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Spaced Invaders (1990)

Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sam
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Wrenchmuller
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Kathy
J.J. Anderson ...
Brian (Duck)
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Klembecker
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Vern
Fred Applegate ...
Russell
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Mrs. Vanderspool
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Ernestine (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Ryan Todd ...
Sid Ghost
Barry O'Neill ...
Clown Kid
Adam Hansley ...
Pig Kid
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Radio Announcer
Rose Parenti ...
Old Wife
Glen Vernon ...
Old Guy #1
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Storyline

When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it's difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Earth Will Never Be The Same! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martians!!!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,369,573 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There was a notion to cast DeForest Kelley as Wrenchmuller. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie Giggywig has one badge on his collar, from the middle of the movie he has two badges. See more »

Quotes

Blaznee: [singing] Oh give me a home / Where the asteroids roam
BlazneeCaptain BiptoDr. Ziplock: And the gleebs and the buzzy mugs play / Where gravity's low / And the water is snow / And the desert winds blow you away / Mars, Mars is my home / Where everyone's short just like me / I wish I was where / There is not so much air / And two moons to shine down upon me.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Trick or Treat (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Takin' Over the World
Written, Produced and Performed by David E. Russo, Kirk R. Thatcher, Michael McClure and David Friendly
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A fun romp thru SciFi Silliness
9 February 2001 | by (Greater Milwaukee) – See all my reviews

Looking at some of the negative posts, you really have to wonder what some people do for fun....

I was lucky enough to see the film during its all-too-brief theatrical run. The audience laughed its heads off. I'm watching a tape of it as I type and it's still dang funny!

It's also got a sweet side, with unexpected turns of genuine pathos. The late, great Royal Dano is especially effective as the lonely, down-on-his-luck farmer Wrenchmuller. Ariana Richards and J.J. Anderson are great as the lead kids. And the actors in the Martian suits, although limited to mime, do a great job

Another thing to look for is the background details. The film is full of homages, pastiches, and references to other SF and fantasy films. Take a look at the Martian costumes next time. One of them is wearing a Marty McFly costume, another is a Ghostbuster, a third is in a House Atreides uniform, and a fourth is wearing a Last Starfighter flightsuit.


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