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Coneheads (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 23 July 1993 (USA)
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Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

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Steve Barron
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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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This marked the feature film debut of Joey Lauren Adams. See more »

Goofs

The mole on the mother's forehead disappears in some shots. This is most noticeable when she is speaking with Connie in her room. See more »

Quotes

Otto: A more honorable man I have not known.
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Alternate Versions

A cable-TV version includes a scene with Beldar and Primat chatting with friends shortly after their return to Remulac. See more »

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Referenced in 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Free World Baby
By Michael Stipe (as John Michael Stipe), Bill Berry (as William Berry),
Peter Buck & Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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A Pleasant Surprise
17 February 2003 | by brijess-2See all my reviews

Coneheads is one of the best "Saturday Night Live" movies. I was expecting a light comedy but what I got was a whole lot more. Following a similar plot to the skit, Coneheads is the story about the Beldar Conehead family who crash 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.

This is where the movie shows its heart. It could have been a movie of comedy bits but by the end, it is about happiness in a stable family, which is quite refreshing in these days of depressing movies about divorces and unmarried couples. It is nice to see Beldar be a father figure to his daughter rather than the "Let Your Kids Be Who They Are" mentality of these days. The direction of the film in excellent, setting up many nice visual gags and shots that are very impressive for a comedy film. And at times, the film feels "epic" as you see the family on the run from the INS, to moving to the suburbs to returning to their planet.

There are great performances throughout the film and the many cameos are perfect. Look for funny scenes from Jan Hooks, Adam Sandler, Michael Richards, and Garrett Morris. Michelle Burke makes a nice debut as Connie Conehead and I expect to see more of her in the future.

On the surface, this seems like a dumb movie and it has received many poor reviews. But if you sit back and let it take you on an adventure (and if you can keep up with the way the Coneheads use different words for common items) you will be pleasantly surprised.


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