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Morons from Outer Space (1985)

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The story begins when three aliens get a bit hacked off at their 'friend' Bernard, who keeps making a prat of himself playing space ball. It is while he is playing space ball that the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Pearce ...
Sandra Brock
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Desmond Brock
Paul Bown ...
Julian Tope
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Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA (as James B. Sikking)
Dinsdale Landen ...
Commander Grenville Matteson
Tristram Jellinek ...
Simpson
George Innes ...
Stanley Benson
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Bernard
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Graham Sweetley
John Joyce ...
Chief Inspector Miller
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Godfrey (as Mark Jones)
Leonard Fenton ...
Commissionaire
André Maranne ...
Prof. Trousseau (as Andre Maranne)
Joanna Dickens ...
Lady Farmer
R.J. Bell ...
Klutz
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The story begins when three aliens get a bit hacked off at their 'friend' Bernard, who keeps making a prat of himself playing space ball. It is while he is playing space ball that the others start playing around with the space ship controls. They accidentally disconnect his part of the ship, leaving him stranded while they crash into a large blue planet close by... Written by Anonymous

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space | media | military | alien | spaceship | See more »

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They came, They saw, They did a little shopping See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

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THe film's two leads, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, were known to audiences from appearing on the British comedy series Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979). See more »

Quotes

Television Presenter: [Referring to the Morons] ... Commander Madison added that they were highly-intelligent and potentially dangerous...
Bernard: [Disgusted] *HIGHLY* INTELLIGENT?
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Spoofs Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE
Written by Mel Smith and Peter Brewis
Performed by The Morons
Produced by John I. Walters and Peter Brewis
Released through BMI Records Ltd.
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Amusing, but seriously flawed
7 February 2009 | by (metropolitan detroit area) – See all my reviews

Goodness knows here are many worse, and dumber, comedies out there, but its truly a shame that Smith and Jones didn't put this script through some more refinement, and hired a veteran comedy director (one who has a sense of timing), before blowing their chance at international fame. The main problem with the film is it tries to do to many things and use too many comedic styles at once. On one hand it tries to satirize our celebrity focused culture, while on another it tries to send up the conventions of science fiction films (and films in general)a la the Zuckers. At the same time that its trying to juggle those concepts, its also trying telling a story that could have been inherently funny on its own, without the distractions of the slapstick and the parodies. The idea that the first aliens to openly visit Earth are here by accident simply because they're too stupid to pilot, let alone understand the workings of, their rented spacecraft had great potential, but the movie is too distracted by everything else it tries to do for it to work. Despite its problems, there are some genuine laughs to be had here, and its well worth a watch.


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