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Morons from Outer Space (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 September 1985 (USA)
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)
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Commander Grenville Matteson
Tristram Jellinek ...
Simpson
George Innes ...
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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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Corra! Os ETs Chegaram  »

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The only theatrical movie written by Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones. See more »

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In the view showing the landing on Earth of Bernard after he and his chair were ejected from the spacecraft, the crane used to drop the actor in front of the camera can briefly be seen at the top of the screen. See more »

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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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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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AMERICAN PATROL
Music by F.W. Meacham (uncredited)
as performed by Billy May
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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I loved it!
17 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you are expecting a film called Morons from Outer Space to somehow be incredibly deep and fulfilling, you're approaching it all wrong.

This film presents exactly what it sets out to present: a campy, hilarious comedy without pretense. Reminiscent of films like Crime Wave and even the Pink Panther films, it is well acted by a great cast.

Don't go into this film expecting the answers to life, the universe and everything (that's a different story). Watch this movie for fun and check your higher intellect at the door.

Smith and Jones, who have long had great on-screen chemistry in television, are strangely separated for the majority of this film... living in two separate sub-plots.

Watching the film, you would think they must have had a moderately high budget, but I have a feeling they just made good use of what they had.

Don't discount this movie based solely on the other reviews here. I personally have laughed out loud so much I've had to pause it. You have to pay close attention and listen to everything to get the funniest bits.


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