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9 March 1984 (USA) See more »
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The spaciest comedy ever launched! See more »
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Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Pia Zadora ... Dee Dee

Craig Sheffer ... Frankie
Tom Nolan ... Absid (ABCD)

Ruth Gordon ... Sheriff

Michael Berryman ... Chainsaw

Alison La Placa ... Diane (as Alison LaPlaca)
Gregory Bond ... Jaklem (JKLM) (as Rhema)
Craig Quiter ... Nopquir (NOPQR) (as Rhema)
Patrick Byrnes ... Stovitz (STUVWXYZ) (as Rhema)

Marc Jackson ... Aeiou (as Rhema)
Jeffrey Casey ... F-Gee (FGHI) (as Rhema)
Jimmy Haddox ... Duke (as Jimmy & the Mustangs)
Marshall Rohner ... Dino (as Jimmy & the Mustangs)
Jeffrey Cranford ... Clyde (as Jimmy & the Mustangs)
Troy Mack ... Mouth (as Jimmy & the Mustangs)

Peter Stelzer ... Deputy Sheriff
Wallace Merck ... Breather
Spyder Mittleman ... Spyder (as 'Spyder' Mittleman)
G. Kelly Moore ... Bruce
Pete Munro ... Psychiatrist (as Chase Pete Munro)
Herschel Rice ... Custodian
Ralph Pace ... Sport Salesman
Madonna Christian ... Doreen
Rudy Goldschmidt ... Jay Jay
Ken Taylor ... Zapped Male
Dennon Rawles ... Dancer
Michael Rooney ... Dancer
Richard Sullivant ... Dancer
Jac McAnelly ... Principal
Mert Hatfield ... Malt Shop Owner (as Merton Hatfield)
Tip Ramsey ... Customer

Brad Sergi ... Eddie
Johnny Watson Jr. ... Smoker
Mike Ketchel ... Smoker #2

Peter Cullen ... 1359 (voice)
M.G. Kelly ... Radio DJ (as M.G. Kelley)

Jermaine Jackson ... Rain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wizzard Elliott ... Frankie's Pack Gang Member (uncredited)
Julian 'Sifu' T. Reid ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
James Fargo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Gold 
James Guidotti  (as S. James Guidotti)
Charles Hairston 

Produced by
Tino Barzie .... executive producer
Mike Curb .... executive producer
Edward Gold .... co-producer
Charles Hairston .... co-producer
Max A. Keller .... executive producer
Micheline H. Keller .... producer
Brian Russell .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jack White 
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor  (as Gil Taylor)
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
 
Casting by
Barbara King 
 
Production Design by
Ninkey Dalton 
 
Costume Design by
Jac McAnelly 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Calhoun .... hair assistant
Susan Calhoun .... makeup assistant
Sharleen Cowan .... hairdresser: Pia Zadora
Jean Paul Dupin .... makeup artist: Pia Zadora
Philip Ivey .... makeup artist (as G. Phillip Ivey)
Rose Librizzi .... hair stylist
Donna O'Neal .... hair assistant
Donna O'Neal .... makeup assistant
H. Kevin Russell .... makeup artist (as Kevin Russell)
Scott Cole Salon .... hair stylist: Frankie & Aliens
 
Production Management
Amanda DiGiulio .... post-production supervisor
Bert Gold .... executive in charge of production
Bert Gold .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stuart Fleming .... first assistant director (as Stu Fleming)
Barbara Gelman .... second assistant director
Conrad Irving .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Carol Arnett .... lead person
William Barbour .... assistant art director (as Willy Barbour)
Frank Galline .... prop runner
Dick Kyker .... property master
Val Tierney .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley walker
Anna Boorstin .... sound effects editor
John Bowey .... adr editor
George Budd .... special sound effects
Lee Dragu .... sound editor
Fred H. Dresch .... cable person
Julia Evershade .... supervising sound effects editor
John P. Fasal .... special sound effects (as John Paul Fasal)
Scott Ganary .... adr mixer
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recording mixer
Gregory Hobson .... dialogue editor
Robert Jackson .... boom operator (as Bob Jackson)
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer
Lorie O'Shatz .... foley editor (as Lorie Oshatz)
John Pospisil .... special sound effects
Richard D. Rogers .... sound recording mixer (as Richard Rogers)
Michael Salvetta .... foley walker
Audrey Trent .... foley walker
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Jerry Trent .... foley walker
Robert Watzke .... sound editor
John Wilkinson .... sound recording mixer (as John Doc Wilkinson)
 
