A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Director:

John Schultz

Writers:

Mark Burton (screenplay), Adam F. Goldberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carter Jenkins ... Tom Pearson
Austin Butler ... Jake Pearson
Ashley Tisdale ... Bethany Pearson
Ashley Boettcher ... Hannah Pearson
Henri Young Henri Young ... Art Pearson
Regan Young Regan Young ... Lee Pearson
Doris Roberts ... Nana Rose Pearson
Robert Hoffman ... Ricky Dillman
Kevin Nealon ... Stuart Pearson
Gillian Vigman ... Nina Pearson
Andy Richter ... Uncle Nathan Pearson
Tim Meadows ... Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Melise ... Julie (as Malese Jow)
Megan Parker Megan Parker ... Brooke
Maggie VandenBerghe Maggie VandenBerghe ... Annie Filkins
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Storyline

Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They came from upstairs. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Malese Jow and Carter Jenkins previously worked together on the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous. See more »

Goofs

While Tom is talking to the police, from the telephone, the aliens cut the wires and the call ends but Tom is then able to hear dial tone. Dial tone comes from the telephone company central office. Cutting the wires would not allow Tom to hear a dial tone. See more »

Quotes

Jake Pearson: You're gonna need a bigger potato.
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Soundtracks

Electricity (Featuring Ya Boy)
Written and Performed by Brian Anthony
Courtesy of Socki Records - 7 Entertainment, LLC.
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User Reviews

 
If Kids Wrote Reviews, This'd Be Rated Higher
2 August 2009 | by grnthSee all my reviews

I saw this movie with my 2 kids -- ages 3 and 9. Although I can't say I cared for it much, they LOVED it. I've never seen my daughter (the 3 year old) laugh so much or sit so still at a movie.

As a grumpy adult, I couldn't ignore the irrational plot line. My kids could care less, and they adored the clever funny dialogue and the silly slapstick comedy.

I'd strongly recommend that adults stay away. I'd also strongly recommend that anyone with kids go see it.

My rating of 8 is an average. I give it a 4, but both kids give it a 10. That averages out to an 8.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland Region, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,008,423, 2 August 2009

Gross USA:

$25,200,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,881,056
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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