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Meet the Hollowheads (1989)

The Hollowheads are a strange, futuristic family that live in a Jetsons type world complete with many cool gadgets. Henry is hoping for a promotion at the slime factory in which he works ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Henry Hollowhead
Nancy Mette ...
Miriam Hollowhead
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Mr. Crabneck
Matt Shakman ...
Billy Hollowhead
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Cindy Hollowhead
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Joey (as Joshua Miller)
Shnutz Burman ...
Spike
Lightfield Lewis ...
Bud Hollowhead
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Ream Instructor
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Young Reamer
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Logan Ramsey ...
Top Drone
Layne Britton ...
Grandpa Hollowhead (as Shotgun Britton)
Chaz Conner ...
Oliver
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Cop #1 (as Jack Cheese)
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The Hollowheads are a strange, futuristic family that live in a Jetsons type world complete with many cool gadgets. Henry is hoping for a promotion at the slime factory in which he works and decides to bring his boss home for dinner and to meet the family. The horny, pervert, rude boss does not know what he is up against when he begins with his advances towards Mrs. Hollowhead and his abundance of rudeness. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Sometime, somewhere, the Hollowhead family is having a bad day ....

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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15 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Life on the Edge  »

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$4,800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

John Glover originally auditioned to play Mr. Crabneck but asked if he could audition for the role of Henry Hollowhead as well. The producers considered him for both roles before settling on him to play Henry. See more »

Quotes

Cop #2: Just to be safe side you should have her drained.
[while Cindy Hollowhead is giggling & spaced out sitting on the couch]
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KIDS LOOKIN' FOR A GOOD TIME
Written and Produced by Glenn A. Jordan (as Glenn Jordan)
Performed by Jeff Wilson
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A Fabulous Sci Fi Movie...fun family viewing, great escapism.
26 April 2005 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I must say I was laughing a lot and frightened a bit...but in a good-natured way...and most of all I was simply mesmerized by the brilliantly amusing storyline and wonderful special effects that used real full-sized movie sets and none of the cheap, too-obvious digital graphics used by all Sci Fi movie-makers of today.

This is a must-have Sci Fi movie for those who enjoy the eclectic, the bizarre and the esoteric worlds of anywhere else but earth. My best guess is that the Hollowheads live in a society on a distant planet that exists totally underground in a large population, a very large "city" with miles of tunnels, single-family homes, ultra modern conveniences using pipes that bring in food and every ingredient needed for life's daily needs.

Why does an entire civilization live beneath their planet's surface? Who knows? It is never explained; but then an explanation is never necessary either. The Hollowhead underground world is very well conceived and becomes as reasonable to the movie watcher, as does our own reality here on the surface of the earth appear normal to us.

Meet the Hollowheads with sexy Juliette Lewis as daughter Cindy Hollowhead, and John Glover and Nancy Mette as Mr. and Mrs. Hollowhead...as normal as any U.S. television family out of the 1950's...help to bring off this caricature of life as we thought we knew it, with good-natured humor, a zesty cast of fascinating characters and an alien lifestyle as crazy and fun as any which has ever been brought to film.

My suggestion: This is a must-have video for you and your family.

Enjoy!


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