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Director:
Writer:
Ted Nicolaou (written by)
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Release Date:
14 February 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience. See more »
Plot:
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A collectible classic. Unforgettable Sci-Funny movie. See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Diane Franklin ... Suzy Putterman

Gerrit Graham ... Stanley Putterman

Mary Woronov ... Raquel Putterman

Chad Allen ... Sherman Putterman

Jon Gries ... O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)

Bert Remsen ... Grampa
Alejandro Rey ... Spiro
Randi Brooks ... Cherry
Jennifer Richards ... Medusa

Sonny Carl Davis ... Norton

Ian Patrick Williams ... Nutky
William Paulson ... Pluthar
John Leamer ... Chauffeur

Frank Welker ... Monster Vocal Effects (voice)
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Directed by
Ted Nicolaou 
 
Writing credits
Ted Nicolaou (written by)

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
Charles Band .... executive producer
Debra Dion .... associate producer
Michael Wolf .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Romano Albani (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Meshelski 
 
Production Design by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Costume Design by
Kathie Clark 
 
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Roberto Bessi .... executive in charge of production
Stefano Spadoni .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Brent Armstrong .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
John Carl Buechler .... tv monster and special effects makeup designer and supervisor: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Michael Deak .... MMI Liaison USA: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Cleve Hall .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Daniel Hoffman .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Robert Kurtzman .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Michelle Oggeri .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Margherita Regina .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Desiree Soto Vaughn .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc. (as Desiree Vaughn-Soto)
John Vulich .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Turner .... assistant costumes: Roark Productions (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Juliet Avola .... post-production
Claudia Hoover .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Richard Band .... music supervisor
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Christopher L. Stone .... electronic orchestrator
Tom Villano .... music editor
 
Other crew
Andrea Borella .... production assistant
Andrew Doucette .... title designer
Giancarlo J. Sini .... assistant production accountant
 

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Runtime:
83 min
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Trivia:
The initial appearance of Bert Remsen's(Grandpa) character is based on "General Hersheybar", the well-known 1960's Los Angeles anti-war street performer.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Raquel Putterman:Stanley! Stanley! Quit screwing around... Stanley! Stanley, I'm right in the middle of my program. For Christ's sakes, Stanley!
Stanley Putterman:Lay off me, Beautiful. I almost got this baby wired.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Deadly Weapon (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A collectible classic. Unforgettable Sci-Funny movie., 20 January 2006
Author: Peter from Australia

8 (or more) out of 10 for those of us who like this particular genre. Otherwise it just may not be for you. If you like good comedy timing, some great lines and a well put together cast of characters then this one is for you. The story is pretty original. A stray transportation beam is accidentally caught by the Putterman family's el-cheapo satellite receiver and a large stray pet alien dog-like creature materialises inside the Putterman mansion. The Putterman's are swingers and leave to meet and later invite the 'Man's Man' Spiro, a muscular Greek gay to their residence. While their gone, we meet the kids, grandpa and the pet-thing. The kids try and train the alien pet who unfortunately isn't normal, even to alien standards and proceeds to eat friends, relatives and almost anyone who drops by.

Parts of the film remind me of Eating Raoul, The Big Bus and a little bit of Bucakroo Banzai as it plays like a cartoon. The main theme (Terrorvision) is really catchy. All in all, a movie that you are bound to watch again, just to re-experience some great lines and scenes.

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