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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 »

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 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

Mike Hodges directed this movie on the condition that the production company Thorn EMI, would finance his script "Mid-Atlantic", which didn't get off the ground. 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

IRON MAIDEN
by Courtesy of Sanctuary Music Ltd.
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Sometimes memories are not obscured by time
23 December 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

I remember watching this one when it was released, what with Alas Smith and Jones being a fairly popular sketch show at the time, and my feelings now are as they were then: This film is kind of okay, but by no stretch of the imagination any good either.

It doesn't even feel much like a Smith and Jones film for some reason. The Tall Guy had more of that vibe. This one has pre-Universal popularity Jimmy Nail as one of three stupid aliens that end up on Earth and become popular even though, as the titles reveals, they're from space. And Mormons or whatever else the title says.

Mel on the other hand is the other alien that ends up on the other side of the world trying to get to his mates. Most of the genuine laughs come from Mel's side, what with the space suit sneezing and the Ken Kesey homage. Jones is kind of wasted in an Ernie Wise type role. Jimmy Nail is quite good (as he was in the eighties) as the alcoholic alien. The others involved are very 'Ealing' in their approach, which isn't funny at all.

It's up to you. I only write these reviews so I can keep track of what I watch.


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