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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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A creature from another planet tries to seduce a shy Earth physicist to gain control over his researches. The result of this important mission much exceeded her expectations.

Director:

Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Jerico Stone (as Jerico), Herschel Weingrod | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Steven Mills
Kim Basinger ... Celeste Martin
Jon Lovitz ... Ron Mills
Alyson Hannigan ... Jessie Mills
Joseph Maher ... Lucas Budlong
Seth Green ... Fred Glass
Ann Prentiss ... The Voice of Bag (voice)
Wesley Mann ... Grady
Tony Jay ... Council Chief
Peter Bromilow ... Second in Command
Nina Henderson Nina Henderson ... Cashier
Harry Shearer ... Carl Sagan (voice)
Adrian Sparks Adrian Sparks ... Dr. Morosini
Juliette Lewis ... Lexie
Tanya Fenmore Tanya Fenmore ... Ellen
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Storyline

An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn't aware of the connection between her arrival and his work. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Man's closest encounter See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Director Richard Benjamin worried about the claw-like fake nails Kim Basinger wore for the film: "The most horrifying call we could get was from her driver, saying that a nail broke on the way in." See more »

Goofs

When Celeste removes eggs from the pan, boiling water drips onto the glowing electric element, yet it doesn't hiss and steam. See more »

Quotes

[watching a video of two people having sex]
Celeste Martin: That is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.
The Bag: That's why we gave it up 3,000 years ago.
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits roll, Jimmy Durante rather, his ghost] says "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, whereever you are" See more »


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Whole Night
Written by Mighty Sparrow (as Slinger Francisco)
Performed by Mighty Sparrow (as The Mighty Sparrow)
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charming little story
26 October 2001 | by babeulousSee all my reviews

This movie was fun. I don't know why everyone is ragging on it. Deserving, nerdy guy gets the girl and saves the world. Nice salutes to movies of the '40s. If the plot's weak, it's because there's not much conflict, no diabolical scheming bad guy. The characters are all sweet and real enough that you care about them. Ms. Basinger is pretty, but if you want to see her do sexy, see _Cool World_.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Stepmother Is an Alien See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,066,980, 11 December 1988

Gross USA:

$13,854,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,854,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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