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Alien Trespass -- 1957, California's Mojave Desert: A spaceship crash lands on Earth, allowing Ghota, a nefarious alien, to escape and bring havoc upon the planet. Another alien, Urp, takes human form in order to stop Ghota's trail of destruction.
Alien Trespass -- Clip: What's out there?
Alien Trespass -- A fiery object from outer space crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert bringing the threat of disaster to Earth.  Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature which is bent on destroying all life forms on the plant, and only one brav


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After crash landing near a desert town, an alien enlists the help of a local waitress to re-capture a monster that escaped from the wreckage of his space ship. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Eric McCormack ... Dr. Ted Lewis / Urp

Jenni Baird ... Tammy

Dan Lauria ... Chief Dawson

Robert Patrick ... Vern

Jody Thompson ... Lana

Aaron Brooks ... Cody

Sarah Smyth ... Penny

Andrew Dunbar ... Dick

Sage Brocklebank ... Stu

Tom McBeath ... Wilson

Vincent Gale ... Stiles

Jerry Wasserman ... Sam

Jonathon Young ... Lloyd (as Jonathan Young)
Michael Roberds ... Bubba

Laura Carswell ... Laura (as Laura Konechny)
Darren Rizzolo ... Tommy
Christina Schild ... Darlene
James Swift ... Reporter

Chelah Horsdal ... Betsy's Mother
Dayna Reid ... Betsy
Dee Jay Jackson ... Worker #1

Dean Moen ... Worker #2

Aaron Craven ... Car Owner

Daniella Evangelista ... Greasers Girlfriend
Justin Dickinson ... Greaser
Julia Arkos ... Panicked Woman

Jovan Nenadic ... Ghota
Roy Campsall ... Alien Urp

Tom Braidwood ... Ed Sanders
Doolittle ... Merlin, The Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jan Bos ... Interviewer (uncredited)
Andrew Colthart ... Cinemagoer (uncredited)

Brad Dryborough ... Jeremy Goldstone (uncredited)
Eduardo Noda ... Cinemagoer (uncredited)

Directed by
R.W. Goodwin 
Writing credits
Steven P. Fisher (screenplay) (as Steven Fisher)

James Swift (story) and
Steven P. Fisher (story) (as Steven Fisher)

