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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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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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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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Alyson Hannigan and Suzie Plakson would go on to co-star in the series How I Met Your Mother playing Lily Aldrin and Judy Erickson respectively See more »

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When Celeste is at the party in the red dress her hair is completely straight. She then changes clothes in the back of Steve's car, and when she get out her hair is curly. See more »

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[reporting to her father that her stepmother is more than she seems]
Jessie Mills: I saw her drink the battery juice from your Honda!
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The opening title scrolls across a backdrop of the galaxy. The end credits show Jessie playing basketball with her family, and Jon Lovitz on Celeste's spaceship, playing the piano surrounded by members of the 12th Navigational Command. See more »

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Spoofs Cosmos (1980) See more »

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Room To Move
Written by Simon Climie, Rob Fisher and Dennis Morgan
Performed by Animotion
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Awesome 80's movie
7 November 2005 | by (Houston, TX United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was hilarious! I don't understand how this movie got an average of 4 stars. I remember liking this movie when I was a kid and I still love this movie today. I bought the DVD and watch it often. Kim Basinger and Dan Akroyd are wonderful in this delightful film together. Not too many movies can make me laugh out loud. Sure this may be a cheesy film but what 80's movie wasn't cheesy? The eyeball is also hilarious! One of my fav scenes in the movie is when the eyeball is teaching Celeste what sex is, both of their reactions throughout that scene are so funny and unforgettable. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who likes comedies.


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