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Extra Terrestrial Visitors (1983)

Los nuevos extraterrestres (original title)
A young boy in the woods discovers a lovable alien...or is it?

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón

Writers:

Joaquín Grau (as Jack Gray in US version), Juan Piquer Simón
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Sera ... Rick
Nina Ferrer Nina Ferrer ... Sharon
Susana Bequer ... Lara Stapleton (as Susan Blake)
Sara Palmer Sara Palmer ... Kathy
Óscar Martín ... Tommy Stevens
Maria Albert Maria Albert ... Tracy
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... Brian (as Emil Linder)
Concha Cuetos ... Molly Stevens (as Connie Cheston)
Manuel Pereiro ... Bill Stevens
Frank Braña ... Burt
Guillermo Antón Guillermo Antón ... Matt Collins (as William Anton)
Frank Sussman Frank Sussman ... (as Frank Suzman)
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson
Hugo Astar Hugo Astar
Luis M. Martín Luis M. Martín ... (as Louis Martin)
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Storyline

One of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 faves. A little boy who has an extensive array of pets he likes to call "specimens" finds an alien egg to hatch, somewhat like Horton. The creature manages to use his snout to suck up peanuts and warp time and space with his fingers. Unfortunately, his brother who is found by poachers go on a killing spree. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Men were not ready to meet these... See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Tommy's bedroom set was previously used as Timmy's bedroom in Pieces (1982). See more »

Goofs

As Bill and Brian are driving to find help, the amount of snow on the ground varies wildly between shots; notably, almost none is visible during the character closeups. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: [about how Trumpy puts his puzzle together by magic] Ah, that's cheating. You must teach me one day.
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Alternate Versions

Film Ventures International retitled the movie "Pod People" and added a new opening credits sequence with footage from the movie "The Galaxy Invader." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Supersonic Man (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Musique Pour Rire
(uncredited)
Music by Georges Teperino, Louis Delacour, and Roger Roger
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Don't Step In Any Trumpy Dumpy!
11 March 2001 | by zmaturinSee all my reviews

Oh, how I love this, the movie that introduced me to the work of Juan Piquer Simon, one of the best "bad" directors ever. It was also the very first episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 I ever saw, way back when, so it will always have a special place in my heart. Although this version of his movie was run through the Film Ventures International ringer (a company that takes movies and re-edits them, adding new music & credits), Simon's style shines through. There's also the usual Juan Piquer Simon stable of actors, including Ian Sera (Kendle in "Pieces") and Frank Brana (the guy who says "You don't have the authority to declare Happy Birthday!" in "Slugs").

The movie is about some poachers who encounter some strange eggs in the woods- no wait, it's about a rockin' rock-n-roll band who are going on a camping trip- no, wait, it's about an animal-loving red-haired kid named Tommy who lives with his unpleasant aunt and uncle deep in the woods. Eventually all these tales converge when Trumpy, a lovable fuzzy alien with an odd shaped head and phallic snout, hatches out of one the aforementioned strange eggs.

Tommy takes in Trumpy and teaches him the joys of jigsaw puzzles and eating peanuts (which Trumpy sucks through his snout, which should be charming but is ultimately a creepy image). Unfortunately, another alien who looks exactly like Trumpy is on a killing spree, and a case of mistaken identity could land Trumpy on the business end of alcoholic Uncle Joe's shotgun!

This is a pleasantly dumb movie, full of dumb characters and dumber dialog ("Oh yeah? Well, you're a jerk!" says Brana to his bearded sidekick). Trumpy is cool, especially when he does "magic things" like stand on the ceiling, make Tommy's laundry fly through the air, and turn an old Simon game into a slammin' beat box (Mix Master Trumpy's jams would later be pilfered by Moby, The Beastie Boys, and others). Also putting in an appearance is a picture of Ronald Reagan, which completely fooled me into thinking this was an American movie.

The MST3K episode featuring this masterpiece is available on video from Rhino, and no fan of absurd cinema should be without it!


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

13 December 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pod People See more »

Filming Locations:

Río Moros,Segovia, Spain See more »

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