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Morons from Outer Space (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 September 1985 (USA)
A trio of moronic aliens crash-land on Earth and become celebrities, while a fourth alien, who arrives separately, finds himself ignored.

Director:

Mike Hodges
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Pearce Joanne Pearce ... Sandra Brock
Jimmy Nail ... Desmond Brock
Paul Bown Paul Bown ... Julian Tope
James Sikking ... Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA (as James B. Sikking)
Dinsdale Landen ... Commander Grenville Matteson
Tristram Jellinek Tristram Jellinek ... Simpson
George Innes ... Stanley Benson
Mel Smith ... Bernard
Griff Rhys Jones ... Graham Sweetley
John Joyce John Joyce ... Chief Inspector Miller
Mark Lewis Jones ... Godfrey (as Mark Jones)
Leonard Fenton Leonard Fenton ... Commissionaire
André Maranne ... Prof. Trousseau (as Andre Maranne)
Joanna Dickens Joanna Dickens ... Lady Farmer
R.J. Bell ... Klutz
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Storyline

3 aliens get a bit of their 'friend', Bernard, hacked off. Bernard keeps making the prat of himself play space ball. It's while he is playing space ball that the 2 others start playing around with the ship's controls. They accidentally disconnect his part of the ship, leaving him stranded whilst they crash into a large blue planet close by...

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Taglines:

One Giant Leap ... BACKWARDS! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Names of the acts appearing at the rock concert were "The Inkblobs" and "The Aliens" (in America). See more »

Goofs

In the view showing the landing on Earth of Bernard after he and his chair were ejected from the spacecraft, the crane used to drop the actor in front of the camera can briefly be seen at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Since the beginning of time, man has looked to the stars and wondered if others like ourselves existed. Would they be super-intelligent, peaceful, sensitive? Our story will go some way to answering these eternal questions.
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Connections

References Born Free (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

AMERICAN PATROL
Music by F.W. Meacham (uncredited)
as performed by Billy May
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Earth's first alien visitors are a bunch of uneducated space truckers.
7 October 2017 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

There's a few chuckles in this sci-fi comedy about earth's first alien visitors being essentially a bunch of uneducated space truckers. Mel Smith co-wrote and stars in the film and somehow managed to snag respected British director Mike Hodges to helm the film. The picture was also shot by ace cinematographer Phil Meheux, who's done everything from multiple James Bond pictures to "The Smurfs" to "The Long Good Friday". However, the concept likely would have worked better as a short film or SNL skit than a feature length film and the plot drags on far too long. Worth a look, but nothing special.


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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Morons from Outer Space See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$441,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,137
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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