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The Beniker Gang (1984)

G | | Drama | 2 November 1984 (USA)
Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Judie Angell (based on the novel "Dear Lola" by), Jeffrey Kindley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Arthur Beniker
Jennifer Dundas ... Cassie Beniker
Charles Fields ... Edmund Beniker
Jeff Alan-Lee ... James Beniker
Danny Pintauro ... Ben Beniker
George Martin ... Judge Pink
Will Patton ... Forest Ranger
J.T. Walsh ... Principal Stoddard
Mary Hamill Mary Hamill ... Edith Stamwick
William Duell William Duell ... Postmaster Greaves
Anthony Heald ... Mr. Uldrich
Richmond Hoxie ... Attorney
Peter McRobbie ... Mr. Millhauser
Paddy Croft Paddy Croft ... Mrs. O'Malley
Joyce Reehling Joyce Reehling ... Miss Nickerson
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Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; introvert James ; Cassie, the only girl; and Edmond. They run away from the orphanage to stay a family, but it won't be so easy. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The "notebook", the cover of which is eaten during class, was fabricated from an edible paste colored with food dye to make it look like the real thing. See more »

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MONSTER MASH
Performed by Zacherle
Written by Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi
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Fun movie
20 February 1999 | by Jonathan-18See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a kid (now you can guess about how old I am), and saw it recently, and it's still fun to watch. A little fairytale-like. Andrew McCarthy was the male equivalent of Molly Ringwald in the 80's. Just a fun light-weighted way to pass an hour and a half.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Lola See more »

Filming Locations:

Howell, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Scholastic Productions See more »
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Color
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