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Coneheads (1993)

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Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Knott ... Air Traffic Controller
Jonathan Penner ... Captain Air Traffic
Whip Hubley ... F-16 Pilot
Dan Aykroyd ... Beldar Conehead / Donald R. DeCicco
Jane Curtin ... Prymatt Conehead / Mary Margaret DeCicco
Howard Napper Howard Napper ... Ang Pilot
Michael Richards ... Motel Clerk
Eddie Griffin ... Customer
Sinbad ... Otto
Phil Hartman ... Marlax
Adam Sandler ... Carmine
Grant Martell Grant Martell ... Hispanic Man #1
Art Bonilla ... Hispanic Man #2
David Spade ... Eli Turnbull, INS Agent
Rosa Maria Briz Rosa Maria Briz ... Hispanic Woman (as Rosa Briz)
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Storyline

An alien couple known as Beldar and Prymatt with cone-shaped heads from the planet called Remulak is mistakenly ditched on earth, during a scouting mission for planet conquest. While here, they dodge the INS, have a child and discover that life on Earth is quite good. But unfortunately they are being chased by the government who knows something is not quite right with the Conehead family. After they are rescued and taken back to their planet, Beldar vows to return to earth and conquer it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for comic nudity and some double entendre humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabeças de Cone See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,274,717
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd took his daughter (Danielle) to see the film being made, and she was so fascinated by the conehead costumes she asked for one of her own. She was cast as Connie age three, so she could get her own cone. See more »

Goofs

After the Coneheads return from Remulak, we see Beldar's golf trophy in his living room. Just to the left of the trophy, we see the makeshift golf club Beldar had when he "knarftled the garthok" on Remulak. However, when they exited the spaceship after they returned to Earth, nobody was carrying it. See more »

Quotes

Beldar Conehead: [Catching Ronnie and Connie together] NYAAAAHHH! Senso-rings? Where did you get those?
Connie: Under your bed?
Beldar Conehead: Unacceptable! Your cone is too young!
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Referenced in TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) See more »

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Silk Cuts
Written, Performed & Produced by Michael Muhlfriedel & Christopher Guardino (as Chris Guardino)
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a pleasant little film
12 June 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The fact that this is a good film AND it was done by ex-SNL actors help this movie to really stand out for me. Dan Aykroyd is terrific as Beldar and it shows that he CAN do a decent film (and he's done some stinkers--Neighbors, 1941, Nothing But Trouble, Dr. Detroit).

As I said above, I haven't been that impressed by many of the films by ex-SNL cast members--especially when they are movie-length versions of SNL skits. However, this movie expands on the characters and has great heart. In other words, despite the humor, the lead characters come off as sympathetic and decent. If the characters had been just like they were in the skits, the movie would have fallen flat on its face. Instead, we are treated to many instances when the Coneheads try so hard to fit in and be the average American family. It's also quite amusing that almost no one seems to notice that they AREN'T! There are many SNL-related cameos and supporting players throughout the movie and they are pretty well integrated (i.e., they usually don't seem like tacked on cameos but fit within the plot). Also, although I generally hate David Spade, his annoying personality fits in perfectly with the character he plays.

This is a good film for the whole family. It's cute, funny and actually has amazingly good family values!


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