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Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Strouse ...
Ryan Richmond
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Lisa Winston
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Virginia Camalier
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Charles Pinsky
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Fred Richmond
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Dan Forrester
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Jeff Richmond
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Edna Pinsly (as Candy Azzara)
Isabelle Walker ...
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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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A story of teenage alienation.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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16 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Boltsi hukassa, pallo jalassa  »

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Final film of Timothy Patrick Murphy See more »

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A likable comedy.
28 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's fairly obvious that this was the director's first film, as it is a bit disorganized and not quite as smoothly put together as it could have been. But it is equally obvious that the director had good intentions, and helped by an imaginative premise (weird, misunderstood kid believes he's an alien), he did make a likably eccentric film after all. At least it's better that the usual Golan-Globus stuff. (**1/2)


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