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Zonad (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 March 2010 (Ireland)
When the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor, they assume he's an alien. Zonad is more than happy to oblige.
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Benson
Kevin Maher ...
Jimmy Cassidy
Donna Dent ...
Mary Cassidy
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Guy Hendrickson
Geoff Minogue ...
Richard Cassidy
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Francis O'Connor / Bonad
Janice Byrne ...
Jenny Cassidy
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Liam Murphy / Zonad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bennett ...
Mr. Madigan
Niamh Burke ...
Girl in Car 2
Bernie Butler ...
Local Woman (as Bernadette Butler)
Kevin Cleary ...
School Nerd
Denis Conway ...
William Craul ...
Brian de Salvo ...
Dr. Ziegler
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In the small Irish town of Ballymoran, the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor. The logical conclusion that they come to is that he must be an alien. When the alcoholic rehab escapee awakens, he continues the ruse and passes himself off as Zonad, an alien who has landed on their planet. Life is grand for Zonad as he becomes an instant celebrity who gets free beer, a nice house, and lots and lots of women throwing themselves at him. But when a town resident becomes suspicious and fellow rehab-escapee-turned-alien, Bonad, shows up, Zonad may not be able to continue living the charmed life. Written by napierslogs

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From Space... (Probably)

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The camera used for filming had to be specially adapted to use different lenses. A result of this was that all the footage was filmed upside-down. This meant that monitors were normally also turned upside-down to make the picture the right way up. When reshoots were filmed, the camera used did not have to have these adjustments made, meaning all of this footage was normal. See more »

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When Jimmy is running alongside Guy he is wearing a normal tie, but minutes later they arrive at the car and he now has a bow tie on. See more »

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Declan Fitzgerald: We cannot give out free beer to every spaceman in town.
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Spoofs Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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I've Got the World on a String
Words and music by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler ©1932
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd/ Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd, S.A. Music Co.
Licensed by Bug Music Limited on behalf of Ted Koehler Music Co.
Used by kind permission of EMU Music Publishing Ltd and Carlin Music Corp on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd.
Performed by Michael Dees and the Ryan Quigley Big Band
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Nonad, why pick OUR planet?
25 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

My sweet jayzuz! In only 75 minutes this pea-brain adolescent wreck seeks to cut the legs out from under the long-deserved Irish rep as a country of endearing, witty and artful storytellers.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen (and I am an ancient, so I have seen plenty). After watching the entire film because my beloved wife wouldn't give up on it, I could only think: boring, sophomoric, witless, crude, poorly acted, jam packed with the requisite "dirty words" and pissing sequences... Great gawd almighty, wot has become of motion picture culture??? Have ye no shame, ye "Irish" poseurs? But then I read something here or on Netflix indicating that this production should be seen as a parody of American teenage gross-out movies. Oh, OK, now I get it: a witless parody of a witless genre! Right. Seen like this, I guess it is a masterpiece.

Do yourself a favor, forget this empty glass. Go make a friend at the pub around the corner and raise a glass and sing a dirge to the Irish wit of yore.


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