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Eat and Run (1987)

A humanoid alien lands on earth, and soon discovers he likes to eat Italian. Italian people, that is. Incompetent detective McSorely is the only one with a clue about what's going on, and ... See full summary »


Christopher Hart


Stan Hart (screenplay), Christopher Hart (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Silver ... Mickey McSorely
Sharon Sharth ... Judge Cheryl Cohen (as Sharon Schlarth)
Pat Ryan ... Murray Creature (as R. L. Ryan)
John J. Fleming John J. Fleming ... The Police Captain
Derek Murcott Derek Murcott ... Sorely McSorely
Robert Silver Robert Silver ... Pusher
Mimi Cecchini Mimi Cecchini ... Grandmother
Tony Moundroukas Tony Moundroukas ... Zepoli Kid
Frank Nastasi Frank Nastasi ... Pick-up Driver
Peter Waldren Peter Waldren ... Dinkleman
Gabriel Barre Gabriel Barre ... Mime
Ruth Jaroslow Ruth Jaroslow ... Crossing Guard
George Peter Ryan George Peter Ryan ... Narcotics Cop
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Italian Ices Vendor
Tom Mardirosian ... Scarpetti


A humanoid alien lands on earth, and soon discovers he likes to eat Italian. Italian people, that is. Incompetent detective McSorely is the only one with a clue about what's going on, and even his grasp of the situation isn't too firm. The rest of the police force thinks he's crazy, while the alien continues sampling the Italian cuisine of New York City. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A comedy with taste. See more »


Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

20 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Harry See more »

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BFD See more »
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1.66 : 1
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"It's pish," I said to myself
6 January 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Man, this is by no means as bad as eighties crappy comedies like 91/2 ninjas, but it's not so hilarious as it thinks it is either.

An alien (played by a giant actor who is sadly no longer with us) lands on Earth and immediately starts chowing down on the Italian populace of New York, because, you know, Italian food tastes the best (except curry).

It's all down to cop Ron Silver to bring down the alien, with one complication, the judge he's banging (badly) turns out to be Italian, but she's also going easy on criminals and lets the alien go and also falls in love with him, but what happens when the alien finds out she's Italian.

Full of many, many failed gags, Eat and Run almost works due to Silver's constant narrating of the plot to himself and others (which works very well when he meets his dad, who does the same thing). A lot of bad jokes too, however, as it's going for a kind of Airplane type atmos but doesn't quite make it. Ron Silver ain't with us anymore either. That's depresses me. Can actors from the eighties stop dying please? It's not a film I would have tracked down hadn't I purchased it and 25 other dvds for £3 at Polmadie Car Boot Sale...

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