A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
A group of tenants in an apartment block are being forced to move out so that it can be demolished. The tenants are reluctant to move, so the developers hire a local gang to 'persuade' them to leave. Fortunately, visiting alien mechanical life-forms come to town. When they befriend the tenants, the aliens use their extraterrestrial abilities to defeat the developers. Written by
In the scene where Harry is running through Downtown New York with the youngest baby flying saucer. If you look carefully in the background, you can see a theater marquee of The Fly (1986), which was later released while the film was in production. See more »
When the space machines enter the Riley's apartment the first machine sees the electrical plug in the kitchen which has the toaster plugged into the bottom plug. When the second machine crashes on the kitchen counter the toaster is now plugged into the top plug. See more »
[to Construction Worker]
You wanna sleep over? Why don't you call your mommy and tell her where you'll be.
Um, no thanks, Mrs. Riley, I can't tonight.
Hey Bobby, wanna go out and play?
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During the opening credits, pictures of young Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy are shown. This includes their actual wedding photo, since the actors (who often play a married couple on stage or in the movies) were married for decades. See more »
There is always hope when people are in desperate need of help. Either it
may come from the heaven or may not be. But the film is not just with the
hope. Its beauty is with characters it has. The mad woman and her
the pregnant girl left by the boyfriend, the artist left by the girl
and a rowdy who is an orphan and longing for somebody who can say "bobbie
little boy". I like it very much. I loved the movie when I was a school
going boy ten years ago. I like it the same way now too.
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