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Can of Worms (1999)

A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.

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Mike Pillsbury
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Katelyn
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Nick
Andrew Ducote ...
Jay
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Dana Pillsbury
Brighton Hertford ...
Jill Pillsbury
Marcus Turner ...
Scott
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Barnabus (voice)
Chris Davies ...
Ryan
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Mrs. Nickerson
Jessica Murdoch ...
Katelyn's Friend
Terry David Mulligan ...
Coach Trembly
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Thoad
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Thoad Man (as Hrothgar Matthews)
J.D. Hall ...
Thoad (voice) (as JD Hall)
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A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.

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Who's Got Time to Be a Teenager When You Have to Save the World?

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10 April 1999 (USA)  »

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A Caixa de Pandora  »

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Barnabus: Many who feel out-of-place here look down. But not you, Mike Pillsbury. You looked to the stars. Remarkable.
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Did the writer die before he finished this?
23 April 1999 | by (Peoria, Illinois USA) – See all my reviews

The first two-thirds of this movie are so neat and so funny, that it is such a shame when the final third is so downright stupid and remedial. It is about a boy, who feels like an outcast at home and school, that he tries to summon aliens using his satellite dish to take him away from Earth. After a lightning incident, aliens finally do hear him, and some of them come to try and take the boy away after he has had second thoughts about leaving. Some of these aliens (especially the lawyer alien) are very hilarious. But then the writing screws up when the boy his friends team up with the school bully to face an evil zoo-keeper alien. This bully-befriending and cliched evil alien make me wonder if we changed writers within the movie. That feeling ruins "Can Of Worms." Zanatos's score: 5 out of 10


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