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Morons from Outer Space (1985)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 André Maranne ... Prof. Trousseau (as Andre Maranne)
Joanna Dickens Joanna Dickens ... Lady Farmer
R.J. Bell 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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One Giant Leap ... BACKWARDS! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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:

Corra! Os ETs Chegaram See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$441,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,409,137
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the planet that the morons from outer space came from was "Planet Blob". 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

Spoofs The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE
Written by Mel Smith and Peter Brewis
Performed by The Morons
Produced by John I. Walters and Peter Brewis
Released through BMI Records Ltd.
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I loved it!
17 September 2005 | by klaatu42See all my reviews

If you are expecting a film called Morons from Outer Space to somehow be incredibly deep and fulfilling, you're approaching it all wrong.

This film presents exactly what it sets out to present: a campy, hilarious comedy without pretense. Reminiscent of films like Crime Wave and even the Pink Panther films, it is well acted by a great cast.

Don't go into this film expecting the answers to life, the universe and everything (that's a different story). Watch this movie for fun and check your higher intellect at the door.

Smith and Jones, who have long had great on-screen chemistry in television, are strangely separated for the majority of this film... living in two separate sub-plots.

Watching the film, you would think they must have had a moderately high budget, but I have a feeling they just made good use of what they had.

Don't discount this movie based solely on the other reviews here. I personally have laughed out loud so much I've had to pause it. You have to pay close attention and listen to everything to get the funniest bits.


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