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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1988 (USA)
An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

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Ann Prentiss ...
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Grady
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Peter Bromilow ...
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Nina Henderson ...
Cashier
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Carl Sagan (voice)
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Dr. Morosini
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Lexie
Tanya Fenmore ...
Ellen
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn't aware of the connection between her arrival and his work. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Man's closest encounter See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi novia es una extraterrestre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,854,000 (USA)
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Original writer Jerico saw the story as a dark allegory about child abuse. That was how it was pitched to Paramount in 1981. They never wound up producing the film, but they do own the TV/digital rights to the story. See more »

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During the scene where the videos appear from the bag, a crew member can be seen pushing up one of the videos by movement under the material in one side of the base where the bag is positioned. See more »

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Steven Mills: I think... I think...
Celeste Martin: What?
Steven Mills: Would I scare you... if I told you I love you?
Celeste Martin: Not unless you hit me at the same time.
Steven Mills: I'm serious.
Celeste Martin: So am I!
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After all the credits roll, Jimmy Durante rather, his ghost] says "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, whereever you are" See more »

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Features Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) See more »

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Theme From The Monkees
Written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce
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Great comedy ,Great science fiction and great characters
25 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

My stepmother is an alien is a wonderful comedy packed with great jokes and great characters.Dan Arkroyd plays Steven Mills a scientist who believes there is life on other planets one night he makes an experiment that will change his life forever.Kim Basinger plays Celeste an alien from an other planet who comes to earth to try to save her planet with the help of Steve Mills.Alyson Hannigan is also great as Jessie Mills who suspects Celeste is not quite normal.9 out of 10.


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