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Remote Control (1988)

A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes ... See full summary »

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Jeff Lieberman

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Jeff Lieberman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Dillon ... Cosmo
Deborah Goodrich ... Belinda Watson
Christopher Wynne Christopher Wynne ... Georgie
Frank Beddor ... Victor
Jennifer Tilly ... Allegra James
Kaaren Lee Kaaren Lee ... Patricia
Bert Remsen ... Bill Denver
Jamie McEnnan Jamie McEnnan ... Matthew (as Jaime McEnnan)
Jerold Pearson Jerold Pearson ... Alan Bard
Jennifer Buchanan Jennifer Buchanan ... Julia Bard
Deborah Downey Deborah Downey ... Eva
Will Nye ... Milo
Marilyn Adams Marilyn Adams ... Neighbor #1
Dick Warlock ... Mr. James (as Richard Warlock)
Ann Walker Ann Walker ... Mrs. James
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Storyline

A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes can be distributed world-wide and their only weapon is a special remote control. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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As close to home as your VCR. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Controle Remoto See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The jacuzzi in the opening scene was only a foot deep. See more »

Connections

References Sudden Death (1985) See more »

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Body Beat
Written by Wells Christie
Published by Tyrell-Mann Music Corp.
Performed by Wells Christie
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One of the impressive movies in my life
14 August 2012 | by danask2008See all my reviews

I have seen this movie on TV. When I was a kid, I was really into the Sci- Fi movies and I used to watch them whenever it was running on TV. This film was one of them.

It seems like low budget film, but the basic idea is so interesting. Even though this movie was made in 80's, most of scene are good except for several unnecessary and weird action. If some famous directors remake this, it will be fantastic. Also, the female actress, Deborah is so cute. She's not so popular in my country, but I know she was starred in April Fool's Day.

I've got this film recently. It was really hard, but it deserved it and reminded me of the old memory.


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