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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
3 March 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
To save his planet, an alien must find a woman on Earth to have his baby. There's just one problem.
Plot:
A highly advanced civilization, whose citizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to conquer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Funny Interplanetary Sex Farce See more (91 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Garry Shandling ... Harold Anderson

Annette Bening ... Susan Anderson

John Goodman ... Roland Jones

Greg Kinnear ... Perry Gordon

Ben Kingsley ... Graydon

Judy Greer ... Rebecca
Danny Zorn ... Randy

Harmony Smith ... Rita

Richard Jenkins ... Don Fisk

Linda Fiorentino ... Helen Gordon

Caroline Aaron ... Nadine Jones

Nora Dunn ... Madeline
Cricky Long ... Janice

Camryn Manheim ... Alison

Ann Cusack ... Liz

Jane Lynch ... Doreen
Richard Minchenberg ... Dr. Weitzman
Drinda Lalumia ... Drunken Lady

J.C. MacKenzie ... John

Willie Garson ... Brett

Marjorie Lovett ... Neighbor Woman

Bil Dwyer ... Husband

Cathy Ladman ... Wife

Alexander Lyras ... Male AA
Anastasia Sakelaris ... Cheryl

Jane Morris ... Charity Woman

Michael Dempsey ... Baggage Handler

Stacey Travis ... Woman

Walter Addison ... Pilot

Brian Markinson ... Co-Pilot

Octavia Spencer ... Baby Nurse (as Octavia L. Spencer)

Ana Mercedes ... Older Nurse

Samantha Smith ... Flight Attendant
Tom Dahlgren ... Minister

Tammy Tavares ... Hologram Woman

Wade Williams ... Planet Man (as Wade Andrew Williams)

Phill Lewis ... Other MD

Minerva García ... Nurse
Jack Sydow ... Minister

Rick Hoffman ... Doctor
Tom Dorfmeister ... Heavy Man
Neil A. Machlis ... Dr. Tom (as Neil Machlis)
Mitchell Greenberg ... Robotic Voice (voice)
Mike Gottfried ... Football Announcer
Jerry Punch ... Football Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David C. Fisher ... Alien (as David Cotton Fisher)
Nadine Jackson ... Bank Teller / Noreen (as Nadine Jackson-Akers)
Larry Justice ... Alien

Cazimir Milostan ... Strip Bar Patron
Gunner O'Moore ... Bank customer
Jason Wozny ... Flight attendant
Erik Adams ... Orderly (uncredited)

Michael Jason Allen ... Bank Customer (uncredited)

Tori Bridges ... Airport Clerk (uncredited)

Greg Bronson ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Linda Cushma ... Bank Patron (uncredited)

Tasha Dixon ... Girl in Yellow Dress (uncredited)

Janeane Garofalo ... Nervous Woman (uncredited)
Robert F. Glass ... Cowboy at airport (uncredited)

Phil Hawn ... Alien Student (uncredited)
Bob Huff ... Bank Employee (uncredited)
Elaine Huff ... Bank Receptionist (uncredited)
Leah Jediny ... Weeping Woman (uncredited)

Carl Kocis ... Alien (uncredited)

George Michael Kostuch ... Bank Employee (uncredited)
Mário Lara ... Alien (uncredited)
Apryl Lauren ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Daren Palacio ... Alien (uncredited)

Jose Rosete ... Soldier in Airport (uncredited)
Cheryl Schmidt ... Passenger (uncredited)
Edward Schofield ... Alien Official (uncredited)

Uwe Schwarzwalder ... Alien (uncredited)

Sarah Silverman ... Woman on Plane (uncredited)

Tiffany Taylor ... Playboy Playmate (uncredited)

Glenn Troncali ... Alien (uncredited)

Gene Wolande ... Kalcheim (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Garry Shandling (story) &
Michael Leeson (story)

Garry Shandling (screenplay) &
Michael Leeson (screenplay) and
Ed Solomon (screenplay) and
Peter Tolan (screenplay)

Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer
Brad Grey .... executive producer
Michael Haley .... associate producer
Michele Imperato .... co-producer (as Michele Imperato-Stabile)
Neil A. Machlis .... producer (as Neil Machlis)
Mike Nichols .... producer
Garry Shandling .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marks 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Bo Welch 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Duffield 
 
