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Men in White (1998)

Satire of recent science fiction films including all of the obvious choices and "Dr. Strangelove" finds two garbage men defeating an alien invasion.


(as Scott Levy)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Klingbottom (as Tom Wilson)
Roy Dubro
Junior Assistant Dispatch Trainee Stanley Snyder
Wigald Boning ...
Men in Strangemeister's Head
General Vice
Press Secretary
President Smith
Old Bob
Charles Philip Moore ...
Alien #1
John Rizzi ...
Alien #2
Sebastian Mitzig


Two garbagemen (Tom Wilson, Karim Prince) are picked up by aliens to be experimented on and they become the lead in stopping the ultimate alien invasion which is secretly being planned by a weak Dr. Strangelove clone (Wigald Boning as Strangemeister). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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No gravity, no oxygen, no brains... no problem.


Comedy | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

16 August 1998 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's Men in White  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


If you turn on the Close Captions on your TV every time the cow that the Men in White befriends appears, you can read the cow's thoughts when they interact. See more »


In numerous scenes where Roy and Ed are in the truck while it is being driven, the emergency brake is clearly on. See more »


Spoofs Men in Black (1997) See more »

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National Lampoon has fallen from grace
16 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only other National Lampoon movies I've seen are the Vacation and Christmas Vacation movies. Those are good and this can't hold a candle to them. Maybe I'm being too hard on a TV movie. No, TV movies have given us great things like "Temple Grandin". This is an awful movie no matter how you look at it. This movie is a supposed parody of "Men In Black", but it feels a lot more like a knockoff product. The film has virtually nothing to do with "Men In Black" at all. Instead, it mostly just features two garbage men and a bunch of aliens they fight.

It might just be because "Dr. Strangelove" is such a great movie that I particularly hated this. There's a Dr. Strangelove parody in this and again, that has nothing to do with "Men In Black" or even alien movies in general. It's great how those few minutes he was on screen were infinitely better than all the screen time this guy was on. The special effects in this are terrible. It might have been okay if they had just used costumes, but instead they used horrendous CGI. It's the worst I've seen in a long time.

I know this was 1998, but "Jurassic Park" was 1993 for crying out loud! This throws in a bunch of "Star Wars" stuff. There's even a scene where all the bad guys are running out of the ship that seems like a ripoff of a scene in "Spaceballs". This wasn't for theaters, TV, video or anything else. Some of these jokes I can see coming from a mile away. I guess even on TV, spoof movies were becoming awful at this time. *

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