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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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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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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Movie Was Originally called Dick and Marge Save The Earth. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Referenced in Escape Through Time (1993) See more »

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" The Earthman has a Light Grenade for a head. I think we're going to need reinforcements "
18 April 2009 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

This is a marvelous film and one which is guarantee to make you laugh. The storyline is as simple as the people who live on Spengo. The movie is called " Mom and Dad save the World." Mr and Mrs Nelson (Jeffery Jones and Teri Garr) set out on a Summer vacation. never realizing that somewhere on route, they are suddenly snared by a powerful 'Magnato' beam and taken to the planet Spengo where they land. Once there, they are captured by Emperor Tod Spengo (Jon Lovitz) a self-centered, egotistic half-wit Idiot. Naturally, his planet is populated by Idiots too. Indeed, stupidity is not only hilariously rampant, it's inherently heredity as all of Spengo's Inhabitants are idiots as well. The emperor takes Marge Nelson hostage and plans to marry her, while Dick Nelson escapes and joins a group of rebels led by Raff's son, Sirk (Dwier Brown) who seek to overthrow the monarch. To do this they enlist the Earthman's help. Upon learning, the Rebels are incredible stupid, he nevertheless decides to help them with words of encouragement, such as, " OK. So you're Idiots, they're Idiots too. Just because you're stupid, doesn't mean you can't run a planet. Hey! Come to Earth sometime." Along with varied group of Fish and dog people, a general named Afir (Thalmus Rasulala) and a prisoner called King Raff (Eric Idle), Mom and Dad have their work cut out. From beginning to end, this movie is playfully exciting and contiguously funny. So much so, it easily earns the title of comedy Classic. Highly Recommended. ****


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