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Alien from L.A. (1988)

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
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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
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Roeyis Freki / Auntie Pearl
Kristen Trucksess ...
Stacy
Lochner De Kock ...
Professor Ovid Galba / Paddy Mahoney (as Lochner de Kock)
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Mambino
Albert Maritz ...
Mago / Maintenance Worker / Evangelist / Pack Slag Jack
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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 »


Soundtracks

State of the Heart
Written by James Saad, Anthony Riparetti and Steve LeGassick
Performed by Donna DeLory (as Donna Eve DeLory)
Produced by Drock
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MST3K is the better choice...
17 February 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

And the title says it all: a cheesy sounding title that is a cheesy sounding joke of a film known as "Alien from L.A." Why not just call it "Alien from South Africa," as this is the place where this movie was filmed? My advice for watching movies that have been featured on "Mystery Science Theater 3000:" do not watch the original version of the movie at all! Period! Always watch the movie with the theater shadow at the bottom of the screen, with a man trapped in space with his two funny, wise-cracking robot friends sitting at the lower right hand corner of the screen. It just seems better that way.

Movie as it was originally seen: Awful! Movie as it was seen on MST3K: Genius!


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