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Phil the Alien (2004)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  12 July 2013 (UK)
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An innocent human like alien crashes to Earth and find himself alone in the wilds of northern Canada, and then manipulated by the people he meets.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Stefaniuk ...
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Madame Madame (as Nicole De Boer)
Brad McGinnes ...
Joey
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Jones
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Sammy the Alien
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The General
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Slim
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Wolf
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Christopher Barry ...
Thomas
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The Trapper
Addison Bell ...
Jimmy
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Michelle
Nick Canakis ...
Gabriel
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Near a backwoods Ontario small town, a young alien, on vacation, crashes in his ship. Disoriented, this confused young extraterrestrial is captured by a young boy who, after naming him Phil, introduces him to the stupor of hard liquor before the boy's hick father throws him out. Roaring drunk and bunking with a friendly talking beaver, Phil eventually wanders into a bar where his new addiction traps him even while he wants to go home. Meanwhile, a secret US black ops organization activates a drunken field agent to find the alien. However, while he searches, Phil's easily manipulated personality leads him down paths that profoundly affect his new native friends. Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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In the flashback scene where Madame Madame (Nicole de Boer) remembers her mother Michelle (Claire Brosseau), most of Michelle's lecture is in French but was scripted in English. For one take, the actress spoke her most of her lines in French, and that's the one that ended up in the film. (The line "And work on your goddamn accent!" was always in English.) See more »

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General: Kill these puppies Jones!
Jones: Sir?
General: These puppies are a direct threat to the national security of the United States!
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Spoofs The Manchurian Candidate (1962) See more »

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The humor is mostly Canadian, the movie is mostly good.
23 June 2006 | by (victoria bc) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview for this movie, and it looked hilarious. It was not, but it was good, slightly sweet, fairly funny, and worth watching.

This is a quirky Canadian film, so if you do not understand or like Canadian humor, then you likely will not like this film. (Canadian humor is 50% Monty Python, 10% American slapstick and 40% self mocking).

The "special effects".... I am stretching that word to its limits... are fine for the style of movie.

The acting is very strong and really fun to watch, not a single weak link.

The scrip Idea is fun, the writing,not brilliant, but amusing, and the cast pull it off well.

I recommend this comedy for some feel good light laughs.


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