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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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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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Production Co:

Cannon Group See more »
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Color:

Color
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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 »

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Rotating Restaurants, The B52s, and Adam West--oh it's a scene, man!
7 March 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

Doin' Time on Planet Earth is seriously off-the-wall stupid comedy and one that might make you wonder why Adam West was never in more comedy like this (I've only seen him in parts making references to his role as TV's Batman).

An alienated teenager learns that he is the leader of an alien race and he must help them to return to their planet. This wacky series of events occurs during his brother's weekend wedding, which he was ordered by his family to behave as normally as he possibly can. Add to the mix Matt Adler as the kid's horny best friend and the B52's, and you have yourself some good times. There are so many funny little occurences going on, it's a scene man!

It's a good little film.


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