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Earth to Echo (2014)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi  |  2 July 2014 (USA)
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After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

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Tuck (as Brian 'Astro' Bradley)
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Emma (as Ella Linnea Wahlestedt)
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Dr. Lawrence Madsen (Construction Worker)
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Marcus Simms (as Alga Smith)
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Calvin Simms
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Theresa Simms
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Janice Douglas
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Betty Barrett
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James Hastings
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Christina Hastings
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Construction Worker #2
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Dusty - Mullet Lady at Bar
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Bar Patron #2 (as Marilyn Giacommazzi)
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Storyline

"Earth to Echo" follows four young teenagers who find an alien life form that's trying to rebuild its spaceship. Together, the teenagers protect the alien and help rebuild it's ship so it can fly back to its home planet. Written by Unknown

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Rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language | See all certifications »

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2 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Untitled Wolf Adventure  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,364,658 (USA) (4 July 2014)

Gross:

$38,916,903 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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"Earth to Echo" was produced and financed by Walt Disney Pictures. After chairman Alan Horn saw a final cut, it was put in turnaround and was purchased by Relativity Media. See more »

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When the kids are driving the car, it is in park the whole time. See more »

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[first lines]
Tuck: All right, mom, I'm leaving. Spending the night at Alex's house so we can play a new video game.
Theresa Simms: [busy talking] Have whatever you want, honey.
Tuck: You know what, I lied, actually. We're gonna ride our bikes out into the desert, at night, alone. Without supervision.
Theresa Simms: [still busy talking] Okay, see you then, sweetie.
Tuck: Also rob a bank. Go to Mexico. Maybe even start a new life.
[leaves]
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After the credits, we see Alex pointing out his phone is acting all weird again. See more »

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Surprising Summer Gem!
19 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Filmed in the popular "found-footage" fashion, Earth to Echo is a refreshingly original family film that I enjoyed as much as my kids.

Funny with lots of heart, the movie was really well done, with great acting from the mostly young cast. The kids acted and spoke like real kids. Dealing with real problems like divorce, adoption, awkwardness with the opposite sex, and having to move away from friends, there is a lot here for the audience to relate to.

I initially thought that there wasn't a whole lot of character development with the Echo character, but in hindsight, the movie had little to do with Echo and more to do with the kids' journey - on their last night together - to get Echo home.

Too often do I find myself nodding off at these kids movies. This isn't the kid movie you think it is. Lots of action, suspense, and humor - with an edge, yet I'm pretty sure there is no profanity...and no violence. Here is a little gem that I fear that will get lost in the mix of all of the other Summer blockbusters, but hopefully a little word-of-mouth can make this a surprise hit.


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