Special Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... special effects technician
Cathy Chesney .... special effects production assistant
Peter Chesney .... special effects coordinator
Bruce Lau .... special effects assistant
Dwight Roberts .... special effects technician
Sharon Roberts .... special effects secretary
Anton Tremblay .... miniature designer (as Tony Tremblay)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Chesney .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David L. Blackburn .... second assistant camera (as David Blackburn)
A.W. Collins Jr. .... electrician
Robin L. D'Arcy .... still photographer
Dan Hajek .... best boy electric
Robert Kempf .... grip
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera (as Richard Menchon III)
Dick Montagne .... first assistant camera
Christopher Ness .... electrician
Gary Oldknow .... electrician
Tim Phelps .... gaffer
Brian Roy .... camera operator
Brian W. Roy .... camera operator
Robert Segars .... electrician
Dante Spinotti .... director of photography: first musical sequence
Gary Stark .... rigging gaffer
Gary H. Swink .... electrician (as Gary Swink)
Peter Taylor .... camera operator
Paul Varrieur .... second assistant camera
Henry DeBardeleben .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Mays .... extras casting
Sally Stiner .... casting assistant (as Sally Steiner)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donzaleigh Abernathy .... wardrobe assistant
Susan Lightcap .... wardrobe assistant
Jacqueline Pinon .... costumer: women
Faye Poliakin .... costume designer: first musical sequence
Todd Roberts .... wardrobe assistant
H. Kevin Russell .... wardrobe (as Kevin Russell)
Simon Tuke .... costumer: men
Ret Turner .... costumes: Pia Zadora
 
Editorial Department
Craig Holt .... assistant editor: first musical sequence
Pattye Rogers .... assistant editor
Billy Williams .... editor: first musical sequence
 
Location Management
Elaine Smith .... location manager
 
Music Department
Bob Giraldi .... director: first musical sequence
Antony Payne .... executive producer: first musical sequence
Tom Villano .... music editor
 
Other crew
Kwame L. Abernathy .... production assistant
David Amiri .... production consultant
Allison Biggers .... production assistant
Erica Fox .... assistant accountant
Elizabeth Gallagher .... script supervisor
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group
Patricia Herskovic .... unit publicist
Jeannine A. Imperiale .... production accountant
Marilyn Jackson .... production assistant
Ronnie Kramer .... production coordinator
Zoila De la Pena .... production secretary
Gary Malcom .... catering chef
Sydel Malcom .... catering cook
Pete Mitchell .... lead medic
Anne C. Nelson .... production secretary
Kristina O'Neal Segars .... production assistant
Dennon Rawles .... choreographer
Sayhber Rawles .... choreographer
Fran Roy .... production coordinator
H. Kevin Russell .... assistant to producers (as Kevin Russell)
H. Kevin Russell .... production assistant (as Kevin Russell)
Gregory Kent Simmons .... assistant to producers (as Gregory K. Simmons)
Bill Stearns .... caterer
Simon Stelzer .... dialogue coach
Amy Weinman .... production secretary
 

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97 min
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Trivia:
Since bands Rhema and Jimmy & the Mustangs had no experience in front of the camera, they had to endure two months of acting classes prior to filming.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After making out with Absid, Diane's wannabe beau says "It was kind of interesting," but his mouth never moves.See more »
Quotes:
Guy:Hey, you cute little greasemonkey, how would you like to tickle my carburetor?
Diane:Sorry, exhaustbreath, I don't work on compacts.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Beach Party (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
Try to See It My WaySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A little-known cult gem, 6 August 2010
Author: VinnieRattolle from United States

"Voyage of the Rock Aliens" is certainly an oddity. Conceived as a spoof of various genres of b-movies, Curb Records got involved and turned it into a vehicle for many of their musicians. A production team was assembled that included people who'd worked on films such as "Dr. Strangelove," "A Hard Days Night," "Star Wars," "Deadly Blessing," "Staying Alive," and "Swamp Thing," amongst others. Not a shabby crew. The result is a completely off-the-wall low budget movie populated with actors who weren't really actors and featuring beautiful visuals, an offbeat production design, catchy songs... and a completely random music video with Jermaine Jackson that was synthetically (and confusingly) inserted into the film as an afterthought.

The story concerns a group of aliens who come to Earth and find themselves strangers in the even stranger land of Speelburgh, which is filled with greasers, kooky cops, psycho serial killers, and a slimy sea monster. It's there that one of the aliens (Tom Nolan) falls in love with an aspiring singer (Pia Zadora). But will these starcrossed lovers sing and dance their way across the universe? Or will her jealous greaser boyfriend (Craig Sheffer) stand in their way?!

There's something so endearingly tacky about the whole thing that it's downright charming in the way so many similar cult movies are ("Rocky Horror," "Beach Party," "Xanadu," "The Apple," "Earth Girls Are Easy," etc). The characters are quirky and unique (Spyder Mittleman and Patrick Byrnes are both particularly noteworthy for their campy performances), the songs and dances are as '80s as it gets, there's more seemingly random WTF moments than you can shake a stick at, and it seemed like everyone was having a lot of fun screwing around and devouring the scenery.

The problem is the film is not very well known. It barely saw any theatrical distribution in the USA before being unceremoniously dumped on video five years later, and I can't find any evidence that it ever played on cable (though it did in Canada). In Europe it had a slightly more substantial release since Pia Zadora's music was popular.

If any American DVD distributors are reading, this one's crying out for a widescreen special edition release. And if any theatre managers are reading, midnight screenings would be sublime!

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