Set Decoration by
Cheryl Carasik 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Ms. Bening
J. Roy Helland .... hair designer
J. Roy Helland .... makeup designer
Steven R. Soussanna .... key hair stylist
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist
Vera Yurtchuk .... makeup department head
Loretta James-Demasi .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michele Imperato .... unit production manager (as Michele Imperato-Stabile)
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director (as Mike Haley)
John Pontrelli .... additional second assistant director
Paul Schneider .... dga trainee
Mark Tobey .... second assistant director
John Moio .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
François Audouy .... illustrator
Jeff Brown .... greens coordinator
Christopher Casey .... set dresser
John Dexter .... set designer
John David Diersing .... propmaker
Michael Diersing .... construction coordinator
J. Gregory Evans .... set dressing
Scott E. Handt .... construction foreman
Sean Haworth .... assistant art director
Chris Johnson .... art department assistant
Tegan Jones .... art department coordinator
John Kelso .... metal fabricator
Steven Light-Orr .... set dresser
Simon Murton .... concept illustrator
Edward V. Pannozzo .... set estimator
Brent Regan .... construction foreman
Ernest M. Sanchez .... lead man
Jeff Shewbert .... propmaker
Gregg Singer .... set dresser
Keith Stalker .... gang boss propmaker
Stephen Sturm .... carpenter
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. .... set designer
Michael Thurman .... set dresser
Adrian Valdes .... paint foreman
Wendy Weaver .... buyer
Clyde Zimmerman .... paint supervisor
Ryan Handt .... construction propmaker (uncredited)
Richard Jacobs .... construction (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bochar .... re-recording mixer
Ron Bochar .... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Kenna Doeringer .... assistant adr editor
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
David MacMillan .... sound
Will Ralston .... foley editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Nicholas Renbeck .... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague .... first assistant sound editor
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects assistant
Heather Gross .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steven D. Jensen .... special effects technician
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Anderson .... hsc coordinator: spi
Alfredo R. Barcia .... film scanning and recording technician: SPI
James Battersby .... previs lead: PLF
Bela Brozsek .... digital artist
Bill Coffin .... digital compositor
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
Rafael Colon .... digital artist
David Crawford .... compositor
Lisa Deaner .... Inferno artist: SPI
Anders Ericson .... visual effects
Andy Gauvreau .... digital effects: Rhythm & Hues
Colin Green .... previsualization supervisor
Anthony Harris .... assistant color timer
Chris Hebert .... visual effects research
Phil Holland .... scanning & recording operator
Uel Hormann .... 2D supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Caleb J. Howard .... technical director
Arthur Jeppe .... digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Kevin J. Jolly .... visual effects editor: SPI
Tex Kadonaga .... visual effects art director: Rhythm & Hues
Daniel Kuehn .... visual effects coordinator
C.J. LePage .... flame technical assistant
Raymond K.L. Liu .... technical director: light
Sascha Luderer .... digital compositor
James Marbas .... visual effects
Pat McClung .... visual effects supervisor
L. Patrick McCormack .... visual effects coordinator
Michele Moen .... matte painter
Felix Ojeda .... digital effects artist
Mark Rodahl .... digital effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Richard Sandoval .... technical assistant: SPI
Joe Strasser .... texture painter
David Taritero .... visual effects producer
Andrew Titcomb .... digital artist: SPI
Renée Tymn .... Inferno artist: SPI (as Renee Chamblin)
Guy Wiedmann .... visual effects editor
Toby Wilkins .... Inferno artist: title sequence, New Wave Entertainment
Xye .... visual effects
Tsz 'Gee' Yeung .... digital effects artist
Brandon Craig .... render supervisor (uncredited)
Thomas F. Ford IV .... interactive compositing digital production manager (uncredited)
Ron Frankel .... previsualization animator (uncredited)
Angela Giannoni .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Paul McGhee .... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
Viviana Palacios .... roto artist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Kevin Tengan .... systems administrator (uncredited)
Antonio Torres .... rotoscope artist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Michael Adams .... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Rick Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Kelly Erin .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Steve Hart .... stunts
Bret Kiene .... stunt double: Garry Shandling
Bret Kiene .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Brian Lotierzo .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunts
Hamilton Meadows .... stunts
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
George Palmiero .... stunts
Darrin Prescott .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (as Glenn Randall)
Scott Rogers .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts
Marla Casey .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Duthie .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Charles Grisham .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Eric M. Miller .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt stewardess (uncredited)
Steve Rizzo .... stunts (uncredited)
John-Clay Scott .... stunt double: John Goodman (uncredited)
Mike Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Davey Thompson .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jim Vickers .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Amy H. Abrams .... assistant camera
Colin Anderson .... Steadicam operator
Ismael Araujo Jr. .... grip
Florian Ballhaus .... cinematographer: second unit
Adam Barth .... video assist operator
Lisa Bonaccorso .... camera loader
Derek Bruyere .... second assistant camera: second unit
George M. Chappell .... rigging best boy
George M. Chappell .... rigging foreman
Trey Clinesmith .... first assistant camera:second unit
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Jenifer Galvez .... set lighting technician
Lamarr Gray .... rigging electrician
Greg Harris .... lighting technician
Wayne Kosky .... best boy: second unit
Thomas Lappin .... assistant camera
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... dolly grip
Colin Mayo .... lighting technician
Michael McGuire .... rigging key grip
Charlie McIntyre .... rigging gaffer (as Charles H. McIntyre III)
Kevin McNeil .... grip
Marty Miller .... rigging grip: Arizona
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross .... grip
Bradford Ralston .... video assist operator
John 'Fest' Sandau .... assistant chief lighting technician
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera
Cricket Sloat .... dimmer board operator
John Stewart .... grip
Steve Suveg .... rigging grip
James R. Tynes .... chief lighting technician
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera
Eric Whitehead .... key grip: second unit
Jerald L. Wilson .... rigging electrician
 
