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Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

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Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other inhabitants of his ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Garr ... Marge Nelson
Jeffrey Jones ... Dick Nelson
Jon Lovitz ... Emperor Tod Spengo
Thalmus Rasulala ... General Afir
Wallace Shawn ... Sibor, Semage's Beau
Eric Idle ... King Raff
Dwier Brown ... Sirk, Raff's Son
Kathy Ireland ... Semage, Raff's Daughter
Suzanne Ventulett Suzanne Ventulett ... Stephanie Nelson
Michael Stoyanov ... Carl, Stephanie's Boyfriend
Danny Cooksey ... Alan Nelson
Charlie Dell ... Minister for Wedding
Laurie Main ... Chorus Master
Jim Maniaci Jim Maniaci ... Gunnery Operator
Dennis Madalone Dennis Madalone ... Sentry Rebel


Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins reliving episodes of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers in order to rescue Marge, save the Earth, and restore the rightful king to the throne. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Boldy going where no parents have gone before.


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Release Date:

24 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick and Marge Save the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clara, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$984,627, 26 July 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Movie Was Originally called Dick and Marge Save The Earth. See more »


When Dick and Marge are out of control on the highway, the man driving the car in far shots is very obviously not Jeffrey Jones. See more »


King Raff: [Voiceover] At the very edge of the galaxy is our world. The tiny planet known, as Spengo. For many decades, I was the king of this planet. The people were happy and their lives were good... But also, alas, we were a planet of idiots. Then, one day, the most bloodthirsty, fearsome villain had ever seen seized power, imprisoned me, and renamed the planet after himself. His name - Todd Spengo.
[Todd Spengo is walking and runs into a low pipe]
King Raff: Well alright, so he's not exactly fearsome - but he ...
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Imaginative, fun, great and...SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE HEAD!!!
13 August 2001 | by LuzermallratkidSee all my reviews

Man. This film is fun, goofy, and full of great performances. Jeffery Jones is funny as the "bored with life" dad, and who could forget Jon Lovitz and his hilarious proformance as Todd Spango! I have to disagree with Maltin (As I seem to do alot) about this film. Its a wonderful film and it has a good message: Don't mess with Earth Dick!

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