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


"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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An adventure as big as the universe. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wolf Adventure  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$38,916,903 (USA) (17 October 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


"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 »


When the group of kids is heading back to the construction site, the movie shortly plays a view of the Superstition Mountains. The Superstition Mountains are in the Phoenix area of Arizona, and definitely NOT in Nevada. This is a clear geological oversight. See more »


[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.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Alex pointing out his phone is acting all weird again. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »


Counting Stars
Written by Ryan Tedder
Performed by OneRepublic
Courtesy of Mosley Music/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not a good movie
20 June 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

(1) It just steals the E.T. plot line without much improvement. It even steals the concept of finger touch in its poster.

(2) The bicycle riding, and echo saved them from the truck (E.T. make the bike flying), all too familiar.

(3) Echo as a character is very poorly presented and developed.

(4) The kids are not as adorable as those in E.T.

(5) The female character is added awkwardly, almost as an afterthought.

(6) This is the super annoying one, the found footage technique. It is not a horror movie, can we not use this for a kid's movie? It is just uninspiring.

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