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Earthbound (1981)

PG  |   |  Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy  |  30 January 1981 (USA)
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A family of space aliens crash lands on Earth when their spaceship conks out.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Anderson
Christopher Connelly ...
Joseph Campanella ...
Marc Gilpin ...
Todd Porter ...
Tommy Anderson
Mindy Dow ...
Elissa Leeds ...
Peter Isacksen ...
Sheriff De Rita
Joey Forman ...
Jesse Bennett ...
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Daryl Bingham ...


Originally meant to be the pilot for a hopeful new TV series, meant to follow the adventures of a family of aliens trapped on Earth, and the two Earthlings they live with. This pilot opens with a boy and his grandfather struggling to keep their hotel in business. When a UFO passes over the town and crashes nearby, the pair decide to stay home while the rest of the townspeople go investigate. Shortly afterwards, an alien family staggers out of the woods asking for protection from both the mob of civillians and the government agents searching for them. Granddad and grandson agree, disguising the aliens as humans and teaching them how to blend in on Earth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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A very spacey comedy


Family | Sci-Fi | Comedy


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30 January 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Endstation Planet Erde  »

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Please Help Me Find This Movie to Buy!!!!
17 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can remember going to the theater to see this as a little girl and thought it was the best movie ever! To this day I remember bits and pieces about the spaceship underwater and the aliens having the ability to disappear! I remember the family trying to hide the aliens in a camper. I remember sitting in the theater and not wanting the movie to end! I would love for my kids to be able to see this too! It would be great to see this one again!! Help me find it please. I have looked online at numerous places but I can not find where I can buy this movie. Unfortunately I can't find this movie anywhere! If anyone knows where to buy or even rent it, please post it and let me know! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE....I have to find this one!

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