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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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Madame Madame (as Nicole De Boer)
Brad McGinnes ...
Joey
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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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The Beaver (voice)
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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Phil the Alien: I must preach the gospel of... We're going to Niagara Falls. Get your shit.
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Insanely Hilarious Canadian film.
13 September 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

PHIL THE ALIEN is a hilarious Canadian comedy about an alien that crash lands on Earth, gets drunk, befriends a talking beaver, joins a band, becomes the messiah, is hunted by assassins in pimpin' fur coats, and goes on a killing spree. If you need more of a reason to see this, something is wrong with you.

Rob Stefaniuk is insanely funny as Phil. In fact, the whole cast works great in this film. Which is pretty rare.

My only gripe is that it looks like a Canadian film. By that I mean that it could have been shot on equipment someone found in Grandpa's den, and mom washed the film that that the director left in his good pants. Ignoring that, which was easy enough, I'd say see this movie as soon as possible. (8/10)


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