THE LITTLE RASCALS (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Little Rascals—an entertainment treat—completely gives tribute to the old 1920-1940s Our Gang/The Little Rascal shows. Innocence, kindness, and just plain fun swirls through this 1994 film as it tells its story of neighborhood boys who are committed to living the good life of childhood.

Storyline

The little rascals, a group of neighborhood boys, have formed a club that requires the members to hate girls and keep the club pure by clearing it of all female influence. They find, however, that one club member, Alfalfa (Bug Hall), bends the rules by giving attention to his sweetheart, Darla (Brittany Aston Holmes), and they immediately put Alfalfa 'on probation'. The story romps through a delightfully sabotaged club house date between Darla and Alfalfa, a house arrest of Alfalfa, a go-kart derby, and changed attitudes about women in general.

Additional Thanks

Great work for Director Penelope Spheeris. Thank you to Executive Producers Roger King, Deborah Jelin Newmyer, and Gerald R Molen for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Spanky (Travis Tedford), Stymie (Kevin Jamal Wood), Froggy (Jordan Workol), Porky (Zachary Mabry), Buckwheat (Ross Bagley), Uh-Huh (Courtland Mead), Butch (Sam Saletta), Woim (Blake Jeremy Collins), Elmer the Monkey (Himself), Petey the Dog (Himself), Mr Welling (Mel Brooks), Stymie’s girlfriend (Raven Symoné), Twins 1 and 2 (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), Buckwheat’s Mom (Whoopi Goldberg), A.J. Ferguson (Reba McEntire), and Waldo’s Dad (Donald Trump).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Director Penelope Spheeris did a terrific job of capturing the spirit of the original series. It’s a great trip into old-time entertainment.

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