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Remote Control (1988)

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
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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
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Milo
Marilyn Adams ...
Neighbor #1
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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 and their only weapon is a special remote control. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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As close to home as your VCR. 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 slept in the director's trailer during the shooting of all the scenes at the video rental outlet. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Body Beat
Written by Wells Christie
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Murderous tapes from outer space.
17 December 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Cosmo DiClemente and Georgie are two video rental store employees.They discover that science-fiction film from early 50's called "Remote Control" contains subliminal mind-control messages that turn all viewers into mindless killers.Distribution of the film predates an upcoming alien invasion.I love Jeff Lieberman's "Squirm" and "Just Before Dawn",so it was the highest time to check out his "Remote Control".The film is a fun sci-fi/horror spoof with likable central performances by Kevin Dillon and Deborah Goodrich.The premise of killer videotapes is quite absurd,but the film works as a parody.It's not on par with fantastic "Just Before Dawn",though.7 aliens out of 10.


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