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Remote Control (1988)

 -  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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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 <bogursky@erols.com>

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The ultimate power trip. See more »


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7 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Controle Remoto  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was released in a limited edition blu-ray and dvd on Jeff Lieberman's official site. See more »

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References Alien Warrior (1986) See more »

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If Looks Could Kill
Written by Ashley Hall, Stephanie Tyrell
Published by Tyrell-Mann Music Corp.
Performed by Ashley Hall
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VHS obsessed
28 April 1999 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I like this film alot. It is quite like Videodrome in that the whole movie is obsessed with itself and also obsessed with video formats and makes references to the video revolution of the 1980's.


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