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Morons from Outer Space (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 September 1985 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Pearce ... Sandra Brock
... Desmond Brock
Paul Bown ... Julian Tope
... Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA (as James B. Sikking)
... Commander Grenville Matteson
Tristram Jellinek ... Simpson
... Stanley Benson
... Bernard
Griff Rhys Jones ... Graham Sweetley
John Joyce ... Chief Inspector Miller
... Godfrey (as Mark Jones)
Leonard Fenton ... Commissionaire
André Maranne ... Prof. Trousseau (as Andre Maranne)
Joanna Dickens ... Lady Farmer
R.J. Bell ... Klutz
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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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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corra! Os ETs Chegaram  »

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$441,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,409,137
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The place where the space-ship crash-landed was the M1 motorway between Leeds and London. See more »

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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 »

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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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Spoofs The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

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THE ENTERTAINER
(uncredited)
Music by Scott Joplin
Arranged by Peter Brewis
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embarrassing!
30 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's not often that you see a film that is pure, unmitigated crap. This is one of them. (Hell, even the 2/10 rating is generous)

The humour used is film is unspeakably infantile. Some of if, though, is very much of its time. There are some sly digs at the cult of celebrity and Britain in the 1980s.

The only thing in this film that did it for me was Mel Smith's slightly sympathetic role as the unfortunate alien, Bernard. While we're on the subject, I don't even know why Smith, and his co-star, Griff Rhys-Jones ever bothered making this piece of trash in the first place!!!

One major turn-off for me was the rather gaudy, tacky, cheaply-made look of the film. In fact, the whole thing looks rather false and plastic!!

Compared to "Morons From Outer Space", director Mike Hodges' previous effort of the decade, "Flash Gordon" look like a Bafta award-winning masterpiece.

If you've got nothing else better to do, I really would NOT recommend renting this film out!!


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