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An alien couple comes to Earth and open up a pet shop in an attempt to try and eat some of Earth's children for dinner.

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Hope Perello

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Michael Davis, Brent V. Friedman (as Brent Friedman) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Kiser ... Joe Yeagher
Leigh Ann Orsi Leigh Ann Orsi ... Dena Yeagher
Spencer Vrooman Spencer Vrooman ... Mike
Joanne Baron ... Marilyn Yeagher
David Wagner David Wagner ... Charlie Yeagher
Jane Morris ... Mrs. Zimm
Jeff Michalski Jeff Michalski ... Mr. Zimm
Shashawnee Hall ... Marshall Dave
Sabrina Wiener Sabrina Wiener ... Alexis
Cody Burger Cody Burger ... Nicky
Leondardo Vincent Surdo Leondardo Vincent Surdo ... Curly
Nino Surdo Nino Surdo ... Babe
John LaMotta John LaMotta ... Tony Marino (as John La Motta)
Alfred Dennis Alfred Dennis ... Barney
Marcella Avila Marcella Avila ... Gwen
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An alien couple comes to Earth and open up a pet shop in an attempt to try and eat some of Earth's children for dinner.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bichinhos de Estimação See more »

Filming Locations:

Ridgecrest, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Film was also bumped from January and February 1995 release dates. See more »

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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Work It Up
Composed by Simon Stokes, Mark Heffernan & Wayne Joness
Performed by Suze & the Bush Pilots
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Harmless but awful SF/comedy
27 December 1998 | by angelynxSee all my reviews

Pretty, um, unique - a sci-fi comedy for little kids? Definitely trying for a Spielberg-type E.T./Goonies feel, but it's all just too cheap and silly to convince; c'mon, child-snatching villains from outer space whose earthly disguise is Nashville-style cowboy suits and "Western" accents? Other special effects are even cheesier. The kids try hard but are locked into playing "types". The whole budget was probably spent on building robots to animate the five different alien pets, which work fairly well and are cute as heck (one of them looks more like a "Furby" toy than Gizmo the Gremlin does!) --Overall harmless, but pretty awful...


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