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In the midst of a frantic evacuation effort in the hours preceding a predicted earthquake, True World Forces agent Weed (Stephen Baldwin) and his partner, Payne (David Rasche), must secure ... See full summary »

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Amos Poe

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Amos Poe (story), Joel Rose (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Weed
David Rasche ... Payne
Tom Kenny ... Joe Blow
Alexis Arquette ... McHacker
Bai Ling ... Amelia A
Afifi Alaouie Afifi Alaouie ... Amelia B
Blair Valk Blair Valk ... Amelia C
Jennifer MacDonald Jennifer MacDonald ... Amelia D
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Amelia E
Sam Scarber ... General Mills
Marcos A. Ferraez ... Gonzolo
Clint Culp ... Overweight Soldier
Greg Wrangler ... TWF #1
Greg Collins ... TWF #2
David Millbern ... Medic #1
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In the midst of a frantic evacuation effort in the hours preceding a predicted earthquake, True World Forces agent Weed (Stephen Baldwin) and his partner, Payne (David Rasche), must secure a bizarre alien spacecraft suspected to have crashed somewhere in The City.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvo da Sedução See more »

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In This Place Here
Performed by The Palladinos
Written by Angelo Palladino
Published by Pangaea Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Pangaea Records
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8 December 1998 | by "Manos!"See all my reviews

The people responsible for this masterpiece knew EXACTLY what they were doing! I can almost picture it: "What? No budget? Oh, well, let's have fun anyway!" It's as if the director used this flick as an opportunity to compile a resume' of styles (hence the random Homicide: Life on the Street camerawork in one scene), and the actors were just there for a good time. It's great.

Set in the "not-too distant future", martial law has been declared in The City in leu of a looming earthquake. However, the earthquake is merely a ruse, a story fed to the public so the TWF (True World Forces) can capture an alien spotted over the city some few days earlier. A TWF agent runs into the alien (a *hottie* who can change her apperance, while always remaining - of course - a hottie), and the two go off and, um, compare their respective physiologies (yeah, that's it). Other things happen, too, but who pays attention to plot nowadays?

The effects are poor, but it's the *little* things that really made this film. The chalk outlines. The phone book. The beautiful rooftop view of The City. The officer's club/strip joint/medicenter. These minute details were handled (fondled, even) with the utmost care, thus making this film the cinematic treasure it is. Don't be confused: this flick is BAD. But that's okay. It's as if the director & stars agreed to make as entertaining a film as they could with the $5.63 budget they had. I loved every minute of it!


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