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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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One Giant Leap ... BACKWARDS! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Corra! Os ETs Chegaram  »

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The film's director Mike Hodges previously directed the earlier science-fiction movies Flash Gordon (1980) and The Terminal Man (1974). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Alien: Are you the male of your species, or...
[strokes Bernard's leg]
Alien: the female?
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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THE ENTERTAINER
(uncredited)
Music by Scott Joplin
Arranged by Peter Brewis
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Underrated Classic!
20 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw 'Morons From Outer Space' on cable television when I was 12 years old. (1986.) Recently I spotted it for sale on DVD, and what, with a price tag of only 10 dollars, thought I couldn't pass up owning this cinematic masterpiece.

So how does it look now that I am older and more sophisticated? (Or at least just older...)

Its 100 times funnier now. I actually GET the jokes I didn't when I was 12 because I have seen the other movies they reference (Cuckoo's Nest, etc.) I also have a better eye for subtly and timing. The other IMDB reviewer here was right-there is a lot more to this film than there appears to be at first viewing. Not to mention the nice part where the Aliens are brought 'down to earth,' metaphorically speaking.

If you have seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail 2000 times and are sick to death of it, well, go and watch it again. But after that, see Morons From Outer Space. Every scene in it is like a small sketch and will actually get funnier with repeated viewings, much like Python.

Favorite scenes: The 'therapy' at the psycho ward with the Iron Maiden record, and the sneeze inside the space helmet. Classic!


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