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Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)

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Through a series of extraordinary circumstances, an eccentric teenager believes he may be the alien prince of a distant planet, ready to lead his brethren home.

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Nicholas Strouse ...
Ryan Richmond
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Lisa Winston
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Virginia Camalier
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Charles Pinsky
Hugh Gillin ...
Fred Richmond
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Dan Forrester
Timothy Patrick Murphy ...
Jeff Richmond
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Edna Pinsly (as Candy Azzara)
Isabelle Walker ...
Gloria Henry ...
Mary Richmond
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Marilyn Richmond
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Richard Camalier
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Minister
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Helium Balloon Saleslady
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The Jock
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Ryan Richmond is an eccentric teenager living with his mother, father, sister and brother in the Holiday Inn they own in Sunnyvale, Arizona, the prune capital of the world. Is it any wonder that he wants to go to Saudi Arabaia for college and leave Sunnyvale far, far behind? He spends his days at school with his sex-obsessed best friend Dan Forrester and lusts after Lisa Winston, the sexy lounge singer who his parents have hired to perform at the Holiday Inn. Stuck without a date for his brother's wedding to a senator's daughter, Ryan goes to a computer dating service, which asks him such questions as "Can you breathe foreign substances?" Soon, Ryan is told that he may be an alien stuck on Earth along with thousands of others. Soon, Charles and Edna Pinsky show up and tell him that he may an alien prince meant to lead his brethren home. And that's when things get out of control... Written by Kyle Palkowski

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Somewhat pestimistic
7 December 1998 | by (Cambridge, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I absolutely hated this movie! I was 9 when I saw it. It is the only movie I have ever walked out of in the theater. My mom, dad, and I all looked at each other during the movie and knew we were wasting our time. This movie stole approximately 45 minutes of my life. Everything about it was ridiculous. The entire premise was too warped. Being 9, I was always easily entertained. This movie proved that I couldn't subject myself to anything and still be entertained.


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