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Release Date:
16 August 1998 (USA) See more »
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No gravity, no oxygen, no brains... no problem.
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Satire of recent science fiction films including all of the obvious choices and "Dr. Strangelove" finds two garbage men defeating an alien invasion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Thomas F. Wilson ... Ed Klingbottom (as Tom Wilson)

Karim Prince ... Roy Dubro

M. Emmet Walsh ... Junior Assistant Dispatch Trainee Stanley Snyder

Brion James ... General
Wigald Boning ... Strangemeister

Ben Stein ... Men in Strangemeister's Head

George Kennedy ... General Vice

Donna D'Errico ... Press Secretary

Barry Bostwick ... President Smith

Rodger Halston

Don Stroud

John Bishop ... G-Man
Charles Philip Moore ... Alien #1
John Rizzi ... Alien #2
Sebastian Mitzig

Jennifer Coolidge
Patricia Elliott ... Girl Scout Leader

Melissa Rivers ... Female Reporter #1
Amy Kidd ... Female Reporter #2
Blaine Etcheverry ... Male Reporter
Lacey Taylor Robbins ... Girl Scout
Michael James McDonald ... Secret Service Agent
Manny Fernandez
Larry Robbins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Preston Ahearn

Dee Bradley Baker

Carlos Bernard
Corliss Bernard
James Brise
Paul Di Franco ... General Pandemonium

Bobby Edner ... (voice)

Glenn Hermans ... Singer
Kathleen Lantos ... Ring Girl
Kevin Lee ... G-Man
Michael Reardon ... Spock
Joe Ruffo ... Alien #3

Mary Ann Schmidt ... Bikini Girl

Seth Bailey ... John Wayne Gacy's 'Pogo the Clown' (uncredited)
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Directed by
Scott P. Levy  (as Scott Levy)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rob Kerchner 
Scott Sandin 

Produced by
Mike Elliott .... producer
Joseph P. Genier .... line producer
Amy Goldberg .... co-producer
Rob Kerchner .... co-producer
Lance H. Robbins .... executive producer
Nathan Rotmensz .... associate producer
Mike Upton .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Kenneth Burgomaster 
 
Cinematography by
Brad Rushing (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nina Gilberti 
Gregory Hobson 
 
Casting by
Julie Ashton  (as Julie Ashton-Barson)
 
Production Design by
Anthony Tremblay 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard L. Fox .... first assistant director
Heather Grierson .... second assistant director
Jeff Jenofsky .... second assistant director: second unit
Alfie Kiernan .... first assistant director: second unit
Bruce McCarthy .... second unit director
Benjamin Schneider .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Baer .... model maker
Greg Boes .... carpenter
Michelle Clevenger .... second
D.H. Covey .... storyboard artist
Michael Reardon .... animatronics and special props
Nick Stanton .... props
Joe Suggs .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
David W. Barr .... dialog recordist
Reginald Bryant .... sound mixer
Rob Disner .... sound mixer (as Robert B. Disner)
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Newson .... adr recordist
Marcus Ricaud .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Brad Hardin .... creature effects fabricator
Robert Pendergraft .... special effects p.a.
Nick Plantico .... special effects
Mark Santora .... model maker
 
Visual Effects by
Kevin Carney .... visual effects artist
Joe Clasen .... visual effects
Stacey Eilertsen .... CGI coordinator
David Hopkins .... visual effects
Susan Ishida .... visual effects
Geoffrey Kater .... digital artist
John R. McConnell .... compositor: Saban CGI Dept.
Arabian Nazel .... digital compositor
Eric S. Rollman .... executive in charge of CGI animation
Brian Thomas .... 3D visual effects animator
Dan Walker .... visual effects
William Ward .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Bob Bragg .... stunts (as Bobby Bragg)
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Nick Plantico .... stunt rigger
Misty Rosas .... stunts
Nancy Thurston .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Ambrose .... best boy grip
Kyle Davis .... dolly grip
Michael Gearhart .... grip
Andy C. Huber .... rigging gaffer
Kevin Kansy .... grip
Steven D. Kucharski .... gaffer
Richard A. Ludt .... key grip
Dan Ming .... first assistant camera
Christopher M. Morlock .... electrician
Gary Morris .... electrician
Colleen Murphy .... video assist operator
David M. Rakoczy .... cinematographer: second unit
 
Animation Department
Kent Butterworth .... animation producer
 
Casting Department
Romy Stutman .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tami Hodges Gruneich .... set costumer (as Tami Hodges-Malaniak)
 
Editorial Department
Chad Lurie .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Ron Kenan .... music supervisor
Andrew Muson .... music supervisor (as Andrew R. Muson)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Rodd Feingold .... vice president: Physical Production
Priya Hamilton-Wilkes .... production assistant
Mark Lovedale .... production assistant
Joshua Mandel .... production assistant
Erin K. O'Brien .... assistant: Mike Elliott
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator
Kimberly Rach .... production coordinator
M. Dal Walton III .... assistant production office coordinator
Jared Gray .... puppeteer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"National Lampoon's Men in White" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
Spain:83 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In numerous scenes where Roy and Ed are in the truck while it is being driven, the emergency brake is clearly on.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
So bad, it makes "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies" look good!, 9 January 2005
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

"Men in White" is an obvious parody of "Men in Black" but it's so lame it makes the latter look like the greatest comedy of all time. Honestly, I stumbled across this film last night thinking it was some really low-budget independent cult TV show or something (who knows!) and wondered what Thomas F. Wilson (Back to the Future) and Barry Bostwick (Spin City) were doing there. Then I started wondering why the blue Power Ranger was in it and that's when I realized it wasn't a TV show, it was a lame National Lampoon movie with expired one-hit-wonder actors (if that!), a horrible director, etc.

This is possibly the worst film I have ever seen, and I sat through many a MST3K episode. The acting is sub-par to begin with, the "special" effects are so incredibly awful they are worse than most extreme-low-budget TV series. Green screens were used heavily (and obviously) here, which isn't surprising since the co-director was a green screen unit controller on ADDAMS FAMILY REUNION - which was awful enough itself! Apparently he has a love affair with green screen and considers it superior to SF/X - it isn't.

Some scenes are totally incomprehensible. Such as when a group of Girl Scouts appear out of nowhere to fight off a bunch of bad guys and rescue the heroes.

It's almost purposely awful. First of all, GIRL SCOUTS?!?! Why not just sentence your film to an immediate and painless death?! Second of all, the wise directors decided to playback the scene in super-fast-super-cool motion - i.e., the girl scouts are running around the screen kicking bad guys' butts at a million miles an hour, against a background soundtrack that brings to mind the splendidness of a POWER RANGERS episode.

I could go on, but alas, I won't. Needless to say, this is one of the all-time worst films ever made, and a new low for National Lampoon. It's hard to imagine their stamp of approval actually used to mean something 20 + years ago when they were responsible for funny stuff.

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