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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 overview, first billed only:
J.J. Anderson ...
Brian (Duck)
Fred Applegate ...
Mrs. Vanderspool
Ryan Todd ...
Sid Ghost
Barry O'Neill ...
Clown Kid
Adam Hansley ...
Pig Kid
Radio Announcer
Rose Parenti ...
Old Wife
Glen Vernon ...
Old Guy #1


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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Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martians!!!  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$15,369,573 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Star Ariana Richards received an "Introducing" credit although it was her fifth feature film role. 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 »


Giggywig: Look, when a vastly superior alien culture comes all this way to take over your world, certain basic laws of planetary conquest apply. For example, when someone points a Quad Vectored Hypo Thermic Cosmo Blaster at you, it's a fair bet you are about to become toast.
Mrs. Vanderspool: Will you please sit down and be quiet?
Giggywig: Or perhaps in your case, a whole loaf of toast.
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A hilarious spoof of the the War of the Worlds genre
24 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is not for everyone. You're either bright enough to get "it" or you're not. Fans of sci-fi films who don't take themselves too seriously definitely will enjoy this movie. I recommend this movie for those who can appreciate spoofs and parodies. Everyone I've recommended this film to has enjoyed it. If you enjoy Monty Python or Mel Brooks films, you'll probably enjoy this one. The voice characterizations are done in a tongue-in-cheek manner and the one-liners fly fast and furious.

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