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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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Credited cast:
Kevin Maher ...
Jimmy Cassidy
Donna Dent ...
Mary Cassidy
Guy Hendrickson
Geoff Minogue ...
Richard Cassidy
Francis O'Connor / Bonad
Jenny Cassidy
Simon Delaney ...
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 ...
Doctor Glonad
William Craul ...
Petrol Pump Attendant
Brian de Salvo ...
Dr. Ziegler


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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This is a feature-length version of a short film of the same name, written by the Carney brothers while still in college. See more »


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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When a family takes in a space case like this, hilarity ensues...
22 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure what I just watched, to be honest. This movie is not to be taken seriously. If you take it seriously, it's not going to be fun for you one tiny little iota. It's super silly, gloriously goofy and incredibly insane -- and yes, even ferociously funny.

The folks of Ballymoran are a simple Irish folk. They don't ask many questions and are extremely naive (that is an understatement). I don't know if there is a more clueless family in the World, let alone Ireland, than the Cassidys. Dad Richard (Minogue), mom Mary (Dent), son Jimmy (Maher) and precocious schoolgirl Jenny (Byrne) are out late one night watching the skies in hopes of catching a glimpse of a passing comet when they come home to find a man passed out on the floor dressed in a red leather outfit. Since they just came from stargazing and alien chit-chat, the Cassidys assume he's from space. He likes where this idea is headed, so he tells them that he is and they cannot pronounce his name in their Earth-tongue but they may call him Zonad (Delaney). They allow him to sleep in their son's room but he is obviously more interested in sleeping with..... er, in Jenny's room. Zonad tries to leave but circumstances prevent him from actually leaving their sleepy little Hamlet and he has to proceed with his ruse in order to keep his freedom. From there, the townsfolk treat him as if he were a celebrity or king, giving him free drinks and erecting statues of him in the town square, the girls from Jenny's school flirt with him mercilessly, offering him their "talents", if you will. The only person who's not keen on Zonad's arrival is Guy Hendrickson (Keenan), Jenny's boyfriend. He is a very shy, very gullible soul. He even pooh-pooh's Jenny's offering of sexual intercourse as she talks about it rather candidly in front of her parents and brother. Guy enlists the help of Dr. Ziegler (De Salvo) and their attempts to try and defraud Zonad are met with scoffs and disdain. So, a cop with a very pissy attitude (Wycherley) blackballs them from the town of Ballymoran. But, soon enough, Zonad's past comes to bite him in the ass and even more hilarity ensues...

Don't try to think this movie through at all. As I said, it's completely off-the-charts nuts. Is it believable? Hell, no. There aren't people out there this stupid -- I don't care how hard you look for them, you aren't going to find them. If you have a problem with that, then walk away from this movie right now. This movie's sole purpose is to entertain and make you laugh. And it succeeded for me. I did laugh. It's so utterly nonsensical, I had no choice but to laugh. Sure, there were a few scenes that the filmmakers thought were hysterical that didn't exactly hit the mark, but when you make a movie of this nature, that's what it's all about. It's got a variety of jokes and gags in it to try and make everyone laugh.

The movie won't sit well with people who get offended by course language and/or sexual themes dealing with young girls in high school. Over in Western Europe, their legal age of consent for sex is like... 16, I think -- so it's far less controversial over there than it is here in the States. No nudity is shown, but there are sexual themes/content/talk and sex is implied. I thought it was done in a tasteful manner myself, but then again, I don't get offended that easily. All in all, it's one big silly goofball of a movie that you'll be glad you watched. More reviews at Final Grade: B-

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