story of an antique collector and his assistant who find a mysterious garbage can from outer-space. The assistant ignores his boss's stern orders not to open the can and frees the Garbage Pail Kids. Now the two must somehow get the raunchy rugrats back into the can before they gross-out the world. Appalled parents found the film, even the very idea of it, so offensive that they launched a nation-wide protest that resulted in its withdrawal from circulation. You've been warned.~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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