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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henri Young ...
Regan Young ...
Megan Parker ...


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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The aliens vs. the Pearsons See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,008,423 (USA) (31 July 2009)


$25,200,412 (USA) (20 November 2009)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Working title: They Came From Upstairs. This title appeared in some early promotional materials before being changed to Aliens in the Attic (2009). See more »


At the end of the fight between Ricky and Nana (at around 1h 02 mins), the control plug is knocked out of Ricky's neck, but at the end of the film, immediately after "The End" appears (at around 1h 19 mins), he is shown at Annie Filkins' house where Bethany and Tom use a controller to control him again. See more »


Hannah Pearson: Dad's coming and he's mad.
Tom Pearson: With who?
Hannah PearsonStuart Pearson: Tom!
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Crazy Credits

Out takes are shown during the end credits See more »


References The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) See more »


Metal Health (Bang Your Head) 2006
Written by Frankie Banali, Carlos Cavazo, Tony Cavazo and Kevin DuBrow
Performed by Quiet Riot
Courtesy of Hands On Productions, LLC
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User Reviews

29 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

You really have to find your inner child, when you watch this. And really, why would you watch this expecting anything else then a silly little comedy? It delivers on that premise and has either good actors to support some crazy humor (I forgot her name, but one of the "Golden Girls") or some crazy idea (a device that ... well you see, if you watch the movie)!

Maybe the voice of reason, should prevent me from a 6/10 rating and rather give it a 4 or 5. But I actually liked the movie and the charm it developed. The fun, that the cast and crew obviously had, while shooting the movie, translates onto the screen. Sometimes you really need something really silly, to enjoy ... this one definitely fits the bill! (and kids will love it ;o) )

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