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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie1987

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)




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An antique collector and his assistant discover a strange garbage can from outer space and accidentally unleash a slew of disgusting creatures known as the Garbage Pail Kids. This comic fantasy, which was pulled from circulation after protests from parents' groups, was based on a short-lived toy trend.

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Katie Barberi
as Tangerine
Anthony Newley
as Captain Manzini
Phil Fondacaro
as Greaser Greg
Robert Bell
as Foul Phil
Bobby Bell
as Foul Phil
Larry Green
as Nat Nerd
Arturo Gil
as Windy Winston
Sue Rossitto
as Messy Tessie
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Valerie Vomit
John Cade
as Bartender
Chester Grimes
as Sandalfoot Biker
Patty Lloyd
as Foster Mother
Lindy Huddleson
as Girl with Mask/Blonde Boy
Lynn Cartwright
as Authoritative Voice
John Herman Shaner
as Police Officer
Joan L. Burton
as Woman in Theater
Chloe Amateau
as Foul Phil
Teri Benaron
as Messy Tessie
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Critic Reviews for The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Ill-considered kids.

July 18, 2005 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Indisputably bargain-basement aside from the casting of Mackenzie Astin.

July 13, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is enough to make you believe in strict and faraway boarding schools.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

This crude live-action takeoff on the Cabbage Patch phenomenon ought to have had star Anthony Newley humming 'Stop the Movie, I Want to Get Off.'

March 10, 2003 | Full Review…

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie proudly belongs at the very bottom of the trash can.

December 8, 2021 | Full Review…

What Garbage amounts to is just that: an ugly, brutal, humorless exploitation flick.

November 5, 2019 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

The Garbage Pail Kids is without a doubt the #1 worst film ever made in history. It isn't a comedy, or a fun movie, I am not kidding you my friend owns this (he hates it too) and we used the disc to cut pizza and used it for a bunch of other crap, because the movie is shit! The plot is a piece of shit, as a kid stumbles upon a trash can and a bunch of disgusting little puppets who the creators thought were cute but acttually are disgusting little fucks!!! They make jokes about crap, and toilet humor, and farting, and if you like that crap, may god have mercy on your souls. I mean come on, one is a alligator, a slobbering pig tail girl, and slick haired farter, and worst of all the worst of them all... Theres one of them in a superhero outfit with zits on 98% of his face and is a fire haired freak and who is a four eyed creepy kid who randomly pisses himself. The real actors are terrible also, espically the kid actors. The puppets are so creepy and they sing songs that will chill your bones, and this is supposed to be a kids movie. I will hate this movie for as long as I live and its not funny, or cute, or cool, or smart, this a terrible, disgusting, worthless movie that I will hate until the day I die.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


The most amazingly stupid, gross, ridiculous kids movie I've ever seen, I think. Almost so bad it's good, but then it fell back to bad again towards the end. See this for yourself if you dare.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I was expecting this to be trashy and sort've in the same reign as Toxic Avenger, but it is a complete failure. It's not funny, just really disgusting and overly campy to the point where it's just revolting. The look of it is just terrible, it feels like it was made on the budget of an after-school special. This doesn't even work on a sarcastic level, it's just revolting and corny beyond belief.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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