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American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck!

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Lem is just an average teenager working on getting the girl and furthering his career at the local planetarium - except that he's an alien. At least to U.S. astronaut Captain Charles T. Baker who lands on Lem's planet hoping for a quick flag plant and a hasty return to earth and his millions of screaming fans. But on this alien planet the media has tagged spacemen as brain-eating, zombie-creating monsters, causing Baker to run for his life and into Lem's house. Now it's up to the green native to get the clumsy astronaut back to his spaceship before military dictator General Grawl and mad scientist Professor Kipple manage to exterminate the Earthly visitor. Written by The Massie Twins

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Rated PG for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planeta 51  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,513,003 (UK) (4 December 2009)

Gross:

$42,194,060 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Trivia

To further parallel Earth and its controversial Area 51, Base 9 is taken from the number of planets in the (Human) solar system. See more »

Goofs

When the soldiers are removing items from Chuck's spacecraft, one of them drops an Ipod which begins loudly playing music for all to hear. Ipods don't have speakers, just a jack for headphones. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
girl: I've never gone parking before. I'm really not that kind of a girl.
boy: Well, I'm not the kind of a guy who would go with *that* kind of girl.
girl: Why that's so sweet - I think.
boy: There's nothing to be scared of.
[as alien craft rears up in front of them]
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There is an additional scene halfway through the end credits. See more »

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References Cars (2006) See more »

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Long Tall Sally
Written by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell), Enotris Johnson and Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
© 1956 Venice Music Inc. Peermusic (UK) Ltd., London
Lead Vocal by 'John Sloman'
Arranged by Chris Cawte
Produced by Graham Walker
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Better than I thought
23 September 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

It wasn't half as bad as I expected. Planet 51 is directed mainly at children, and the humor is appropriately simplistic, which makes the infinite number of cultural references, of a type that was archaic when Pleasantville used them ten years ago, rather odd, because it seems unlikely that any child would get them, but there are enough laughs to make it enjoyable, even if the admittedly appealing premise runs out of gas after about fifteen minutes. If the movie tried to make a serious point about what makes someone 'alien' or about xenophobia and fear of the unknown, then it failed miserably. But as a piece of straight entertainment for the family, it's a fairly enjoyable (thoug forgettable) piece of film.


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