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Release Date:
12 May 1989 (USA) See more »
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Valerie's about to discover how far a girl has to go to find Mr. Right. See more »
Plot:
A Californian girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Geena Davis ... Valerie

Jeff Goldblum ... Mac

Jim Carrey ... Wiploc

Damon Wayans ... Zeebo

Julie Brown ... Candy

Michael McKean ... Woody

Charles Rocket ... Ted

Larry Linville ... Dr. Bob

Rick Overton ... Dr. Rick
Diane Stilwell ... Robin
Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Merkin (as June C. Ellis)
Felix Montano ... Ramon

Rick Hurst ... Joe the Cop (as Richard Hurst)
Leslie Morris ... Mike the Cop
Lisa Fuller ... Kikki

Stacey Travis ... Tammy
Nicole Kramer ... Missy
Wayne 'Crescendo' Ward ... Demone
Tita Omeze ... Tanya
T.C. Diamond ... Deca Dance Dancer
Victor Garron ... Deca Dance Valet
Steve Lundquist ... Body Factory Attendant
Angelyne ... Gas Girl
Joher Coleman ... Mini Mart Cashier (as Jory Husain)
Jake Jundef ... Bryan (as Jake Jundeff)

Susan Krebs ... Bryan's Mother

Lucy Lee Flippin ... Receptionist
Gail Neely ... Head Nurse
Rob Large ... Boy in Body Cast
Terrence E. McNally ... Soap Opera Doctor
April Giuffria ... Soap Opera Nurse
Cristy Dawson ... Soap Opera Wife
Carol Infield Sender ... Amy
Helen Infield Siff ... Mamie

Nedra Volz ... Lana
Yetta ... Mrs. Gurtzweiller

Crystal Lujan ... Butch Girl
Ismael Araujo Jr. ... Gardener
Kimberly Bond ... Curl Up and Dye Dancer
Lisa Boyle ... Curl Up and Dye Dancer (as Lisa D. Boyle)
Myria Moore ... Curl Up and Dye Dancer
Karen Owens ... Curl Up and Dye Dancer
Sharon Owens ... Curl Up and Dye Dancer
Larri Thomas ... Curl Up and Dye Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Behrooz Afrakhan ... Bartender (uncredited)

Wayne Brady ... Extra (uncredited)

Robia LaMorte ... 'I'm a Blonde' Dancer (uncredited)
Durga McBroom ... Club Dancer, Scrub Nurse (uncredited)
Diz McNally ... Beauty Shop Owner (uncredited)
Myreah Moore ... Curl Up and Dye Hair Dresser / Dancer (uncredited)

Andrea Parker ... Dancer in Beauty Salon (uncredited)

Robby the Robot ... Robot (uncredited)

Donna Spangler ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Julien Temple 
 
Writing credits
Julie Brown (written by) &
Charlie Coffey (written by) &
Terrence E. McNally (written by)

Produced by
Tony Garnett .... producer
Duncan Henderson .... line producer
Terrence E. McNally .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nile Rodgers 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Stapleton (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
 
Casting by
Wallis Nicita 
 
Production Design by
Dennis Gassner 
 
Art Direction by
Dins W.W. Danielsen 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Haigh 
 
Costume Design by
Linda M. Bass  (as Linda Bass)
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup designer
Richard Arrington .... makeup artist
Robert Clark .... special makeup effects artist: designer, supervisor
Lorraine S. Cohen-Bontems .... hair stylist
Bonita DeHaven .... assistant makeup artist
Jeff Judd .... alien makeup designer: Roark Productions (as Jeffrey Judd)
Francisco X. Pérez .... alien makeup and hair assistant (as Frank Carrisosa)
Frederique Schafer .... alien makeup and hair assistant (as Frederique Gallen)
Bernhardt Tamme .... assistant hair stylist (as Bernhard Tamme)
Tim Turner .... alien makeup assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sue Baden-Powell .... production manager (as Susan Baden-Powell)
Kimberly Cooper .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Stephen Buck .... first assistant director
Josh King .... second assistant director
Warren Oliver .... second second assistant director (as Warren S. Oliver)
 
