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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

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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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Grady
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Council Chief
Peter Bromilow ...
Second in Command
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Cashier
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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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alien | earth | secret | scientist | planet | See more »

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Man's closest encounter See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi novia es una extraterrestre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,854,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Of the three alien council members, the one on the left of Tony Jay never speaks. See more »

Goofs

When Celeste and Steve first have sex, Celeste reveals her left armpit twice. And both times, the poor tape job covering her breasts can clearly be seen. See more »

Quotes

[Celeste consults with the alien council]
Celeste Martin: The subject says he will be unable to think about science unless he marries me.
Council Chief: Well, marry him.
Celeste Martin: But we don't know what "marry" is.
Council Chief: One moment.
[the second council member takes a book. He and the council chief leaf through it until they find the page about marriage]
Council Chief: Ah, yes. The Monchine Forty says marriage is this: he goes off to fight the Turks, and you put on a lock.
[Celeste is confused]
Second in Command: No, no, no.
[they leaf more pages]
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Crazy Credits

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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Be The One
Written by Robert Brookins
Performed by Jackie Jackson
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Great! What are you all talking about?
15 August 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'm wondering if everyone who reviewed this was watching the same film that I've seen because there is no way this movie can "endanger your mental growth." This movie is great! It's got a funny script and an interesting storyline...I don't know if people were expecting some kind of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" challenger, but you all need to see this movie for what it is...somehow I doubt it was meant to deliver some deep message about society or help you delve into your soul...it's a comedy that is meant to entertain! Lighten up, people....


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