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Beer Money (2001)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 June 2001
Three guys find a space alien in the woods and attempt to sell it to a tabloid TV show, with disastrous results.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Maroon
Echo Olvera
David 'Rut' Rutledge
Neal Blank
Greenie The Alien
Byron Lucas ...
Jeremy Radick ...
Flap Snellberg
Dove, Tim's Sister
Mitch McKaye
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Bill Buster
David Hurtubise ...
Echo's Dad, Vid King
Irate Video Customer
Young Mechanic
Leanne Adachi ...
U.E. Secretary


Tim, a failed weatherman, returns to his small hometown to hang out with his high school friends, Rut, a fat jock and Neal, a bald geek. They go camping and sight a UFO landing. They hide in the bushes and watch as a small green alien, Greenie, rummages through their packs and eats their food. With the idea that they could make enough beer money for life Rut shoots Greenie as he is making his way back to the ship. The helpless Greenie has the ability to regenerate though, and Rut has to kill him several more times in various cruel and violent ways. They also torture the alien to try and get it to 'talk'. A female friend comes to the rescue and convinces Tim that they must let the alien go home. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Three guys. No beer. One out-of-this-world solution. See more »


Comedy | Sci-Fi


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

19 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caindo na Farra  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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David "Rut" Rutledge: Well, you know what they say: there's plenty of money to be made in gay porn.
Tim Maroon: Yeah, but I hear the hours are brutal.
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All right movie
19 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Exactly what you would expect out of an original-channel movie. Simple story with cheap effects that can entertain you for a night (except Disney channel original movies, those just plain suck.)

The movie talks about three guys who go on a camping trip, when on one night, an alien from a distant planet lands on their camping location and begins exploring around. The guys think the alien is dangerous so they kill him thinking he is dead (not knowing until later that he can regenerate) and hope to sell him to earn their so called "beer money". Two of the guys, Manoux and Von Esmarch, try the best they can to keep him out of sight from others until they get their money, while the other guy, Gosselaar, is being influenced by his love interest, McNab, to set the alien free.

The movie was pretty good, except for the constant commercial interruptions that USA furnishes. It is something that starts out weakly at first, but then turns into something that you just have to watch until the end. It's no masterpiece, of course, but I think you'll be entertained.

Grade: B-

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