Art Department
Libet Arnold .... art department coordinator
Paige Augustine .... set dresser
John Bankson .... assistant property master
Rick Bioni .... set dresser
Douglas Dick .... construction coordinator
Andrea Dietrich .... storyboard artist
Doug DuRose .... assistant property master
Douglas Fox .... property master
David Halver .... special set construction (as D.J. Halver)
Brian Kasch .... leadman
Tim R. Lafferty .... construction foreman (as Tim Lafferty)
Cynthia T. Lewis .... set dresser (as Cindy Trueman)
David B. Long .... construction foreman (as Dave Long)
Christopher Martin .... swing man
Leslie McDonald .... associate art director
Andrew D. Reidenbaugh .... head scenic artist
Chris Snyder .... construction foreman
Sally Thornton .... draftsman
Frank Viviano .... construction coordinator
Chris Santini .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... sound recordist
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Forrest Brakeman .... boom operator
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Casari .... dubbing engineer
John Elizalde .... sound designer
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Devon Heffley Curry .... dialogue editor (as Devon Heffley)
Jon Huck .... production sound mixer (as Jon C. Huck)
Pierre Jalbert .... adr editor
Sharon Michaels .... foley artist
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Christine Roberts .... assistant sound editor (as Christy Roberts)
Kirk Schuler .... sound editor
Gary Shepherd .... dialogue editor
Gail Steele .... foley artist
William L. Stevenson .... supervising sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Jerry Trent .... dance foley
Ben Wong .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects technician
James Kagel .... aliens designer: Roark Productions (as Jim Kagel)
Dennis Petersen .... special effects coordinator: Roark Productions
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Askew .... motion control photographer: DQI
James Balsam .... animation camera: DQI
Michael Bigelow .... visual effects supervisor: DQI
Eric Brevig .... visual effects supervisor: DQI
Marsha Gray Carrington .... assistant animator: DQI (as Marsha Carrington)
C. Marie Davis .... visual effects editor: DQI (as Marie Davis)
Robert Eyslee .... visual effects lighting technician
Dorne Huebler .... animation supervisor: DQI
Rick Johnson .... motion control photographer: DQI
Jeff Matakovich .... optical compositor
Tim McHugh .... visual effects supervisor: DQI
Terry Moews .... motion control photographer: DQI
Richard Mosier .... visual effects: Vista Vision & Sodium cameras
George Muhs .... motion control photographer: DQI
Craig Newman .... effects production supervisor: DQI
Michelle Porter .... effects production coordinator: DQI
Jeff Pyle .... modelmaker
William Reilly .... motion control technician
Robert Scifo .... matte artist: DQI
David B. Sharp .... model supervisor
Keith Shartle .... effects producer: DQI
Tom Shaughnessy .... motion control photographer: DQI
Michael Shea .... motion control supervisor: DQI
Michael Talarico .... motion control photographer: DQI
James Valentine .... rotoscope supervisor
Christopher Dusendschon .... Vistavision title sequence cinematography: Kenimation (uncredited)
Carlyle O. Livingston II .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg W. Elam)
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt coordinator (as Corey Eubanks)
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Rosemary Johnston .... stunts
Carolyn Faye Mattson .... stunts
John Moio .... stunts
Carol Neilson .... stunts
Daniel O'Haco .... stunts
Jeff O'Haco .... stunts
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunts (as J. Suzanne Rampé)
Tom Sarmento .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts (as Ben R. Scott)
Jerry Spicer .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ismael Araujo Jr. .... grip
Wayne Baker .... camera operator: underwater scenes
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip (as J. Patrick 'Bob' Daily)
Ricardo Jacques Gale .... steadicam operator (as Ricardo Gale)
Alan Gornick .... underwater cinematographer (as Allan Gornick Jr.)
Austin Goss .... electrician
Jim Grce .... rigging gaffer
Frieder Hocheim .... gaffer
Greg Hoffman .... rigging grip
Lawrence Karman .... first assistant camera
Michael Kelem .... gyrosphere assistant camera
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator
Chris Lombardi .... first assistant camera (as Cris Lombardi)
James A. Lundin .... generator operator (as Jim Lundin)
Jeff Mart .... Steadicam operator
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (as Randy Nolan)
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross .... grip
David B. Nowell .... gyrosphere camera operator (as David Nowell)
Tom Ryan .... loader (as Tom R. Ryan)
Roger Schweitzer .... video playback operator
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Jeff Smith .... dolly grip
S. Phillip Sparks .... additional camera operator (as Phil Sparks)
Roger Spurgeon .... musco light operator
Rob Sweeney .... second assistant camera
Gary H. Swink .... best boy electric
Woogie Thomas .... grip (as Larry 'Woogie' Thomas)
Steve Venetis .... electrician
Tom West .... dolly grip
Eric Whitehead .... best boy grip (as Eric 'Bob' Whitehead)
Elan Yaari .... electrician
Ken Rudolph .... photographer: main titles (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Jon Lee .... animation sequence producer
Jim Shaw .... animation designer
 
