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Alien from L.A. (1988)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  26 February 1988 (USA)
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A nerdy teen-age girl goes looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange subterranean civilization.

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Guten 'Gus' Edway
Richard Haines ...
Professor Saknussemm
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Robbie
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Charmin'
Janie du Plessis ...
General Rykov / Shank / Claims Officer
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Consul Triton Crassus / Mailman
Linda Kerridge ...
Roeyis Freki / Auntie Pearl
Kristen Trucksess ...
Stacy
Lochner De Kock ...
Professor Ovid Galba / Paddy Mahoney
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Mambino
Albert Maritz ...
Mago / Maintenance Worker / Evangelist / Pack Slag Jack
Russel Savadier ...
Loki
Denis Smith ...
Anchorman
James Lithgow ...
Donaldson / Wrestling Announcer / Emcee
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Storyline

Wanda is a shy plain girl with a very boring life. When her father, an archaeologist, disappears on an expedition, she flies out to look for him. She ends up in an underground world, where no one believes in a surface world. Except for the secret police, who think she and her fathers are spies. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Trivia

Despite receiving second billing in the opening credits it takes almost an hour before Thom Mathews appears in the film. See more »

Goofs

Kathy Ireland briefly loses her squeaky voice when she's doped up on the table. She laughs and says in a deeper voice (probably her real one), "You think I'm an alien?" See more »

Quotes

Wanda Saknussemm: Bitchin' left hook, Crassus!
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Crazy Credits

Interspersed during the credits is the Anchorman, giving reports about Wanda's existence (or lack thereof) as he gets conflicting reports from Crassus and Rykov. See more »

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Followed by Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988) See more »

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Once Upon a Time
Written by James Saad, Anthony Riparetti and Steve LeGassick
Performed by Steve LeGassick
Produced by Drock
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Oh GOD!!!
4 April 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The director of this waste of celluloid specialises in dreadful exploitation films where pretension is all; the previous year he did "Dangerously Close" whose good idea (about gangs getting too much power in school and the school paper editor against them) was submerged in a sea of sloppiness, and he would go on to do "Cyborg," Jean Claude Van Damme's worst film ever (no mean feat). This would-be comedy about a girl - Kathy Ireland in her film debut - who's a total schlump whose inner babe is only awakened after she falls to the centre of the Earth and has a set of badly filmed, impossible-to-follow adventures (chiefly involving a set of dwarves who want her because she has big bones - go figure!) before returning home changed for the better isn't funny, gripping or entertaining in the slightest. And anybody watching this to salivate over Miss Ireland will be put off too - not because of her voice, but because she spends most of the film buried under tons of baggy clothes, with huge glasses to boot. No wonder Cannon, the producers, are out of business. Amazingly, Kathy Ireland has made better films since then...or maybe that isn't so amazing. Next to this, "Barb Wire" is "Aliens."


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