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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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Storyline

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

With a budget of $70 million, this is the most expensive movie produced in Spain. See more »

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Skiff's braces disappear and reappear in different scenes. 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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Spoofs The War of the Worlds (1953) See more »

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Be Bop a Lula
Written by Gene Vincent and Tex Davis
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp.
Lead Vocal by Chris Cawte
Backing Vocals by Keith Murrell
Arranged by Chris Cawte
Produced by Graham Walker
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Good idea, but not executed very well
19 September 2013 | by (Co, Derry, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

The idea was the real reason I wanted to watch this film. Sadly it's the only good thing about this tripe.

It's really unfunny. Most of the jokes involve peeing, farting, anal probing and slapstick. And the whole joke of the aliens thinking that the human can turn them into zombies is not funny.

It's just an ugly film to look at. I hate the colours and the design.

Jessica Biel's character is given nothing to do except be the girlfriend and that's it. There isn't much to her character. Justin Long plays the same sarcastic guy you've seen in every comedy movie he was in. Hey, Gary Oldman is the villain......... again. Poor Gaz. Why did he do this film? He was probably kidnapped like the rest of the actors.

John Cleese is just in it for the money and The Rock...... sorry, Dwayne Johnson still can't act.

The sci-fi references got on my nerves. How many times do we have to see Star Wars get referenced over and over?

Do yourself a favour and rent the kids a Pixar or a Dreamworks film instead.


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