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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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... Steven Mills
... Celeste Martin
... Ron Mills
... Jessie Mills
... Lucas Budlong
... Fred Glass
Ann Prentiss ... The Voice of Bag (voice)
... Grady
... Council Chief
Peter Bromilow ... Second in Command
Nina Henderson ... Cashier
... Carl Sagan (voice)
... Dr. Morosini
... Lexie
Tanya Fenmore ... Ellen
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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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She's gorgeous, and she's never been kissed. Needless to say, she's from another planet. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi novia es una extraterrestre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,854,000
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Original writer Jerico saw the story as a dark allegory about child abuse. That was how it was pitched to Paramount in 1981. They never wound up producing the film, but they do own the TV/digital rights to the story. See more »

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After Celeste starts the car by sticking her finger in the ignition, two crew members are briefly reflected in the back passenger side window as the car starts to pull away. See more »

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[reporting to her father that her stepmother is more than she seems]
Jessie Mills: I saw her drink the battery juice from your Honda!
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After all the credits roll, Jimmy Durante rather, his ghost] says "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, whereever you are" See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009) See more »

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One Good Lover
Written by Kristin Haas and Robert Massi
Performed by Siren
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Enjoyable light fluff
18 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ok, I admit to a guilty pleasure at 1)enjoying and 2) recommending this movie.

The plot is weak, the situation implausible and the secondary characters are weak. So why do I give this movie a 7/10?

Dan Aykroyd and Kim Basinger, who have some of the funniest lines in any movie.

They are both excellent as 'fish out of water' he as a nerdy social misfit and she as the space travelling investigator who has to find out how Dan Aykroyd's character was able to contact her planet from a primitive Earth.

It is a movie that definitely grows on you with repeated viewings.


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