The film was originally slated to be released by Warner Bros. in 1986, but the studio turned it down after Julian Temple
's previous film Absolute Beginners
(1986) proved less than stellar at the box office. De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) eventually agreed to distribute it, but the film would eventually be acquired by Vestron Pictures after DEG filed for bankruptcy after filming was complete. Prior to Vestron picking up the film for distribution, other studios including New World Pictures, Nelson Entertainment, MGM, and 20th Century Fox expressed interest in acquiring the film. See more
When Valerie, Candy and the aliens stop at the club, there is bag of fast-food on the dashboard that wasn't there before. (A deleted scene explains it. In it, Mac extends his arm by feet to pick up the bag; Val asks if he can do that with any part of his body.) See more
[Frantically to Candy
A UFO landed in my pool and they captured me but we made friends and I fed them Pop-Tarts and, um, they're here now, but Ted's coming home tonight so you've got to cut their hair.
Owner of Beauty Shop
What did you say?
Oh, nothing. I'm on drugs.
[Turns back to Candy
Candy, you've got to help them out.
Would you listen to yourself? Valerie, no man is worth getting yourself in this state over. Mel Gibson, maybe, but not Ted! Valerie, come here, just sit down, honey, relax, have a mental ...
I LIKE 'EM BIG AND STUPID
Written by Julie Brown
, Charlie Coffey
(as Charles Coffey), Ray Colcord
and Terrence E. McNally
(as Terrence McNally)
Produced by Steven Lindsey and Julie Brown
Performed by Julie Brown
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more