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Spaced Invaders (1990)

Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds".

Writers:

Patrick Read Johnson (screenplay), Scott Lawrence Alexander (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Barr ... Sam
Royal Dano ... Wrenchmuller
Ariana Richards ... Kathy
J.J. Anderson J.J. Anderson ... Brian (Duck)
Gregg Berger ... Klembecker
Wayne Alexander ... Vern
Fred Applegate ... Russell
Patrika Darbo ... Mrs. Vanderspool
Tonya Williams ... Ernestine (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Ryan Todd ... Sid Ghost
Barry O'Neill Barry O'Neill ... Clown Kid
Adam Hansley Adam Hansley ... Pig Kid
Casey Sander ... Radio Announcer
Rose Parenti Rose Parenti ... Old Wife
Glen Vernon ... Old Guy #1
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Storyline

When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it's difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They said outer space has intelligent life. They were wrong. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This is the second alien invasion film Royal Dano has been in. He was in Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988). In both movies, he plays a old farmer with a dog. See more »

Goofs

In the latter half of the film, whenever Wrenchmuller takes a picture, you can see that his camera is missing its lens. See more »

Quotes

[the sheriff watches a surveillance tape as the "War of the Worlds" broadcast on the radio finishes - he pauses it and sees the Martian spaceship flying past]
Orson Welles: So if your doorbell rings, and nobody's there, that was no Martian. It's Halloween.
Sheriff Sam Hoxly: You wanna bet?
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Connections

References Space Invaders (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Polka Changed My Life Today
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lacques
Courtesy of Rotondi Records
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TOTALLY FUNNY
24 September 2004 | by becca239See all my reviews

I've watched this movie so many times the video is worn out. It is a movie I can put on whenever I need a good laugh. The farmer is hilarious, the duck boy is too. It's an overall feel good movie. Even kids 12 and up can watch it without being inundated with sexual innuendos, violence and cursing. The TNT award at the end is the best... "well, you can just say your prayers." LOL Oh yea, and so are the two old guys and the old woman after the martians fly by them when they are crash-landing on earth - "okay, go get the bucket" It's great! I think kids under 10 might be frightened by the enforcer drone, maybe. I don't know though, with all the crap they see on TV on a regular basis, it might not be. So go out an rent it today! If you have Blockbuster Rewards(TM) program, you can use one of your free rentals and you'll enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Martians!!! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,474,336, 29 April 1990

Gross USA:

$15,369,573

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,369,573
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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