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Zonad (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 March 2010 (Ireland)
When the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor, they assume he's an alien. Zonad is more than happy to oblige.

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Credited cast:
David Murray ... Benson
Kevin Maher Kevin Maher ... Jimmy Cassidy
Donna Dent Donna Dent ... Mary Cassidy
Rory Keenan ... Guy Hendrickson
Geoff Minogue Geoff Minogue ... Richard Cassidy
David Pearse ... Francis O'Connor / Bonad
Janice Byrne Janice Byrne ... Jenny Cassidy
Simon Delaney ... Liam Murphy / Zonad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bennett Andrew Bennett ... Mr. Madigan
Niamh Burke Niamh Burke ... Girl in Car 2
Bernie Butler Bernie Butler ... Local Woman (as Bernadette Butler)
Kevin Cleary Kevin Cleary ... School Nerd
Denis Conway Denis Conway ... Doctor Glonad
William Craul William Craul ... Petrol Pump Attendant
Brian de Salvo Brian de Salvo ... Dr. Ziegler


In the small Irish town of Ballymoran, the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor. The logical conclusion that they come to is that he must be an alien. When the alcoholic rehab escapee awakens, he continues the ruse and passes himself off as Zonad, an alien who has landed on their planet. Life is grand for Zonad as he becomes an instant celebrity who gets free beer, a nice house, and lots and lots of women throwing themselves at him. But when a town resident becomes suspicious and fellow rehab-escapee-turned-alien, Bonad, shows up, Zonad may not be able to continue living the charmed life. Written by napierslogs

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Doctor Glonad: Would you tell me how to get ot Ballymoran, please?
Petrol Pump Attendant: Ballymoran? Down here. First turn to your right, then your second left, then three rights, then it's a right after the little small church, and then you keep going down another half a mile, then you see three donkeys and a turkey, another left, and then a right, and then two rights and then a left, a right, take a left at the sheep, then you turn left, then right and you come to a cross road, there's another left and a right...
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Nonad, why pick OUR planet?
25 May 2013 | by frankf-10See all my reviews

My sweet jayzuz! In only 75 minutes this pea-brain adolescent wreck seeks to cut the legs out from under the long-deserved Irish rep as a country of endearing, witty and artful storytellers.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen (and I am an ancient, so I have seen plenty). After watching the entire film because my beloved wife wouldn't give up on it, I could only think: boring, sophomoric, witless, crude, poorly acted, jam packed with the requisite "dirty words" and pissing sequences... Great gawd almighty, wot has become of motion picture culture??? Have ye no shame, ye "Irish" poseurs? But then I read something here or on Netflix indicating that this production should be seen as a parody of American teenage gross-out movies. Oh, OK, now I get it: a witless parody of a witless genre! Right. Seen like this, I guess it is a masterpiece.

Do yourself a favor, forget this empty glass. Go make a friend at the pub around the corner and raise a glass and sing a dirge to the Irish wit of yore.

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