Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

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Steve Barron
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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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Consume mass quantities! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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Michelle Burke who plays Connie Conehead is from Definance Ohio . Parker Posey who is Friends with Michelle Burke in real life and played one of her best friends in the film is known for staring in 4 of the Christopher Guest mockumentry movies along with Actor Michael Hitchcock who played her husband in Best of shows also grew up in Definance Ohio See more »

Goofs

Beldar and Prymat call the fried eggs "fried chicken embryos". However embryos are clusters of fertilized eggs, and the eggs we eat are not even fertilized. They should be called "fried chicken gametes". See more »

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Prymatt Conehead: My pluvarb has broken. The birth spasm has begun.
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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 Cruel Intentions (1999) See more »

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Devil with the Blue Dress On
By Shorty Long (as Frederick Long) & William Stevenson
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coneheads See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,100,501, 25 July 1993

Gross USA:

$21,274,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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