Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  24 July 1992 (USA)
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Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other inhabitants of his ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marge Nelson
Dick Nelson
Emperor Tod Spengo
General Afir
Sibor, Semage's Beau
King Raff
Sirk, Raff's Son
Semage, Raff's Daughter
Suzanne Ventulett ...
Stephanie Nelson
Carl, Stephanie's Boyfriend
Alan Nelson
Minister for Wedding
Laurie Main ...
Chorus Master
Jim Maniaci ...
Gunnery Operator
Dennis Madalone ...
Sentry Rebel


Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins reliving episodes of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers in order to rescue Marge, save the Earth, and restore the rightful king to the throne. Written by John Vogel <>

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Boldy going where no parents have gone before.


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24 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick and Marge Save the World  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)


$2,034,470 (USA)

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Filmed in 1990, released in 1992. It played in theaters for one week. See more »


When Dick first meets the killer mushrooms, his hair changes inconsistently between shots. See more »


King Raff: [Voiceover] At the very edge of the galaxy is our world. The tiny planet known, as Spengo. For many decades, I was the king of this planet. The people were happy and their lives were good... But also, alas, we were a planet of idiots. Then, one day, the most bloodthirsty, fearsome villain had ever seen seized power, imprisoned me, and renamed the planet after himself. His name - Todd Spengo.
[Todd Spengo is walking and runs into a low pipe]
King Raff: Well alright, so he's not exactly fearsome - but he ...
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Referenced in Escape Through Time (1993) See more »

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The love child of Star Wars and Dr Suess
8 August 2003 | by (California, US) – See all my reviews

While this is a mediocre sci-fi adventure at best, with no attempt to rationalize the science of the movie, and about as much time with the special effects, the movie retains a charm all of it's own. The costumes look as if they were removed straight out of a Dr Suess book, and the sound effects help with that feel.

With Jon Lovitz as the diabolical, yet moronic, Emperor Spango, Teri Garr as the 'Voluptuous' Marge, and Jeffery Jones as the Brave and Wise 'Earth-Dick,' Mom and Dad Save the World will keep anyone with a sense of humor entertained for the 88 minutes of runtime.

Also--special guest appearances by: Dogs playing poker; The Wilhelm Scream; An escape from Blaster-related death by jumping down a garbage disposal chute on the wall; Woodland Hills, CA; and The Planet Saturn.

oh, and Eric Idle

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