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Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)

Through a series of extraordinary circumstances, an eccentric teenager believes he may be the alien prince of a distant planet, ready to lead his brethren home.

Director:

Charles Matthau

Writers:

Darren Star (story), Andrew Licht (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Strouse Nicholas Strouse ... Ryan Richmond
Andrea Thompson ... Lisa Winston
Martha Scott ... Virginia Camalier
Adam West ... Charles Pinsky
Hugh Gillin ... Fred Richmond
Matt Adler ... Dan Forrester
Timothy Patrick Murphy ... Jeff Richmond
Candice Azzara ... Edna Pinsly (as Candy Azzara)
Isabelle Walker Isabelle Walker ... Jenny Camalier
Gloria Henry ... Mary Richmond
Paula Irvine ... Marilyn Richmond
Hugh O'Brian ... Richard Camalier
Roddy McDowall ... Minister
Maureen Stapleton ... Helium Balloon Saleslady
Dominick Brascia ... The Jock
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Storyline

Eccentric teen, Ryan Richmond lives with his family in a hotel they own in Arizona. He spends his days at school with his best friend, Dan. Stuck without a date for his brother's wedding, Ryan goes to a computer dating service. He's told he might be an alien stuck on Earth along with thousands of others. Soon, an oddball couple - the Pinskys arrive and tell Ryan he's an alien prince meant to lead his brethren home. That's when things get weird... Written by Kyle Palkowski

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Taglines:

A story of teenage alienation.

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was Timothy Patrick Murphy's final film before his death on December 6, 1988 at the age of 29. See more »

Goofs

In Ryan's biographical slide show at the beginning of the movie, he says that for Halloween he went as an adverb. However his costume has the suffixes "ing" and "ment" written on his leotard. These are suffixes are not adverbial. See more »

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Had its moments
22 May 1999 | by Otis-9See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the previous review of this movie; I thought it was okay. I saw it once or twice on cable a few years ago and was amused. The lounge singer, for example, I found to be funny (The "Stop in the name of love" scene was a riot) and the other characters in the movie were equally out there. This is one of those movies you can't take too seriously. I'm not saying it's a great movie, but you have to look at as an off the wall comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boltsi hukassa, pallo jalassa See more »

Filming Locations:

Palmdale, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$29,576

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,576
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Cannon Group See more »
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Color:

Color
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