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Beer Money (2001)

Three guys find a space alien in the woods and attempt to sell it to a tabloid TV show, with disastrous results.


Joshua Butler


Rich Wilkes




Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Tim Maroon
Mercedes McNab ... Echo Olvera
Nick von Esmarch ... David 'Rut' Rutledge
J.P. Manoux ... Neal Blank
Gabriel Pimentel ... Greenie The Alien
Byron Lucas Byron Lucas ... Crash
Jeremy Radick Jeremy Radick ... Cosmo
Giacomo Baessato ... Flap Snellberg
Kirsten Robek ... Dove, Tim's Sister
Mark Brandon ... Mitch McKaye
Dee Jay Jackson ... Bill Buster
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Echo's Dad, Vid King
Sarah Hayward ... Irate Video Customer
Robert Parent ... Young Mechanic
Leanne Adachi Leanne Adachi ... U.E. Secretary


Tim, a failed weatherman, returns to his small hometown to hang out with his high school friends, Rut, a fat jock and Neal, a bald geek. They go camping and sight a UFO landing. They hide in the bushes and watch as a small green alien, Greenie, rummages through their packs and eats their food. With the idea that they could make enough beer money for life Rut shoots Greenie as he is making his way back to the ship. The helpless Greenie has the ability to regenerate though, and Rut has to kill him several more times in various cruel and violent ways. They also torture the alien to try and get it to 'talk'. A female friend comes to the rescue and convinces Tim that they must let the alien go home. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Release Date:

19 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caindo na Farra See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Neil Blank: Hey, did you guys catch Star Matrix this week? It was a full Vixella episode. It was the atomic bomb! There's this part where Vixella is crawling down a tube on all fours, and Lieutenant Zim is right behind her. Okay, Vixella has her booty hiked up right in his face. The guy is such a wuss that he doesn't even go for it. What a homo!
Tim Maroon: Hey, Blank, do you... touch yourself while watching Star Matrix?
Neil Blank: [stops laughing] No!
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Spoofs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Good movie.
2 May 2003 | by forksupSee all my reviews

This tv movie was of the teen-college type genre I would say, and I loved it, kinda stupid, but good none the less. No real notable actors except Mark-Paul Gosselaar who played Zach on saved by the bell, and J.P manoux, who is in a lot of things. Also Imight add the writer for this also wrote "triple X or "XXX" and "XXX2"

This movie has potential to be a cult classic......

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