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Dr. Alien (1989)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1989 (Argentina)
Dr. Ackerman, the biology teacher at the local college, meets with an untimely demise when chased by a UFO. Wesley, one of his students, is having trouble attracting women. That all changes... See full summary »

Director:

David DeCoteau

Writer:

Kenneth J. Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Jayne ... Wesley Littlejohn (as Billy Jacoby)
Judy Landers ... Ms. Xenobia
Olivia Barash ... Leeanne
Stuart Fratkin ... Marvin
Raymond O'Connor ... Drax
Arlene Golonka ... Mom
Jim Hackett ... Dad
Robert Jayne ... Bradford Littlejohn (as Bobby Jacoby)
Julie Gray ... Karla
Scott Morris Scott Morris ... Dirk
Troy Donahue ... Dr. Ackerman
Tom DeFranco Tom DeFranco ... Slash
Geno Andrews ... Criz
Russell Hines Russell Hines ... Tom Tom
Ginger Lynn ... Rocker Chick #1 (as Ginger Allen)
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Dr. Ackerman, the biology teacher at the local college, meets with an untimely demise when chased by a UFO. Wesley, one of his students, is having trouble attracting women. That all changes when bombshell Ms. Xenobia takes over Ackerman's class and persuades Wesley to participate in some vitamin research she and her assistant Drax are conducting. Suddenly Wesley has become very desirable, despite the fleshy antenna that grows out of his head during excitement. His newfound success threatens to alienate the girl he really cares about (Leeanne), and Xenobia's motives may have something to do with the fact that she is not of this earth. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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She has the cure for growing pains...

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1989 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac See more »

Filming Locations:

Alhambra, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The High School exterior scenes were filmed at Cypress College in Cypress, (Southern) California. See more »

Quotes

[after the sexually violated Wesley won't come by free will to the aliens' home planet to impregnate the female aliens there]
Xenobia: Please, think about the fate of our planet!
Wesley: Oh, sure, just like you thought of what this stuff would do to me. You tampered with my life. You violated the "prime directive"!
Drax: What?
Wesley: Didn't you guys ever see Star Trek?
Drax: Well, I liked the first two seasons of the old show, and a couple of the movies were okay, but...
Xenobia: What is this "prime directive"?
Wesley: Ah, it's a rule they had ...
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Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989) See more »

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Midnight Bells
Written by Andy Landis and Joe Aloisa
Published by Andy Landis Music, Joe Aloisa Music and Jungle Boy Music BMI
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Agreeable nonsense.
20 May 2013 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

"Dr. Alien" is an enjoyably goofy production from Full Moon, a pleasingly sleazy schlock comedy with lively performances and an overall harmless appeal to it. It may be silly, but the truth is it's just about impossible to resist.

A number of familiar faces fill out major and supporting parts, so B movie lovers will be happy to see them all here. Billy Jayne, whom you may have seen in "Bloody Birthday", "Cujo", "Just One of the Guys", and 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose', stars as Wesley, a straight arrow, wimpy college student who agrees to help out with a scientific project for extra credit in his biology class. Trouble is, his new teacher, Ms. Xenobia (veteran TV bimbo Judy Landers) isn't playing it totally straight with him, and the "vitamin" that she tests on him transforms him into an irresistible stud, complete with a chittering worm that pops out of his head.

Very amiable from beginning to end, "Dr. Alien" may not have its viewers necessarily laughing out loud but it may have them smiling, at the least. It's got amusing makeup effects by Greg Cannom and his team and a non-stop, upbeat pop & rock soundtrack. It's also quite sexy, and voyeurs will love the generous servings of breast shots that director Dave DeCoteau provides. In addition to the perky Ms. Landers, the lovely ladies of the movie include Olivia Barash ("Repo Man"), Ginger Lynn, Linnea Quigley, and Laura Albert as the rocker chicks, Michelle Bauer and Karen Russell as co-eds, and Elizabeth Kaitan as a waitress. The solid schlock movie supporting cast features such people as Stuart Fratkin ("Teen Wolf Too") as the obligatory obnoxious best friend, Raymond O'Connor ("Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers") as Xenobias' nerdy associate, Arlene Golonka ("The In-Laws") as Wesley's mom, Jaynes' real-life brother Bobby ("Tremors") as his sibling, and Edy Williams ("Chained Heat") as a gym teacher. Troy Donahue gets prominent billing, but actually isn't in the movie for very long.

If you're looking for some dumb trashy fun, "Dr. Alien" is recommended. Hell, one can't knock any lowbrow comedy that actually works a message about self-esteem into its mix. It's fairly fast paced stuff with a reasonably short running time and enough gags to make it palatable.

Six out of 10.


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