Casting Department
Crystal Lujan .... extras casting
Joanne Zaluski .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fred Lloyd .... wardrobe supervisor
Peggy Stamper .... costumer
Eileen Sieff Stroup .... assistant costume designer (as Eileen Sieff)
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Best .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Colleen Halsey .... assistant editor (as Colleen Kincaid Halsey)
David Jimenez .... assistant editor
Angie McCartney .... post-production secretary
Ruth McCartney .... post-production assistant
Mitch Rosa .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Martin Blasick .... music producer: "Cheetah Shuffle"
Martin Blasick .... music writer: "Cheetah Shuffle"
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Alan Deremo .... musician
John Harrington .... associate music supervisor
Chaz Jankel .... composer: additional music
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor (as Kenneth A. Karman)
Wendy J. Plump .... assistant music editor
Dawn Soler .... music project manager (as Dawn Solér)
David Storrs .... composer: additional music
Budd Tunick .... musical production coordinator
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... assistant music supervisor
Rick Winquest .... music recording mixer
Wayne Karr .... music engineer: songs (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
Anthony C. Steere .... transportation captain (as Anthony Steere)
 
Other crew
Deana Albers .... production secretary
Robert Birnberg .... craft service
Buz Brown .... aerial ground safety
David Byrnes .... assistant to the director
Helen Caldwell .... script supervisor
Craig Caton .... creature crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Kathie Clark .... aliens designer: Roark Productions
Robert Clark .... aliens designer: Roark Productions (as Bob Clark)
Russell Clark .... choreographer
Nina Correa .... aliens designer: Roark Productions
Sarah Elgart .... choreographer
Daniel Ezralow .... choreographer
Matthew Feitshans .... production assistant
Peter Gruskoff .... production assistant
Jamie Hampton .... choreographer
Iso .... choreographer
Stacy Ivers .... unit publicist
James Kagel .... aliens designer: Roark Productions (as Jim Kagel)
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production auditor (as Dianne L. Cheek)
Denise Morgan McGrath .... assistant auditor (as Denise Morgan)
Karen Altman Morgenstern .... production coordinator
Jocelyn Peden .... dancer
Donald A. Potts .... location manager
Reine-Claire .... production assistant
Wendy Ripley .... aliens designer: Roark Productions
Robert Rippe .... on-set production assistant
Ashley Roland .... choreographer
Regine Shatz .... production secretary
Morleigh Steinberg .... choreographer
Andrew Varela .... product placement
Wayne 'Crescendo' Ward .... co-choreographer
Gaston Wurth .... stand-in
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator (as Bobby 'Zee' Zajonc)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot (as Robert M. Zajonc)
Steve Clayton .... set security (uncredited)
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jackie Gerken .... thanks
Jerry Lewis .... thanks
Michael Ostin .... thanks
 

