Did no one in the art department think giving Ned Beatty a Deliverance credit for this children's movie inspired by Little Richard was a weird idea?
Much like with Just One of the Guys introduced me to the musical great James Brown; this movie showed me Little Richard and Chubby Checker. By the time I saw this movie which was originally released December 16, 1988 I knew who Screech was but The Doog had not received his doctorate yet. Thora Birch makes her acting debut and later babysit an ape and show her boobs to the neighbor boy. Her best claim to fame has to just be that she hung out with Christina Ricci while making Then & Now. Anyway, the great Ned Beatty is in this and he oddly enough has Deliverance as the credit on the back of the box.