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Coneheads (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 23 July 1993 (USA)
Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

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Air Traffic Controller
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Captain Air Traffic
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F-16 Pilot
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Beldar Conehead / Donald R. DeCicco
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Prymatt Conehead / Mary Margaret DeCicco
Howard Napper ...
Ang Pilot
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Motel Clerk
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Customer
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Grant Martell ...
Hispanic Man #1
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Hispanic Man #2
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Rosa Maria Briz ...
Hispanic Woman (as Rosa Briz)
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An alien couple known as Beldar and Prymatt with cone-shaped heads from the planet called Remulak is mistakingly ditched on earth, during a scouting mission for planet conquest. While here, they dodge the INS, have a child and discover that life on Earth is quite good. But unfortunately they are being chased by the government who knows something is not quite right with the Conehead family. After they are rescued and taken back to their planet, Belder vows to return to earth and conquer it! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for comic nudity and some double entendre humor | See all certifications »

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23 July 1993 (USA)  »

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Cabeças de Cone  »

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$21,274,717 (USA)
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Trivia

The French representatives of UIP took great exception to the Coneheads disguising their extra-terrestrial origins by passing themselves off as being French, and insisted that all such mentions be removed from the dialog. This demand was declined. See more »

Goofs

When the audience is pointing out where Beldar is hiding to the Garthok, it is noticeable they are wearing full, immobile face masks instead of elaborate make-up. See more »

Quotes

Connie: I think I'll have some Tang.
Prymatt Conehead: Ah Tang, the drink astronauts took to the moon.
Beldar Conehead: Astronauts to the moon?
[Beldar and Prymatt laugh]
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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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The Lincoln Memorial
By Bernard Herrmann
From The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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A Pleasant Surprise
17 February 2003 | by (Cabot, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Coneheads is one of the best "Saturday Night Live" movies. I was expecting a light comedy but what I got was a whole lot more. Following a similar plot to the skit, Coneheads is the story about the Beldar Conehead family who crash on earth during a scouting mission for planet conquest. While here, they dodge the INS, have a child and discover that life on Earth is quite good.

This is where the movie shows its heart. It could have been a movie of comedy bits but by the end, it is about happiness in a stable family, which is quite refreshing in these days of depressing movies about divorces and unmarried couples. It is nice to see Beldar be a father figure to his daughter rather than the "Let Your Kids Be Who They Are" mentality of these days. The direction of the film in excellent, setting up many nice visual gags and shots that are very impressive for a comedy film. And at times, the film feels "epic" as you see the family on the run from the INS, to moving to the suburbs to returning to their planet.

There are great performances throughout the film and the many cameos are perfect. Look for funny scenes from Jan Hooks, Adam Sandler, Michael Richards, and Garrett Morris. Michelle Burke makes a nice debut as Connie Conehead and I expect to see more of her in the future.

On the surface, this seems like a dumb movie and it has received many poor reviews. But if you sit back and let it take you on an adventure (and if you can keep up with the way the Coneheads use different words for common items) you will be pleasantly surprised.


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