MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,979 this week

Spaced Invaders (1990)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 2,233 users  
Reviews: 51 user | 13 critic

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".

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 25 Feb 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 31 Oct 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Spaced Invaders" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spaced Invaders (1990)

Spaced Invaders (1990) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spaced Invaders.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Angus (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson
Stars: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates
5-25-77 (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson
Stars: John Francis Daley, Austin Pendleton, Colleen Camp
Growing Out (2009)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A troubled songwriter discovers a human growing out of his basement floor.

Director: Graham Ratliff
Stars: Michael Hampton, Ryan Sterling, Devon Iott
Mirror Mirror (1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her ... See full summary »

Director: Marina Sargenti
Stars: Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson
Lover Girl (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse
Stars: Tara Subkoff, Sandra Bernhard, Kristy Swanson
Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »

Director: David Twohy
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-ping Yuen
Stars: Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Linda Lin
Jiang tou (1975)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A magician makes money by charging people to cast love spells on the objects of their affection. Complications arise when he decides that he wants a customer's bride for himself.

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Stars: Lung Ti, Lieh Lo, Ni Tien
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms
Daughter of Darkness (TV Movie 1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara, Robert Reynolds
Middle of the Road (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Matti Ijäs
Stars: Jussi Vatanen, Seppo Halttunen, Martti Suosalo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Barr ...
Sam
...
Wrenchmuller
...
Kathy
J.J. Anderson ...
Brian (Duck)
...
Klembecker
Wayne Alexander ...
Vern
Fred Applegate ...
Russell
...
Mrs. Vanderspool
...
Ernestine
Ryan Todd ...
Sid Ghost
Barry O'Neill ...
Clown Kid
Adam Hansley ...
Pig Kid
...
Radio Announcer
Rose Parenti ...
Old Wife
Glen Vernon ...
Old Guy #1
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Earth Will Never Be The Same! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martians!!!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,369,573 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

[while the townspeople are firing at the "Farmzoid," piloted by the mind-controlled Verne]
Deputy Pillsbury: Verne, you come down from there right now, you hear?
Vern: Yes, shoot, my little friends, shoot! Fire everything you've got! The Farmzoid is impervious! AH-HA-HA-HA!
Deputy Pillsbury: All right, that's it! Mom's gonna hear about this!
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Polka Changed My Life Today
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lacques
Courtesy of Rotondi Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Just what is so bad about this movie?
11 December 2001 | by (hot springs, ar) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1990 when it first came out on video. I agree that it is total nonsense, but it is also one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen. The very idea that a group of "advanced aliens" would be running for thier lives from a bunch of country hicks is totally side-spliting. Why do all science fiction movies have to be about murderous beings? This group of Imperial Martian Atomic Navy misfits reminds me of some of the idiots that I knew in the army! No wonder they were left on asteroid patrol while the rest of the fleet went to war. Leave this movie alone. We need more like it.


24 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funny Quote MapleStreet
a great kids halloween movie! and lots of fun for everyone else too! secrective
The Streams and ghostbusters streams? Tetris911
Discuss Spaced Invaders (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?