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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Fred Glass
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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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A million lightyears from home, she's found a husband, a stepdaughter and a dog. When she finds out about sex, she may just stay for weekend. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Mi novia es una extraterrestre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,854,000
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The 25 January 1988 draft of the script credits Jerico as writer, with revisions by Frank Galati, Richard Benner, Susan Rice, Herschel Weingrod and Timothy Harris, Paul Rudnick, and Debra Frank and Carl Sautter, and a further rewrite by Jonathan Reynolds. Only four of the ten writers received screen credit. 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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Celeste Martin: [after changing to new dress in Dr. Mills' car] Is this acceptable?
Steven Mills: Is the drool apparent?
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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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Spoofs Cosmos (1980) See more »

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I'm Looking Over My Dead Dog Rover
Written by Dave Whited and Hank Landsberg
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charming little story
26 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was fun. I don't know why everyone is ragging on it. Deserving, nerdy guy gets the girl and saves the world. Nice salutes to movies of the '40s. If the plot's weak, it's because there's not much conflict, no diabolical scheming bad guy. The characters are all sweet and real enough that you care about them. Ms. Basinger is pretty, but if you want to see her do sexy, see _Cool World_.


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