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Purple People Eaters Details

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Linda Shayne wrote and directed this children's story based on the 1958 novelty song "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley. Billy Johnson (Neal Patrick Harris) is joined by a friendly alien from outer space who wants to play in a rock & roll band. Peggy Lipton plays Billy's mom, with James Houghton as the father and Ned Beatty as Grandpa. The band lends a hand to some senior citizens in their fight to keep their beloved retirement complex. Add Little Richard and Chubby Checker to the fun as the heroes try and stop the greedy landlord Mr. Noodle (John Brumfield) from kicking out the elderly residents. Only one word in the film gives the movie a PG rating instead of G. Watch for Sheb Wolley in a cameo role as the trapeze instructor in this low-budget family feature. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast

Ned Beatty
as Grandpa
Neil Patrick Harris
as Billy Johnson
Shelley Winters
as Rita
Peggy Lipton
as Mom
James Houghton
as Dad
Thora Birch
as Molly Johnson
John Brumfield
as Mr. Noodle
Little Richard
as Mayor
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Chubby Checker
as Himself
Molly Cheek
as Mrs. Orfus
Dustin Diamond
as Big Z
Kimberly McCullough
as Dorra Orfus
Linda Shayne
as Nurse
Shonda Whipple
as Allison
Sheb Wooley
as Harry Skinner
Shonda Whipple
as Allison
Kimberly McCullough
as Dorra Orfus
Chubby Checker
as Himself
Linda Shayne
as Nurse
Dustin Diamond
as Big Z
Molly Cheek
as Mrs. Orfus

Crew

Linda Shayne
Director
Brad Krevoy
Producer
Steven Stabler
Producer
Linda Shayne
Screenwriter
Peter Deming
Cinematographer
Dennis Dreith
Composer (Music Score)
Cari Coughlin
Editor
Terry Dresbach
Costume Designer
Ike Magal
Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Lin
Choreography
Linda Shayne
Casting
Jack Behr
Second Unit Director
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