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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
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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

When Kevin Dillon's character plays the remote control tape in the video store there are a lot of tapes on top of the VCR, one being Rumble Fish, which his brother Matt Dillion was in. See more »

Connections

References The Delta Force (1986) 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 my all-time favorites!
31 August 2002 | by timhoustontx-1See all my reviews

great concept plus great imagery: takes every-day 80's concepts that slowly meld into futuristic looking situations. E.g. girl in work-out clothes later looks futuristic... The idea that watching a video makes you crazy enough to kill is great...plus the fact that the video story is recursive...the story on the video is about people who watch a video...


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