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Spaced Invaders (1990)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  27 April 1990 (USA)
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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)
Gregg Berger ...
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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27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martians!!!  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,369,573 (USA)
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Many of the special effects shots were done "in camera". Meaning they were composed on the raw film. 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

[the sheriff watches a surveillance tape as the "War of the Worlds" broadcast on the radio finishes - he pauses it and sees the Martian spaceship flying past]
Orson Welles: So if your doorbell rings, and nobody's there, that was no Martian. It's Halloween.
Sheriff Sam Hoxly: You wanna bet?
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Connections

References Supêsu Inbêdâ (1978) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Paul Lacques and Richard Lawrence
Courtesy of Rom Records
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Very fun take-off on alien movies!
31 May 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Zany and fun -- that's all this movie is about! Don't think about trying to read too much into it. If you do, you'll be sorely disappointed. It's just a farcical take-off on monster movies and contains some real good slapstick moments. No violence, no sex, no foul language -- safe for the kids and fun for the adults!!


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