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Spaced Invaders (1990)

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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)
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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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Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martians!!!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,369,573 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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

[trying to explain to Captain Bipto that their invasion has failed]
Giggywig: Let me sum up the entire situation in a nutshell: there are five of us, and four billion of them. They have Strategic Air Command, nuclear powered submarines, and John Wayne. We have this.
[holds up a small rifle]
Captain Bipto: Is it loaded?
[points the rifle at Bipto]
Giggywig: Let's find out!
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Connections

References Supêsu Inbêdâ (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Takin' Over the World
Written, Produced and Performed by David E. Russo, Kirk R. Thatcher, Michael McClure and David Friendly
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TOTALLY FUNNY
24 September 2004 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

I've watched this movie so many times the video is worn out. It is a movie I can put on whenever I need a good laugh. The farmer is hilarious, the duck boy is too. It's an overall feel good movie. Even kids 12 and up can watch it without being inundated with sexual innuendos, violence and cursing. The TNT award at the end is the best... "well, you can just say your prayers." LOL Oh yea, and so are the two old guys and the old woman after the martians fly by them when they are crash-landing on earth - "okay, go get the bucket" It's great! I think kids under 10 might be frightened by the enforcer drone, maybe. I don't know though, with all the crap they see on TV on a regular basis, it might not be. So go out an rent it today! If you have Blockbuster Rewards(TM) program, you can use one of your free rentals and you'll enjoy.


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