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Phil the Alien (2004)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 12 July 2013 (UK)
An innocent human like alien crashes to Earth and find himself alone in the wilds of northern Canada, and then manipulated by the people he meets.

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Rob Stefaniuk

Writer:

Rob Stefaniuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Stefaniuk Rob Stefaniuk ... Phil the Alien
Nicole de Boer ... Madame Madame (as Nicole De Boer)
Brad McGinnes Brad McGinnes ... Joey
Bruce Hunter ... Jones
Seán Cullen ... Sammy the Alien
John Kapelos ... The General
Boyd Banks ... Slim
Jason Jones ... Agent Orange
Graham Greene ... Wolf
Joe Flaherty ... The Beaver (voice)
Christopher Barry Christopher Barry ... Thomas
Mike Beaver ... The Trapper
Addison Bell ... Jimmy
Claire Brosseau ... Michelle
Nick Canakis Nick Canakis ... Gabriel
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Storyline

Near a backwoods Ontario small town, a young alien, on vacation, crashes in his ship. Disoriented, this confused young extraterrestrial is captured by a young boy who, after naming him Phil, introduces him to the stupor of hard liquor before the boy's hick father throws him out. Roaring drunk and bunking with a friendly talking beaver, Phil eventually wanders into a bar where his new addiction traps him even while he wants to go home. Meanwhile, a secret US black ops organization activates a drunken field agent to find the alien. However, while he searches, Phil's easily manipulated personality leads him down paths that will profoundly affect his new native friends. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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It is as it was.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 July 2013 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 340,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of the Guns that the Fur Coat Agents wear is actually a Nintendo Zapper. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Are you staying with friends?
Phil the Alien: I'm staying with a beaver, down by the brook.
Jimmy: Oh... ha... Sounds good!
Phil the Alien: It's good.
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References Mars Needs Women (1967) See more »

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Funny, if a bit odd
2 March 2005 | by rgmurraySee all my reviews

It's a good film, and despite other reviewers stating that it "looked like a Canadian film" - it wasn't all that bad. We're not talking Beachcombers bad, we're talking "rather than buy props for one scene, the crew bought beer." The latex prop aliens and the CGI aren't all that bad. It's not huge on production values, but it's funny, and it has a TALKING BEAVER who can shoot a rifle; That alone is reason to see this. The loyalty scene with the puppies; the evil genius with the pet whales rather than the pet cat you'd be more likely to see in the hands of more serious evil geniuses; the Kill Me! alien in the glass bubble; what more could you want? Hell, there's even underage drinking and sex. It's quite possibly the perfect movie.


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