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A civilization on a distant planet has found a way to solve its garbage problem: turning it into energy and beaming it into outer space. A flaw in this system is found when the signal is accidentally picked up on Earth by the Putterman Family's home satellite dish. While this would ordinarily be just another mess, this particular transmission contains a hungry trash monster who quickly begins snacking on various Puttermans. Only young Sherman Putterman has any clue what is going on, but nobody will believe him. Is there any hope for the Earth?
People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience.
Release Date: February 14, 1986
Runtime: 83 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.0
Buried.com Rating: 6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: R
Diane Franklin ...Suzy
Gerrit Graham ...Stanley
Mary Woronov ...Raquel
Chad Allen ...Sherman
Jon Gries ...OD (as Jonathan Gries)
Bert Remsen ...Grampa
Alejandro Rey ...Spiro
Randi Brooks ...Cherry
Jennifer Richards ...Medusa
Sonny Carl Davis ...Norton
Ian Patrick Williams ...Nutky
William Paulson ...Pluthar
John Leamer ...Chauffeur
"Stan's Theme Song"
More Movie Taglines:
- People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience.
- The Do-It-Yourself 100 picks up things from EVERYWHERE!
- Grampa Putterman: [MTV is on the TV] Intellectual decay! Turn it off, it'll rot your brain cells! It's an international conspiracy!
Grampa Putterman: I've said it before and I'll say it again - War stories and monster movies are educational. They're survival oriented. They always neutralize the enemy in the end.
Suzy Putterman: It's O.D. Stanley Putterman: O who? Suzy Putterman: O.D., my new boyfriend. Stanley Putterman: Oh. Irish boy?
O.D.: Hey, little dude, you like metal? Kiss the boot. Sherman Putterman: Kiss the ass, bozo.
Pluthar: People of Earth, you must heed my warning. Destroy your satellite receivers, dismantle your communications systems, render your TV sets inoperable for the next 200 Earth years.
- The brief MTV clip shown is of a WASP song called Tormentor and the character O.D. Riley wears a WASP t-shirt.
When Suzy introduces the monster to music, her arm is resting on top of Sanyo's first CD player model, the DAD-8. It was made between 1983-84 and is sought out by collectors for its rarity and quality sound.
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