This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard. Written by
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When Kent is using the Hughes' phone, the humorous oven mitt hanging on the wall beside him appears to be a stylized version of the "family dog" from director Brad Bird's animated short of the same title, Amazing Stories: Family Dog (1987). See more »
Dean's newspaper in the diner scene had an ad for BATTERY OPERATED MOON EXPLORER, which was a replica of the tin toy robots box front of the time. The same ad is mysteriously replaced by an ad for a lounge chair the next time the open newspaper page is shown. See more »
Thanks for the scrap, Floyd. I'm sorry I can't pay you more, but it's got... it's got this large "bite" out of it.
That's why I'm selling it. It's got a large bite out of it.
Yeah, right. What could have done this?
I told you what.
Oh, yeah. Strange invaders.
Thanks for believin' me. I really did call the government. They're sending someone over to take care of the whole thing.
Jeez, Earl, you really are crazy. I mean, who in the hell would the government send?
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The Warner Brothers logo is done in 50's art deco, as the Sputnik signal is heard. See more »
What a GREAT movie! Not just for kids, but adults as well. Kids will love it on one level, and adults will love it on another level. Even adults who are not parents will love it!
There's humor, there's action, there's nostalgia, there's the perfect capture of being a child, there are positive messages (be yourself, don't kill, etc.), there's satire, there are adults who are not stupid and not comic relief....there's GREAT WRITING!
AND NO SONG AND DANCE NUMBERS! Also, there are NO COMIC-RELIEF ANIMAL SIDEKICKS! Take that, Disney!
I know some people might be resisting this movie, because it looks like it's aimed for kids - and they might be expecting a Disney clone (and we all know the bad results of Disney wannabes).....but TRUST ME. Give this movie a chance - you'll love it!
Is there ANYTHING wrong with it? Well, the only thing that bugged me (just a little) were some close-ups of the characters - these certain close-ups had a "sketchy" look a la the movies "We're Back!" and "Balto".
Fortunately, there's very little of this. Other than that - this is a PERFECT MOVIE!
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