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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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Cosmo
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Belinda Watson
Christopher Wynne ...
Georgie
Frank Beddor ...
Victor
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Kaaren Lee ...
Patricia
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Bill Denver
Jamie McEnnan ...
Matthew (as Jaime McEnnan)
Jerold Pearson ...
Alan Bard
Jennifer Buchanan ...
Julia Bard
Deborah Downey ...
Eva
Will Nye ...
Milo
Marilyn Adams ...
Neighbor #1
Dick Warlock ...
Mr. James (as Richard Warlock)
Ann Walker ...
Mrs. James
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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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Jeff Lieberman's first VCR can be seen in the movie. See more »

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References El Cid (1961) See more »

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Written by David Kitay
Published by Tyrell-Mann Music Corp.
Performed by David Kitay
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28 August 2005 | by (italy(dutch)) – See all my reviews

I watched this film because I love Jennifer Tilly but how could I have done such a mistake!It's even unthinkable that this movie is from '87.The script could have been set down better but it could be overseen if we aren't too pretentious.But what I can't forgive is the incredible bad acting performance what could have been a bit better(in my opinion)if the directing qualities were more professional.Anyway this was not the spot I suppose.They just wanted to give a popular sci-fi teen movie that fitted fine in that years.IF you want watch it if you're curious, eventually I did the same but if you avoid it it's better.


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