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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

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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
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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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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For years, science has speculated on the existence of intelligent life in space... Now there is living proof there is no such thing. See more »


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27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martians!!!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,369,573 (USA)
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Trivia

Many of the special effects shots were done "in camera". Meaning they were composed on the raw film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, when Sherrif Hoxley is getting a bottle of soda pop out of the machine and talking to Russell on his radio, reflected in the window over the machine are two rather-tall palm trees, trees which are not native to Big Bean, Illinois. See more »

Quotes

Captain Bipto: What's the problem? Just vaporise; everyone, everything, boof, mission accomplished, medals, awards, a parade, next!
Giggywig: No! Wrong! False! None of the above! Why: because we're not supposed to be here!
Captain Bipto: What?
Giggywig: We goofed, we erred, we misinterpreted the data at hand!
Blaznee: Told ya so.
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Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Spaced Invaders (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Can't My Mother Be the Leader of a Church
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lacques
Courtesy of Rotondi Records
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This movie was pure fun
23 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I moved out here to get away from this kind of thing!" The small town sheriff laments.

"This happens a lot in Chicago?" His deputy asks.

Well, no, not really. The plot is that a group of Martians mistake a Halloween Rebroadcast of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds as an account of a real Martian invasion, and conclude they need to get in on the action! What follows are a bunch of mishaps involving the Martian's haphazard attempts to conquer the town of "Big Bean, IL". Everyone concludes they are kids in really good costumes, except for the Sheriff's daughter and her friend, a kid in a duck suit.

The Martians themselves are comical, and you get the impression they are no threat to anyone but themselves pretty early on. It's a fun family movie.


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