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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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Corny, but not dislikable.
31 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Corny sci-fi about a family of aliens (they look A LOT like us humans) who find themselves stranded on Earth, chased by the usual government officials, protected by an old man and his orphaned grandson. Strictly kid's stuff, but it has some appeal. The effects are mostly of the "well, at least you can't see the strings" variety, but the film is still interesting as a precursor to "E.T". For a somewhat similar flick that will really surprise you, try "D.A.R.Y.L". (**)


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