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Louis Gossett Jr.
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Thomas F. Wilson,
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Trio of fuzzy (and funny) aliens crash land in Valerie's pool-- putting a decided damper on her future wedding plans to cheating Dr. Ted Gallagher. Action interrupted by musical numbers--an MTV musical comedy. Written by
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This movie was the final appearance of Robby the Robot in film for quite some time: 15 years later, the costume returned in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). Robby was absent from just about everywhere else, too, making only a brief appearance in the early 1990s on Totally Hidden Video before virtually disappearing until 2003. See more »
When Valerie, Candy and the aliens stop next to the girls in Jeep, one them says, "Aren't you Terry Harpers brother?" Wiploc replies the same way and keeps his mouth wide open, but in the wide-shot of Candy talking he has his hands on his face and is smiling. See more »
As if things weren't bad enough, now I've been abducted by aliens.
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This is one of the fluff movies which one doesn't need to be ashamed of admitting to enjoyment in. No, there's nothing plausible about 90% of the plot, but nor is there any pretense of such, so it's not something worth angsting over. Three fuzzy, colorful aliens crash their little yellow ship into the pool of a young, somewhat vapid Geena Davis, who has recently discovered that her MD. fiance is cheating on her. A quick shave and styling at her friend's beauty parlor transforms the three into less hirsute versions of Goldblum, Carrey and Wayans. Having assimilated at least the appearance of human beings, the aliens enter the world of 80s California, and wackiness, along with the necessary romance, ensues.
As 80s flicks go, this is better than, say, Weird Science or Back to School, though not up to par with things like Caddyshack or A Fish Called Wanda. Nothing essential to go out of your way to see, but certainly worth catching sometime
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