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A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

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Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,323,575 (UK) (14 August 2009)

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$25,200,412 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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At 17:10, Sparks, the first alien Tom and Jake encounter while on top of the roof, tells them "Hello, humans. We come from upstairs." This line was probably intended as a joke, where the word "upstairs" is mistakenly used to mean "space". It is also the likely source of the working title "They Came From Upstairs". See more »

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At 01:40, the screen where Nina and Stuart Pearson are looking at Tom's grades reads "© Copyright 2008 Sedham High School" in the lower left corner, but at 01:49 it reads "© Copyright 2008 Sedham Middle School". See more »

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Jake Pearson: You're gonna need a bigger potato.
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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Electricity (Featuring Ya Boy)
Written and Performed by Brian Anthony
Courtesy of Socki Records - 7 Entertainment, LLC.
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Good movie
2 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a mom with four children. My one-year-old didn't go with us, but my five-year-old, ten-year-old, and twelve-year-old went with me to see this movie. I must say it was refreshing to see a children's movie that was actually suitable for children to watch. We thought certain scenes were very cute and funny, there was no foul language, and my children enjoyed this film. It is sad that so many other movies get attention when this one is entertaining and clean. I would recommend it and think it is better than a lot of other summer films we have seen. On a scale of one to ten, I would probably give it a seven. That is an honest evaluation based on action, entertainment, humor, and story line. Overall, not a bad movie at all.


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