Produced by
Warren Carr .... line producer (as Warren H. Carr)
R.W. Goodwin .... producer
Crawford Hawkins .... associate producer
James Swift .... producer
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
Cinematography by
David Moxness (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Vaune Kirby Frechette  (as Vaune Kirby)
Michael Jablow 
Production Design by
Ian D. Thomas  (as Ian Thomas)
Art Direction by
Douglasann Menchions 
Set Decoration by
Louise Roper 
Costume Design by
Jenni Gullett 
Makeup Department
Jill Bailey .... first assistant makeup artist
Ian C. Ballard .... key hairdresser (as Ian Ballard)
Susan Boyd .... hair assistant
Julia Dollinger .... makeup artist: extras (as Julia Bors)
Connie Parker .... makeup department head
Jessica Rain .... hair assistant: extras
Production Management
Warren Carr .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Carpenter Hernandez .... second assistant director (as Jennifer Ann Carpenter)
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director (as Bryan Knight)
Tanja Knight .... third assistant director (as Tanja Sobieraj)
Jennifer Nelson .... second assistant director: Ashcroft
Art Department
J.P. Bagshaw .... set dresser (as J. P. Bagshaw)
Todd Brooks .... construction buyer
Scott Clatney .... scenic artist
Jean-Paul Costaz .... paint coordinator
Grant Cotterall .... lead carpenter
Clare Davis .... construction coordinator
R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn .... property master
Mark Francis .... assistant prop master
Jo Ann Frappier .... construction laborer
Simone Gore .... graphic artist
Arthur A. Green .... head greensman (as Art Green)
Gayle Johnson .... best boy greens
Peter Kennedy .... paint foreman
Cody Larson .... on-set dresser
Chris MacDonald .... props builder (as Chris Macdonald)
David McLean .... storyboard artist (as David Mclean)
Sailor Neale .... props builder
Charles Newson .... on-set properties (as Chuck Newson)
Tanya A. Nordhoff .... assistant set decorator (as Tanya Nordhoff)
M. Chuck Robinson .... lead set dresser (as Chuck Robinson)
Rob Schwenk .... on-set carpenter
Andrew Thompson .... on-set greens
Mecca Thornhill .... set dresser
Rena Van Steele .... stand by painter
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... backgrounds editor
Allyson Cole .... assistant sound editor (as Allison Cole)
Jacqueline Cristianini .... dialogue supervisor
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor (as Dario Disanto)
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Real Gauvreau .... sound effects editor
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator
Graeme Hughes .... foley mixer
Graeme Hughes .... re-recording mixer
Matt Kunau .... sound consultant: Dolby
Laurie Melhus .... audio post production coordinator
Coleman Metts .... production sound mixer: additional photography
Glen Noseworthy .... foley mixer
Belinda Pattison .... assistant sound editor
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Hadrian Rajotte .... foley artist
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer
Ian Robinson .... sound engineer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant sound editor (as Josh Stevenson)
Ann Townshend .... assistant sound editor (as Anne Townshend)
George Widule .... sound assistant
Special Effects by
Adrian Burnett .... creature effects: shop technician, SFX Studio Inc.
Agnieszka Echallier .... creature coordinator: SFX Studio Inc.
Joel Echallier .... creature designer: SFX Studio Inc.
Joel Echallier .... on-set supervisor: SFX Studio Inc.
John W. Fisher .... special effects assistant (as John Fisher)
Chris Flemington .... on-set special effects (as Chris Flemmington)
André Gaul .... creature effects: key shop technician, SFX Studio Inc. (as Adrian Gaul)
Rachel Griffin .... creature effects: on-set operator, SFX Studio Inc.
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects coordinator
Brant McIlroy .... animatronics: SFX Studio Inc. (as Brant Mcilroy)
Michael Nickiforek .... creature effects: shop technician, SFX Studio Inc.
Robert Yeager .... special effects best boy
Robert Yeager .... special effects first assistant
Visual Effects by
Karen Bakke .... roto artist: Blackpool Studios
Eric Chauvin .... 2D animator: Blackpool Studios
Eric Chauvin .... 3D animator: Blackpool Studios
Eric Chauvin .... compositor: Blackpool Studios
Eric Chauvin .... matte painter: Blackpool Studios
Eric Chauvin .... title designer: Blackpool Studios
Eric Chauvin .... visual effects supervisor
Lars Simkins .... additional compositing: Hand Crank Films
Lars Simkins .... wire removal: Hand Crank Films
Guy Bews .... stunts
Dave Hospes .... stunt coordinator (as David Hospes)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Borland .... lamp operator
Adam Braverman .... trainee
Jason Chapman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bruce Crawford .... best boy grip
David J. Dawson .... key grip (as David Dawson)
Dave Dibdin .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Paul Guenette .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gareth Harrison .... lamp operator
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (as Chris Helcermanas-Benje)
Ting Henson .... rigging electrician
William Kassis .... rigging gaffer
Neil Lachance .... rigging grip
Wayne MacConnell .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Wayne Macconnell)
Craig Munroe .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Miriam Needoba .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Danielle Piche .... trainee
Pascal Pillot-Bruhat .... best boy (as Pascal Billot-Burahat)
Tobias Sarin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Tobias Saran)
John Spasoff .... grip (as Jon Spasof)
Christopher Tammaro .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Chris Tammaro)
David Tickell .... gaffer
Jason Tidsbury .... light balloon technician
Gordon VanHumbeck .... grip (as Gord Van Humbeck)
Thomas E. Watson .... generator operator (as Tom Watson)
John Woods .... lamp operator (as John Wood)
Casting Department
Susan Taylor Brouse .... casting: Canada (as Susan Brouse)
Andrea Brown .... extras casting director
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Canada
Susan Edelman .... casting: U.S.
Christina Snider .... casting assistant: U.S. (as Christina Naber)
Graham Wickstrom .... casting assistant: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin Knight .... assistant costume designer
Paul Lavigne .... set costume supervisor (as J. Paul Lavigne)
Clare McLaren .... costumer (as Clare Mclaren)
Maria Waterman .... extras costumes
Editorial Department
Andrea Chlebak .... digital intermediate colorist: Digital Film Central
Chris Davies .... digital intermediate supervisor: Digital Film Central
Chris Eastwood .... digital intermediate coordinator: Digital Film Central
Allan Pinvidic .... on-line editor
James Tocher .... digital intermediate producer: Digital Film Central
Will Wilson .... assistant editor (as William A. Wilson)
Location Management
Nick Bergstedt .... assistant location manager
Wayne Kulachkowski .... location scout
Gina Marks .... assistant location manager: Ashcroft
S. Steven Sach .... location manager (as Steve Sach)
Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor (as Chris Mcgeary)
Rob Schwimmer .... musician: theremin
Jenny Leite .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dave Ash .... driver
Cliff Brown .... captain
Don Garden .... driver
Dan Groseclose .... driver
Ameet Lai .... mechanic: vintage
Curt Martell .... driver (as Curt Martel)
Gary Morneau .... transportation co-captain
Sylvia Nablo .... transportation coordinator
Bert Prevost .... picture cars
Bob Rubbert .... driver
Jack Secord .... driver
Brett H. Smith .... driver
James Stewart .... transport co-captain: Kamloops (as Jim Stewart)
Desmond Watmough .... driver (as Dez Watmough)
Other crew
Cara E. Anderson .... assistant coordinator
Len Antonation .... chef: Truffles Fine Foods (as Lee Antonation)
Robin Auckland .... craft service (as Robin Ackland)
Robin Auckland .... first aid (as Robin Ackland)
Doreen Beaulac .... key accountant
Steve Brinn .... senior production executive: Rangeland Films
Kathleen Bryde .... chef: Ashcroft
Richard C. Burton .... stand-in (as Richard Burton)
Julie Bygrave .... accounting clerk
Don Carlin .... production controller: Rangeland Films
Linda Carr .... payroll accountant
Bruce Clement .... craft service: Ashcroft
Bruce Clement .... first aid: Ashcroft
Mark Crofton .... chef: Truffles Fine Foods
Peter Cummings .... clearance coordinator
John-Michael Damato .... production assistant
Shelly Devuyst .... stand-in (as Shelley Devwyst)
Mark Dumas .... animal handler: dogs
Ashley Eberbach .... script supervisor
Nick Fletcher .... production assistant
Robert Hargrove .... production consultant: Rangeland Films (as Bob Hargrove)
Cheryl Boone Isaacs .... marketing consultant: Rocketworks
Nathan Jensen .... chef: Truffles Fine Foods
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Robert Kobus .... consultant: finance, Rocketworks
Joe Kornago .... security captain
David Lee .... chef: Truffles Fine Foods
Ann McDonough .... key accountant (as Ann Mcdonough)
Bruce Mcintosh .... chef: Ashcroft
Shawn Montgomery .... production assistant
Courtney Neish .... animal handler: "Merlin"
Jena Niquidet .... production coordinator
Douglas Park .... story consultant
Shelby Pinette .... production assistant: assistant director (as Shelby Leigh Pinette)
Nin Rai .... chef: Truffles Fine Foods
Lance Rosen .... legal services
Bonnie Smart .... stand-in: "Tammy"
Juliet Smith .... legal services (as Juliette Smith)
Jason Stein .... production assistant
Jonathan L. Sturge .... production assistant (as Jon Sturge)
T. Cody Swift .... assistant to producers
T. Cody Swift .... documentarian
John T.L. Tang .... key production assistant (as John Tang)
Gerry Therrien .... animal handler: "Wolf" (as Jerry Therrian)
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in: "Ted" (as Stephen Tibbets)
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor (as Portia Belmont)
Heather Trimble .... accounting clerk
Fleur Western .... assistant production coordinator
Larry Woodhouse .... security co-captain
Gary Barkin .... the producers would like to thank
Jack H. Harris .... acknowledgment: "The Blob" footage courtesy of
Sheila Larken .... the producers would like to thank (as Sheila Goodwin)
Lance Rosen .... the producers would like to thank
Lucky Swift .... the producers would like to thank
Wade Williams .... acknowledgment: poster art, Corinth Films, Inc.

