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Paul (2011)

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Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Owen ...
David House ...
Security Guard
Jennifer Granger ...
Adam Shadowchild Fan
Paul (voice)


Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. Written by Universal Pictures

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This Spring, they're all for one and one for Paul. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,517,121 (United Kingdom), 18 February 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,043,310, 20 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (Unrated)

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| (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Carroll Lynch (Moses Buggs), is only ten years older than Kristen Wiig, who plays his daughter, Ruth. See more »


When Graeme is convincing Ruth to go with them and she says "Where would I sleep?", you can see her left pupil through the dark lens: it moves as she looks to her right twice and then back. In the next scene, it is shown that she doesn't have a visible pupil in her left eye. See more »


[first lines]
Young Tara: [referring to her dog] Go on, then, Paul. Don't be long.
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References Battlestar Galactica (1978) See more »


Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll
(Ray Scott)
Performed by Billy Lee Riley (as Billy Riley) and His Little Green Men
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation
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User Reviews

Well done Guys , well done
12 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was on the Irish premier of the movie last Thursday with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost showing up and saying few words before the movie . First of all, I would like to say great cast especially Sigourney Weaver , Jason Bateman and my two mini stars of the movie Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio as agents Haggard and O'Reilly . The movie its self is very funny and the script well written , the small alien with voice from Seth Rogen its very real and well made by CG artists . Obviously the chemistry between Frost and Pegg is great like always ( you know what I'm saying if you remember Shaun of the dead or Hot Fuzz )Rogen as alien is a perfect cast with his IM SMOKING WEED voice and great lines . In summary well made , great cast , funny script what else do you need for Friday night . For me seven stars

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