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Earthbound (1981)

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A family of space aliens crash lands on Earth when their spaceship conks out.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ned Anderson
Christopher Connelly ...
Zef
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Lara
Joseph Campanella ...
Conrad
Marc Gilpin ...
Dalem
Todd Porter ...
Tommy Anderson
Mindy Dow ...
Rosie
Elissa Leeds ...
Teva
Peter Isacksen ...
Willy
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Sheriff De Rita
Joey Forman ...
Madden
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Sweeney
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Dave
Jesse Bennett ...
Gold Rush man #2
Daryl Bingham ...
Pudge
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A very spacey comedy

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Family | Sci-Fi | Comedy

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30 January 1981 (USA)  »

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Endstation Planet Erde  »

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Earthbound the next generation
13 July 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I thought Earthbound was FANTASTIC. It lacked the profanity and adult themes that so many of the shows of today are filled with. It was just a FUN movie. It would be nice to see a remake of this movie: where 25 years later they discover the ore needed for the repairs, salvage their ship from the lake bottom , make the needed repairs and return home. Upon their return, to their home planet, they discover that as wonderful as it might be their world is now "alien" to them and Earth has truly become their home. The new movie would close with their spaceship landing back on Earth-"Home"!!! PM Waight


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