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Rated PG for sci-fi action and brief historical smoking
USA:90 min
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Alien Trespass's saturated color was inspired by the original The War of the Worlds (1953) - one of Goodwin's favorite sci-fi films.See more »
Anachronisms: When Tammy, Dick and Penny are in the theater, we see surround sound speakers on the walls.See more »
Bubba:[hearing radio commercial] I think maybe I got tired blood.
Tommy:You don't have tired blood, you have lazy blood. There's a difference.
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Movie Connections:
References Destination Moon (1950)See more »


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60 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Loving tribute to 1950s scifi, somewhat hampered by its very sincerity, 2 April 2009
Author: insightstraight from The wilds of New Mexico

Let's be clear right from the start -- "Alien Trespass" is not a spoof. Nor is it a parody, satire, sendup, lampoon, or pastiche. It may be presented as a spoof and most ticket buyers will likely go in expecting one, and the makers of the film may even have set out to produce a spoof.

But what they achieved instead is a meticulous recreation of a film from the 1950s, earnest and straightforward. The period detail is truly impressive, with costuming, sets, and locations all note-perfect. Even the casting is to be commended, especially for the younger actors -- it is actually difficult to find actors who can convincingly portray people outside their era, but these folks do a great job. There are a few minor anachronisms, but overall the period recreation is staggering, right down to the feel of the film stock and even the lighting.

The film's accuracy is actually its greatest problem, in terms of success. Instead of the "Airplane" type treatment many will expect, the film instead gives us just what it pretends to: a film made in the 50s but only recently unearthed. But this means it has only the camp factor inherent in those films; the audience with which I shared the preview screening wanted it to be a spoof, laughed at some parts, but the things they were laughing about were accurately rendered from that time -- they were laughing at period "quaintnesses" only gently exaggerated. The film is too straight-faced and sincere to get the average viewer laughing.

I am surprised this movie got made, but near-astounded that it is getting a theatrical release. The production values are high, and Eric McCormack has some name draw, but I am still not sure how they sold it for distribution.

Let's put it this way: If you know who Wade Williams is, if you and your friends trade dialogue from "Forbidden Planet" and "The Day the Earth Stood Still", or if you ever saw the original Blob in an actual theater, this movie will give you a warm feeling and a nostalgic smile as a love letter to the movies from that time. Just about everyone else, I am afraid, will feel perplexed and disappointed.

I enjoyed "Alien Trespass", and I feel like they made it just for me. But really, how many of me are there out there?

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