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Remote Control (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  7 April 1988 (USA)
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A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes ... See full summary »



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Belinda Watson
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Bill Denver
Jamie McEnnan ...
Matthew (as Jaime McEnnan)
Jerold Pearson ...
Alan Bard
Jennifer Buchanan ...
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Will Nye ...
Marilyn Adams ...
Neighbor #1
Dick Warlock ...
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Ann Walker ...
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A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes can be distributed world-wide. Written by Andy Bogursky <>

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As close to home as your VCR. See more »


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Release Date:

7 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Controle Remoto  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Jamie McEnnan was cast because of his remarkable resemblance to Jeff Lieberman when Lieberman was eight years old. See more »


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Performed by Ashley Hall
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One of the impressive movies in my life
14 August 2012 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie on TV. When I was a kid, I was really into the Sci- Fi movies and I used to watch them whenever it was running on TV. This film was one of them.

It seems like low budget film, but the basic idea is so interesting. Even though this movie was made in 80's, most of scene are good except for several unnecessary and weird action. If some famous directors remake this, it will be fantastic. Also, the female actress, Deborah is so cute. She's not so popular in my country, but I know she was starred in April Fool's Day.

I've got this film recently. It was really hard, but it deserved it and reminded me of the old memory.

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