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Martians Go Home (1989)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  20 April 1990 (USA)
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Song writer Mark Devereaux accidentally calls millions of green Martians to invade Earth. No they aren't dangerous, just wise-cracking, intrusive, pain in neck, annoyances. No one can ... See full summary »

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Song writer Mark Devereaux accidentally calls millions of green Martians to invade Earth. No they aren't dangerous, just wise-cracking, intrusive, pain in neck, annoyances. No one can escape their distracting influence. It's up to Mark to figure out how they got here, and most importantly, how to get rid of them before they drive everyone crazy! Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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One billion green comedians have just landed on Earth. Now the joke is on us.

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20 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Balle spaziali 2: la vendetta  »

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Distributed in Italy as "Spaceballs 2". It flopped. See more »

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Dr. Jane Buchanan: What do they want?
Sara Brody: I think what they want is for everybody to be really honest, and say what they feel.
Dr. Jane Buchanan: God, I hate people like that.
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After the credits end there is a brief scene, in which the Venusians (The indigenous inhabitants of Venus) inadvertently summon the Martians. See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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In the Year 2525
Composed by Richard Evans
Performed by The Stupeds
Arranged by Joshua Raoul Brody (as J. Raoul Brody) and Rick Right
Produced by Bill Spooner (as Bill 'Sputnik' Spooner), Joshua Raoul Brody (as J. Raoul Brody) and Rick Right
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3 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know, if the Martians used this movie as a weapon to invade, they'd have conquered Earth a long time ago.

"Martians Go Home" is about as bad as sci-fi gets. In fact, this isn't even sci-fi; it's what dumb people think is sci-fi. This is what freshmen screen writers turn in for their first major script, thinking it's sci-fi. No self-respecting bird would have his cage lined with this script.

Okay, get the picture? No? Well, consider this....

This travesty-on-film stars Quaid as a commercial jingle writer who writes a song that Martians receive and take as a hint to invade, which they do. Looks like they sent their worst, though, cause all that is sent to overpower us are a bunch of green-skinned losers that look and act like those filler acts they have at The Improv.

I never read the book this movie was based on. I'm kind of afraid to now; just gun-shy, I guess. But if film makers could be so off-base on a movie where the book is supposed to be so superior, is it any wonder that no one's heard much from the director and writers since this?

No, I didn't think so.

TIDBIT - after this mess, three of the stars here went on to do a MUCH superior sci-fi film. Quaid and Colin had major parts in "Independence Day", which was co-scripted by Dean Devlin. Talk about a step-up!

No stars for these least-favorite "Martians".


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