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Spaced Invaders (1990)

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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:
Douglas Barr ...
Sam
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Wrenchmuller
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Kathy
J.J. Anderson ...
Brian (Duck)
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Klembecker
Wayne Alexander ...
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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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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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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Trivia

The actors performing as the Martians were virtually blind when the Martian heads were in place, so they had to be talked through their actions. 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

Giggywig: I'm telling you that ship has got the flight potential of a cement truck.
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Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Detail Man
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lacques and Richard Lawrence
Courtesy of Rom Records
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cute, above average movie
4 July 2003 | by (US of A) – See all my reviews

I thought this would be another goofball ET ripoff (like the awful "Nookie"), but it is, instead is light-heartedly enthusiastic, with clever dialog, and a generally don't-take-ourselves-too-seriously attitude that makes this a great late-night (or late-saturday-afternoon) entertainment. Give it a watch! "That's it! Take me to a Government Lab, and cut me into wafer thin sections."


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