Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950's family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.
Ed Begley Jr.,
A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »
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
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Many of the special effects shots were done "in camera". Meaning they were composed on the raw film. See more »
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 »
What's the problem? Just vaporise; everyone, everything, boof, mission accomplished, medals, awards, a parade, next!
No! Wrong! False! None of the above! Why: because we're not supposed to be here!
We goofed, we erred, we misinterpreted the data at hand!
Told ya so.
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"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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