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Can of Worms (1999)

A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.

Director:

Paul Schneider

Writers:

Kathy Mackel (teleplay), Kathy Mackel (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shulman ... Mike Pillsbury
Erika Christensen ... Katelyn
Adam Wylie ... Nick
Andrew Ducote Andrew Ducote ... Jay
Lee Garlington ... Dana Pillsbury
Brighton Hertford Brighton Hertford ... Jill Pillsbury
Marcus Turner ... Scott
Malcolm McDowell ... Barnabus (voice)
Chris Davies Chris Davies ... Ryan
Marie Stillin ... Mrs. Nickerson
Jessica Murdoch Jessica Murdoch ... Katelyn's Friend
Terry David Mulligan ... Coach Trembly
Brian Steele ... Thoad
Hrothgar Mathews ... Thoad Man (as Hrothgar Matthews)
J.D. Hall ... Thoad (voice) (as JD Hall)
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A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.

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Taglines:

Who's Got Time to Be a Teenager When You Have to Save the World?

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caixa de Pandora See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Barnabus: Many who feel out-of-place here look down. But not you, Mike Pillsbury. You looked to the stars. Remarkable.
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References Sleepaway Camp (1983) See more »

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sweet but no jim henson
11 April 1999 | by NAHNCEESee all my reviews

About a teenaged boy suffering rejection angst who messages The Universe to come and take him away because he doesn't belong on earth. The movie overall is "sweet" - no one is too awful, and nothing too terrible happens to him. The production values are so low as to become distracting; i.e., the aliens are not cute or interesting, the halloween dance has a total of about 20 participants, and his "high tech equipment" consists of a laptop and a backyard satellite dish. You have never heard of any of the actors in this, except for the kid nextdoor neighbor. I watched it because TV Guide rated it very very highly - I wonder what they were thinking of.


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