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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 overview, first billed only:
Joanne Pearce ...
Sandra Brock
Desmond Brock
Paul Bown ...
Julian Tope
Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA (as James B. Sikking)
Dinsdale Landen ...
Commander Grenville Matteson
Tristram Jellinek ...
George Innes ...
Stanley Benson
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Graham Sweetley
John Joyce ...
Chief Inspector Miller
Godfrey (as Mark Jones)
Leonard Fenton ...
André Maranne ...
Prof. Trousseau (as Andre Maranne)
Joanna Dickens ...
Lady Farmer
R.J. Bell ...


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 »


One Giant Leap ... BACKWARDS! See more »


Comedy | Sci-Fi


PG-13 | See all certifications »


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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

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The place where the space-ship crash-landed was the M1 motorway between Leeds and London. See more »


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 The Last Voyage (1960) See more »


Music by John Barry (uncredited)
by Courtesy of Screen Gems -- BMI Music Ltd.
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as civilization advances, individuals stay the same
21 February 2012 | by (Calumet, Mich.) – See all my reviews

Is this flick an incredibly sharp look into one of the great truisms of man? Visits to Wikipedia and IMDb provide useful reminders that, although smart people keep advancing the accomplishments of science and technology, most people are no smarter than most people were a thousand years ago. In a few years you will be able to contact & communicate with your friends simply by scratching your butt. You shall be able to travel to Topeka, Kansas, in two minutes with out even having to get out of bed. Mankind will have colonies throughout outer space. But they won't be just populated with today's astronauts. The bulk of earth's population--stupid people--will not all be left in LA & NYC. No, there shall continue to be stupid people everywhere that there are intelligent people, and that'll include extraterrestriality.

However making a straightforward point of that in a science fiction film was too simple for EMI to bother with. Oh no, they decided to go one better and really drive their point home by using only stupid people to write and direct their flick. I suspect they also were trying to drum up a little sympathy for Britains from us charitable Americans, "Wow, Britains have to settle for so-called 'comedies' like this which are not funny? OK, I won't complain about Congress sending them more financial aid." How can someone not like a movie which tries to poke fun at aliens by mocking crappy pop singers & Belgian drivers? Did you miss the first vomiting gag? Don't be glum. They puke throughout this flick. I did find this DVD interesting for the further little insights into British culture that I picked up from watching it. I figure that's worth an additional two stars. And, although only several lines were actually funny, I did laugh AT this film a lot; I was laughing at the failure of the lines & situations to be funny that were obviously MEANT to be but, yes, I was laughing, so I figure that's worth a couple stars (if you laugh at people falling down stairs, as I do). And for those of you who bought the DVD and need a reason to ever watch it again, it featured a view of a man's naked penis. Look to see if you can spot it. That's worth a fifth star in a PG-flick.

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