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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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4 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alyson Hannigan dance date is Seth Green. The two would later play Willow and Oz on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)." See more »

Goofs

When Celeste puts on lipstick in the opening, she blows a kiss directly at the camera. Later on, she claims to know nothing about kissing, and asks Bag about it. See more »

Quotes

[as the Mills dog sniffs The Bag]
The Bag: Back off, Alpo Breath!
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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 »

Connections

Features The World's Greatest Lover (1977) See more »

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Pump Up The Volume
Written by Steve Young and Martyn Young (as Martin Young)
Performed by Marrs (as M.A.R.R.S.)
Courtesy of 4th And Broadway Records
A division of Island Records
By license from 4 A.D. Records
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Hey, it's not that bad!
11 March 2002 | by neekfenwickSee all my reviews

I rate this film as "so bad, it's kinda good". It reeks of everything I feel the Eighties was trying to get away from when it became the Nineties, however nostalgia will forever hallow certain themes, in a "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" sort of way.

Certainly by today's standards this movie is very corny and lacks any real depth sought by movie lovers everywhere, but it has a lot of tongue in cheek charm that other movies lack. It's possible I only say these things because I first saw the film when quite young and I remember liking it... that's a great way to end up liking films that other people really cannot get along with.

As a summary, I couldn't sit down and watch this film with any of my friends, but it would be a perfect companion on a slow evening when I'm ill and had a few beers and need my mind taking off things. Like this evening.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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