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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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Brian (Duck)
Gregg Berger ...
Wayne Alexander ...
Fred Applegate ...
Mrs. Vanderspool
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Adam Hansley ...
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Rose Parenti ...
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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 <>

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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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Did You Know?


The call letters for the radio station playing the "War of the Worlds" program are W.E.L.Z. after Orson Welles, or H.G. Wells, or both. See more »


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 »


Kathy: But, Dad, they're not really bad, they're just... stupid.
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Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »


Takin' Over the World
Written, Produced and Performed by David E. Russo, Kirk R. Thatcher, Michael McClure and David Friendly
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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.

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