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Little Monsters (1989)

A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director:

Richard Greenberg (as Richard Alan Greenberg)
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Savage ... Brian Stevenson
Howie Mandel ... Maurice
Daniel Stern ... Glen Stevenson
Margaret Whitton ... Holly Stevenson
Rick Ducommun ... Snik
Frank Whaley ... Boy
Ben Savage ... Eric
William Murray Weiss William Murray Weiss ... Todd
Devin Ratray ... Ronnie Coleman
Amber Barretto Amber Barretto ... Kiersten
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Mr. Finn
Tom Hull Tom Hull ... Principal
Magbee Magbee ... Bus Driver
Lisa Cain ... Holly's Friend
Tony Bonsignore Tony Bonsignore ... Beach Bum
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Storyline

A child meets the monster that lives under his bed. He even becomes one of his best friends. Soon the child discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorables monstruos See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP20 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$253,834, 27 August 1989

Gross USA:

$793,775

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$793,775
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Brian's room when Maurice comes back after he gets caught by Brian's trap, during his proper introduction to Brian, while they are sitting on the bed together, you can see a poster on the wall behind them of the movie "License To Drive." See more »

Goofs

When Maurice pulls down Brian's pants, he gets embarrassed and yells at Maurice saying that no one ever sees him in his boxer shorts - not even his mom. But, on the first night Brian follows Maurice to Monster World, he ran around in his boxer shorts all night. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: [after peeing in Ronny's apple juice] Ronny's gonna be pissed!
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Crazy Credits

The first 45 seconds of the end credits are made up of a visual recap of the film, that only consists of 3 pictures! See more »

Alternate Versions

In the DVD and theatrical cut, when Brian is first in the monster's world, he runs into a creature that has long legs and says, "Trick or treat, smell my feet." For some reason, in most television airings, this is changed "Anyone who is a friend of Maruice's is mine." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Pinheads: Weekend Without Bernie (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

REASON TO CHANGE
Written by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by The Michael Logan Band
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A great comical movie for kids and adults to in joy.
22 December 2016 | by c_taylor-60553See all my reviews

Like a funny movie once in awhile. Well the movie Little Monsters is an amazing movie that will make you laugh. Between comedy, old special effects and actors it's great. The 27 year old movie Little Monsters has special effects are OK but they are nothing like the special effects today. In one of the scenes a the main character falls through his bedroom floor. You can tell that he had something on him bringing him though the floor but you don't know what. In another scene A fire is started. Instead of the writer using a green screen they use real fire. Between Howie Mendel, Ben Savage, and Fred Savage. Most of the actors in this movie ended up making it big in Hollywood. For example Howie Mandel is one of the main judges on America's got Talent. Ben has been in Girl and Boy Meets world. The rest of the actors either are dead or not acting as much anymore.

The language and script is one of the funniest. The movie is 27 years old and is still is one of the funniest. Howie plays one of the main characters and he is the funniest. The main monster makes fun of himself and acts like a teenager. The main leading lady makes fun of the leading male saying he was to stupid to understand one of their science projects.

I recommend this movie to anybody who has kids age 10-12. I give this movie a 9/10. If you like a comical movie I would go and buy this movie.


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