After crash landing near a desert town, an alien enlists the help of a local waitress to re-capture a monster that escaped from the wreckage of his space ship.

Director:

R.W. Goodwin

Writers:

Steven P. Fisher (screenplay) (as Steven Fisher), James Swift (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric McCormack ... Dr. Ted Lewis / Urp
Jenni Baird ... Tammy
Dan Lauria ... Chief Dawson
Robert Patrick ... Vern
Jody Thompson ... Lana
Aaron Brooks ... Cody
Sarah Smyth ... Penny
Andrew Dunbar ... Dick
Sage Brocklebank ... Stu
Tom McBeath ... Wilson
Vincent Gale ... Stiles
Jerry Wasserman ... Sam
Jonathon Young ... Lloyd (as Jonathan Young)
Michael Roberds ... Bubba
Laura Carswell ... Laura (as Laura Konechny)
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Storyline

The story begins in 1957 in the star-filled skies above California's Mojave Desert. It is a special night for noted astronomer Ted Lewis, who is preparing a special dinner for his beautiful, adoring wife Lana to celebrate their wedding anniversary. In another part of town, Tammy, a waitress at small local diner with big plans for the future, looks out her window and is excited to see a shooting star, which she takes as a good sign for her dreams. But, what Dr. Lewis and Tammy assume is a shooting star, is really an alien spaceship. The fiery ball hurtles toward earth and crash-lands on a butte in the desert. The only witnesses are teens Dick and Penny who are necking in a nearby lover's lane. A tall, metallic alien named Urp emerges from the craft unharmed, alarmed to discover that the monstrous Ghota, who was also on board, has escaped. The menacing one-eyed creature's unquenchable appetite could mean the end of civilization as we know it. Urp is the only one who knows how to stop ... Written by Alien Trespass Online Marketing <marketing@alientrespass.com>

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Terror - the whole family can enjoy. See more »


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Rated PG for sci-fi action and brief historical smoking | See all certifications »
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According to the director, R.W. Goodwin, he feels that Alien Trespass has its roots in genre classics The War of the Worlds (1953), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). See more »

Goofs

Several shots of vehicles traveling on the highway show yellow center lines. Center lines were white in 1957. Yellow lines were mandated in 1971. See more »

Quotes

Vern: No, no, no, PPP is proper police procedure. PPD is an unknown DOA.
Stu: I thought that wsa a PPK. No, a PPK is what you do behind a tree after you see a stiff.
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References The Man from Planet X (1951) See more »

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I highly recommend Alien Trespass
30 December 2008 | by janecat73See all my reviews

I must say I loved the movie Alien Trespass. I saw it at a test screening in LA recently and because my parents are from the 50's I really didn't think I'd like it. However it's a movie that's intelligent yet innocent, vintage yet state-of-the-art, thrilling and also heart-felt. I thoroughly enjoyed the Gold-a-Vision concept; the colors were so vibrant! Alien Trespass is the best trapped-with-a-monster-right-behind-you movie I've seen in a long time. Wait until you see the Ghota! It's actually scary in a really creepy way.

Tammy (Jenny Baird) is a heroine like no other in 50's sci-fi films. She thrills you, she is strong yet she is also soft. Tammy is a real woman who does what she can (and then some) to protect herself and the people around her. Of course, the better known Eric McCormack, Dan Lauria and Robert Patrick all dole out superb performances; but keep in mind that this film is stocked with new-comers who are perfectly cast in their believable characters.

Alien Trespass is a perfect movie for both young and old. You won't see any nudity or hear any cussing - just a smart, clever script and a well-done storyline. A great sci-fi ride in a time machine. It's really a classic from the 50's (back to the future) and who knows - maybe it even could have happened . . .


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Release Date:

January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Came from Beyond Space See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$43,437, 5 April 2009

Gross USA:

$104,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,526
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