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100 min
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Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-10 | Iceland:L | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1991) (DVD rating) (2001) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1990) | UK:PG | USA:PG (No. 29106) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Janice Dickinson was cast and starred in several scenes with Jim Carey only to be cut out of the movie without being made aware and only finding out at the premier.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the MTV scum scene, you can see the crew and camera in the mirror as the actors come into the main room from the hallway.See more »
Quotes:
Candy:If you wanna be a femme fatale, you can't rest on your L'Oréals!
Valerie:You know, I think she might be right!
Candy:Grab the bleach, she's seen the light!
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36 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The Jeff & Geena Trilogy, 28 April 2004
Author: DarthBill from United States

Former real life Hollywood couple Jeff Goldblum & Geena Davis made 3 films together, two of them comedies, one of them serious. The first film, also the film where they met, was the horror movie spoof "Transylvania 6-5000" (which I keep looking for but can't seem to find), in which Jeff played a reporter sent to Transylvania to follow a story with partner Ed Begley Jr. and Geena played a sex starved nymph who was convinced she was a vampire. The 2nd one they did and also the only serious one was the 1986 remake of "The Fly", in which Jeff played a good natured but lonely mad scientist who turned into a giant fly monster (that looked nothing like a fly and something more like a killer praying mantis) and Geena played his journalist lover. Then after boldly going where no Hollywood couple had ever gone before in said remake of "The Fly", they returned to light hearted comedy with our film here "Earth Girls Are Easy".

I've often theorized that the reason celebrity couples do films together is because it gives them a chance to spend time together and work together (seeing as how the hectic Hollywood schedule tends to keep people apart for long periods of time) and because studios can cash in on the respective fan bases of both stars. Well, for what it's worth this is a hell of a lot more fun to watch than most celebrity couple films.

Anyway, in this their third and final film together, Geena plays a beautiful but romantically unhappy manicurist Valley Girl who's doctor boyfriend Ted is cheating on her and Jeff plays the blue furred ringleader of three furry aliens, the other two being yellow furred Damon Wayans and pre-movie stardom red furred Jim Carrey (with his hair dyed blond!). Furry aliens Jeff, Jim and Damon crash land in Geena's pool the day after Geena discovers how unfaithful Ted's been and the sight of them understandably throws her for a loop. With their ship down for repairs the boys will have to stay with Geena and, doing her part for interplanetary relations, takes them to her ditzy manicurist cohort Candy (Julie Brown, who also helped write the film) to give the guys make overs so they can pass for Earthlings. Guess what? Geena eventually falls in love with Captain Jeff.

In an unrelated subplot that never quite went anywhere, Julie Brown's character fell for Jim Carrey's alien. Watching this back when it was made, who would have guessed that Jim Carrey would eventually go on to become one of Hollywood's biggest comedic stars and possess a career that would overshadow stars Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis?

May not be brilliant comedy but like so many other comedies of the 80s this is still a reasonably funny, good natured romp with the cast making the most of it. Geena's easy to like and Jeff's a good straight man to the wild antics of Jim and Damon, who both appear to be having a good time as the nuttier aliens. I don't know why people keep saying bad things about Jeff's performance here, as his quirky style makes him an ideal alien stranger in a strange land and manages some of the film's best bits, like when he uses his "love touch" to get two cops stuck on each other. There's also a funny scene where Jeff offers to make love to Geena to make her feel better about herself and get her mind off her cheating boyfriend and she tries to explain that them making love might not work on account of the fact that he's not of the Earth so not everything may work the same way and the whole time he's undressing off camera and then she gets a look at him and his "equipment" and just sort of trails off. Of course, she has to make sure he doesn't get the impression that "Earth Girls Are Easy".

Bit of a shame that Jeff & Geena's marriage didn't work out.

There are also some funny musical bits.

"Mac is Mr. Right?" - Jeff Goldblum as Mac

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