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Babes in Toyland (1986)

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I was just introduced to this holiday classic by my girlfriend, who used to watch this as a snot nosed little brat in the back of the van while her poor parents drove her to her grandparents. And watch it. And watch it. And watch it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090683/

This must be what made Drew Barrymore a household name. Her performance is breathtaking.

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I know this is a made for TV movie, but wanted some feedback. I haven't seen it, but it looks like it has HDTGM potential. Pat Morita, Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves. Is this something worth watching?

 

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Babes in Toyland, the 1986 remake starring Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves. Absolute madness.

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I can already imagine Jason yelling "BOWLING BALL HOUSE!!!"

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This one was a recurring part of my childhood. I found the monsters horrifying. Now, they are laughably ineffectual, as monsters go.

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Alright, I'm bumping this one because I'm listening to Cincinnati-set Airborne and think this would make a great continuation of it, because the song they sing about Cincinnati haunts my nightmares.

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This movie is...outrageous. Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves, and a very strange place that is Toyland. There's also singing, which includes a song with the line, "Cinci was too nati, they named it Cincinnati so they say." Also, there is a one-eyed creature, that tries to murder Santa. 

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Oh jesus, I watched this so much as a kid. My parents bought it for me on VHS at McDonald's for some reason. I believe this is also how we got our copy of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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This would be a great episode around Christmas time.  Whenever i visited my grandma as a kid, she only owned 2 VHS tapes.  One of them was this movie. 

I have seen this a shockingly high number of times. 

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On 9/10/2018 at 12:06 PM, Bae of Pigs said:

Oh jesus, I watched this so much as a kid. My parents bought it for me on VHS at McDonald's for some reason. I believe this is also how we got our copy of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Yea that was a fucking awesome promotion. I can't remember the details, but thats how we got all three Indiana Jones movies on VHS. 

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7 hours ago, Ofcoursemyhorse said:

Yea that was a fucking awesome promotion. I can't remember the details, but thats how we got all three Indiana Jones movies on VHS. 

It was a Christmas promotion that McDonald's ran for like a decade where they sold like some of the biggest hits for the year or year prior. You basically got a VHS, which were still pretty pricey at the time, for under ten bucks, with the purchase of a value meal. It's how I got copies of The Addams Family, Home Alone, and a few others that I can't remember off the top of my head. I was recently trying to explain this to a younger friend of mine and he just looked at me like that was the most insane promotion he had ever heard of.

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I can't even imagine the logistics of having to stock a Mcdonalds with VHS tapes but that really was a great idea.

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I now want a sequel to The Founder where Michael Keaton is involved with the logistics of mapping out that promotion for each franchise.

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I can see that being 2 hours of Michael Keaton chainsmoking and rambling like a lunatic. Or a film version of Charlie trying to describe Pepe Silvia in Its Always Sunny. 

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19 hours ago, Ofcoursemyhorse said:

I can see that being 2 hours of Michael Keaton chainsmoking and rambling like a lunatic. Or a film version of Charlie trying to describe Pepe Silvia in Its Always Sunny. 

Will he find Carol in HR?!

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