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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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Greg Beeman
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$984,627, 26 July 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,034,470
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Idle previously played a character who was losing his memory because he had been in prison for so long in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Dick first meets the killer mushrooms, his hair changes inconsistently between shots. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Todd Spengo: What are you doing in my head?
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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 23 July 1992 (1992) See more »

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Outstanding "sci-fi" example in the "outrageous absurd parody" genre.
14 February 2005 | by corwin-6See all my reviews

This movie is outstanding in the context of its genre ("absurd parody", sub-genre science fiction). Analogous to the Leslie Neilsen "Naked Gun" movies (crime), Mel Brooks' movies (e.g., Blazing Saddles), or anything at all by Monty Pyton.

The closest movie in topic and sensibility is probably Brooks' "Spaceballs" -- which was directed at "Star Wars", whereas "Mom & Dad" seemed aimed broadly at Flash Gordon, et al.

While this movie is clearly not to everyone's taste, I found the parody in this little gem hilarious.

And assuming you like the broad parody of the other movies mentioned, I expect you would too.


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