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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Heading up the list of "Most Misguided Hollywood Ideas" is this 1987 flop which tried to translate Topps Chewing Gum's gross-out trading card parodies of Cabbage Patch Kids into a feature film. Mackenzie Astin (nonfamous brother of Sean Astin) stars as a bullied teen who befriends an oozing garbage can full of disgustingly mutated midgets like Valerie Vomit, Foul Phil and Messy Tessie. Longtime producer-writer-director Rod Amateau worked on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show," for crying out loud, before this legendary turkey killed his career. A timelost cult classic or toxic waste? You decide! 100 minutes PG.