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
Five ordinary people needed a miracle. Then one night, Faye Riley left the window open.
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In a way, the film is like a present day western, but with a science fiction element: Lacey, a greedy and corrupt developer is using Carlos and his street gang to harass Frank, Faye and the tenants of the apartment building, in order to evict them, so the apartment building can be demolished. The flying saucers arrive and they decide to aid the tenants against Lacey. When Lacey's scheme is foiled - the flying saucers decide not to stay and moves on and fly back into outer space. See more
When the two machines first appear in the Riley apartment, the toaster is plugged into different sockets. In the first shot, it's in the bottom socket. In the second, the top socket. See more
It's old and depressing!
This is the '80s! Nobody likes reality any more.
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
Referenced in The Cobbler
LET'S HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE
by Irving Berlin
Performed by Jessica Tandy
and Hume Cronyn See more