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Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (1986)

PG | | Family, Sci-Fi | December 1986 (USA)
Three aliens from the planet Taros land on Earth and are befriended by a Wyoming rancher's son.

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Aric
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Robyn
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Tavy
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Dirt
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Mrs. McAlpin
Patricia Brookson ...
Cee Gee
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Mr. McAlpin
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Hyper Sapien Leader (as Jeremy Wilkins)
Jim Gray ...
Teel
Marilyn Schreffler ...
Voice of Kirbi (voice)
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Grandpa
Gladys Taylor ...
Lucy
Linda Elder ...
Lyth
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Patterson
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Dr. Tedra Rosen
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Three aliens from the planet Taros land on Earth and are befriended by a Wyoming rancher's son.

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An unforgettable alien encounter. See more »

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Family | Sci-Fi

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Keenan Wynn's last movie. See more »

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Dirt wakes up early morning then looks like he's talking on a Ham rig. Then records the time stating 'It's 3:00 a.m. in London. Assuming PST, that would be 7:00 P.M. in Wyoming. See more »

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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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And we call this 'a hairbrush'.
29 April 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Three aliens–two girls who look like they've been dragged through a bush backwards and a three-eyed, three-limbed, petrol-drinking fur-ball with dubious looking facial folds and orifices—try to prove to their people that mankind is ready for extraterrestrial contact by stowing aboard a craft to Earth and taking off for the wilds of Wyoming, where they are befriended by rancher's son 'Dirt'.

Although this fairly unremarkable family friendly sci-fi adventure is predictable, saccharine sweet and extremely cheesy, its story about wide-eyed innocents exploring Earth about as twee as one could imagine, the whole thing is simply far too good-natured for me to really dislike it. The special effects are fairly impressive (with kudos going to the creators and puppeteers of three-eyed beastie Kirbi), the direction from Peter R. Hunt is more than adequate, and its potentially nauseating wholesome characters are surprisingly appealing, ageing star Keenan Wynn giving a particularly winning performance as Dirt's wise old grandfather (the actor's final performance).

N.B. Actress Rosie Marcel, who plays Hyper Sapien's gap-toothed alien moppet Tavy, currently stars as feline-faced surgeon Jacqueline "Jac" Naylor in popular BBC medical drama Holby City. She now sports much sleeker hair.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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