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Morons from Outer Space (1985) Poster

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The original title was "Illegal Aliens."
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The movie's Morons from Outer Space (1985) title was similar to the title of the cult Michael McCarty B-movie sci-fi film Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).
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Mike Hodges directed this movie on the condition that the production company Thorn EMI, would finance his script "Mid-Atlantic", which didn't get off the ground.
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To receive a PG certificate the film was extensively re-edited by the distributor, and the finished product was then cut further by the BBFC to remove cocaine footage and references. In total 6 minutes 10 secs were edited from the film.
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First of two cinema movies that British comedians Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones made together. The second would be The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1990) around five years later.
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Debut theatrical feature film of actor-comedian Griff Rhys Jones.
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The name of the game of sport that the morons from outer space played in the space-ship was "Spaceball". Around two years after this movie was first released, another sci-fi comedy was made and released, that being Mel Brooks's Spaceballs (1987).
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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).
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One of the film's main movie poster taglines spoofed the title of Steven Spielberg's then recent science-fiction Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) by stating "Crazy encounters of the moronic kind!".
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5 minutes into the movie, if you closely behind Graham (Griff Rhys-Jones) in the UKBC television studios scene, you can see a poster of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" on the wall.
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Graham Sweetley (Griff Rhys Jones) doesn't appear until 4 minutes into the movie.
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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).
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The name of the planet that the morons from outer space came from was "Planet Blob".
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The place where the space-ship crash-landed was the M1 motorway between Leeds and London.
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Names of the acts appearing at the rock concert were "The Inkblobs" and "The Aliens" (in America).
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The ale advertisement on the big billboard read: "Drink Loob Beer It's Outta Space - 'stick it up your flaps' - Sez Dez".
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Comedians from the English comedy TV series Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979) who didn't appear in the movie include Chris Langham, Rowan Atkinson and Pamela Stephenson.
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Shane Rimmer: As Redneck (Melvin).
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