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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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Howard Napper ...
Ang Pilot
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Motel Clerk
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Customer
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Marlax
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Carmine
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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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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
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Laraine Newman who portrayed Laarta was the original Connie Conehead on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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After the Coneheads return from Remulak, we see Beldar's golf trophy in his living room. Just to the left of the trophy, we see the makeshift golf club Beldar had when he "knarftled the garthok" on Remulak. However, when they exited the spaceship after they returned to Earth, nobody was carrying it. See more »

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Beldar Conehead: If, for some reason your life functions ceased, my most precious one, I would collapse, I would draw the shades and I would live in the dark. I would never get out of my slar pad or clean myself. My fluids would coagulate, my cone would shrivel, and I would die, miserable and lonely. The stench would be great.
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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride
By John Kay & Rushton Moreve
Performed by Slash and Michael Monroe
Produced by Mike Clink and Slash
Slash Performs Courtesy of Geffen Records Inc.
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A Pleasant Surprise
17 February 2003 | by 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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