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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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Kathy
J.J. Anderson ...
Brian (Duck)
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Klembecker
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Vern
Fred Applegate ...
Russell
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Mrs. Vanderspool
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Ernestine (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Ryan Todd ...
Sid Ghost
Barry O'Neill ...
Clown Kid
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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They said outer space has intelligent life. They were wrong. See more »


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27 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,369,573 (USA)
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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 »

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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 »

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Dr. Ziplock: Do something, you're the pilot!
Blaznee: How about if I eject?
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References Space Invaders (1978) See more »

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Why Can't My Mother Be the Leader of a Church
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lacques
Courtesy of Rotondi Records
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Spaced Out Fun!
24 August 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

After mistaking a Halloween re-broadcast of Orson Welles' classic radio adaptation of WAR OF THE WORLDS for a real Martian invasion, a group of moronic Martians shows up on Earth looking to conquer only their plans go awry as they find themselves truly out of their element and in reality all alone.

This really is often quite good and funny, with some decent lines (just check the memorable quotes) to boot. It will most likely appeal to Sci-Fi fans. This has passed the test of time for me as seeing it again recently it proved much better than I expected it to be. Despite a cast made up of no-name stars, this may just be the funniest Martian invasion ever put to film. Interestingly enough, the Martians themselves seem to represent almost every classic Action Hero/Sci-Fi Hero stereotype there is (cool 50s teen, fighter pilot, fearless astronaut, brave soldier and kooky scientist). Fun for the whole family.

"Prepare to DIE! Earth Scum!"


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