Casting Department
Patrice Farner .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Klein .... extras casting
Amanda Koblin .... casting associate
John Laccetti .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell .... costume supervisor
Sabrina Calley .... costumer
Amanda Blythe Linder .... costume production assistant
Monique Perez .... wardrobe assistant
Candice Sabbah .... costumer
Raquel Stewart .... costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer: Annette Bening
Tim Wilson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Matt Boatright-Simon .... editorial assistant
Ann Gray .... post-production coordinator
Marisa Morabito .... apprentice editor
Tia Nolan .... associate editor
Eric Rigney .... avid technician
Renannah Weinstein .... assistant editor (as Renannah Seliger)
Shelly Westerman .... first assistant editor
Kathleen Woolery .... digital color timing coordinator
Dale Jones .... avid technician (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Robbie Goldstein .... location manager
 
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor: temp
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jeff Kidman .... transportation office manager
Neil Marshall .... driver
 
Other crew
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Craig Bankey .... unit publicist
Jennifer S. Deayton .... assistant production coordinator (as Jennifer Stephens)
Patricia L. DeShields .... production accountant
Ivan Drehspul .... airline technical supervisor
Jason Dudek .... production assistant
Mathieu Ferel .... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant
Lora Hingst .... production assistant
Peter Hollocker .... production assistant
Justin Howell .... production assistant
Sean Ilnseher .... production assistant
Cheri Jacobs .... second assistant accountant
Brian Lotierzo .... production assistant
Scott Mahoney .... production assistant
Karon May .... script supervisor: second unit
Catherine A. McCabe .... production assistant
Colleen Pelletier .... photo double: Janeane Garofalo (as Colleen Sturtevant)
Colleen Pelletier .... stand-in: Janeane Garofalo (as Colleen Sturtevant)
Scott Schaeffer .... production assistant
Tony Swatton .... armorer
Frank G. Turner .... stand-in: John Goodman
Bobbin Bergstrom .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
William Bolander .... stand-in: Greg Kinnear (uncredited)
Ralph Michael Brekan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Justin Haut .... production assistant (uncredited)
Teresa Jaime Drapkin .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
S. Quinn .... pre-visualization coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Silke Matzpohl .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and language
Runtime:
105 min | 87 min (DVD version)
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Trivia:
If you look closely, the opening "Columbia" lady's face is very different and holds a very strong resemblance to Annette Bening, the lead actress in this film.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Title Card:At the far reaches of the Universe lies a planet of men who have advanced technologically beyond the realm of human comprehension. This is no breeding - they are a product of cloning, and their reproductive organs have shrunk and disappeared. All emotions have been bred out of this race and each succeeding generation has become more ambitious and driven than the previous one. They want to rule the Universe, and now they are planning their next takeover from the inside.
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Movie Connections:
References The Crying Game (1992)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hungry for LoveSee more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Funny Interplanetary Sex Farce, 5 September 2000
Author: FlickJunkie-2 from Atlanta, GA

This is a cute little sex farce starring and written by Garry Shandling. Harold Anderson (Shandling) is actually an alien on a very special mission. He must impregnate an earth woman to begin the infiltration of earth for eventual domination and takeover. He has done his research and learned to be a good listener, dutifully repeating `uh huh' at every utterance by a female. Unfortunately, there are certain subtleties he hasn't mastered in the fine art of seduction, and he gets his face slapped repeatedly.

After countless humorous failures, he meets Susan (Annette Benning), his future mate and discovers that the only way she will have sex with him is if he marries her. After the nuptials he learns that all the rules of engagement have changed.

This droll script ranges from mildly silly to hysterical as it holds a circus mirror up to our mating rituals. Shandling is always funny with his deadpan whiney style, but the real treat here is Annette Benning. She makes this film work as Shandling's overwrought love interest. As she did in `American Beauty', she plays another caricature role to perfection. Here she is the aging female who has been a continual loser at the dating game and is desperately searching for love. Her brilliant performance is a treat that upstages Shandling at every turn. In addition, the rest of the cast is wonderful and fits well with Shandling's wry sense of humor.

This is a fun and very light comedy that works well most of the time. I rated it 7/10. Viewers who are offended by nudity, profanity and sexual situations should pass. Others will probably enjoy more than a few good laughs.

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