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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

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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 »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The aliens vs. the Pearsons See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Auckland, 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At 17:10, Sparks, the first alien Tom and Jake encounter while on top of the roof, tells them "Hello, humans. We come from upstairs." This line was probably intended as a joke, where the word "upstairs" is mistakenly used to mean "space". It is also the likely source of the working title "They Came From Upstairs". See more »

Goofs

When Ricky is controlled by the alien remote and is "on pause" in the kitchen, he is wearing a blue, short sleeve, button down (sewn) shirt and short pants as Bethany confronts him from 46:55 to 47:53. Ricky is next seen at 58:51 when, under control of the alien commander, he barges into the Pearsons' barbecue dinner to get Sparks from Hannah's backpack, but he is wearing a long sleeve, collared, gray, knit, pullover shirt with full-length pants. See more »

Quotes

Bethany Pearson: This is so not happening.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the end credits See more »

Connections

References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Metal Health (Bang Your Head) 2006
Written by Frankie Banali, Carlos Cavazo, Tony Cavazo and Kevin DuBrow
Performed by Quiet Riot
Courtesy of Hands On Productions, LLC
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User Reviews

 
not as bad as thought
4 August 2009 | by dirtycoolieSee all my reviews

i personally went to see this movie with my 8yr old and the movie is really a children's movie first off if you go to see the movie expecting great cgi don't bother but if you want a decent movie to watch with your child then its good enough its a better choice than g force for sure. I am not one of those people that are go watch a movie with low expectations but this one was not a total let down there are jokes and scenes that your kids will find funny because it appeals to their understanding and plus the movies make a lot of reference to video games so if u are not into those then you'll not get most oft the jokes but i must admit it is a bit corny


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