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Alien Trespass (2009)

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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.

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R.W. Goodwin

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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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Lost masterpiece! Unseen for 50 years! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action and brief historical smoking | See all certifications »
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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Came from Beyond Space See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,437, 5 April 2009

Gross USA:

$104,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,526
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie theater where the alien creature attacks movie goers is showing The Blob (1958). That movie contains a scene in which an alien creature attacks movie goers in a theater. See more »

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While Tammy and Ted/Urp are riding in the pickup, the amount of electrical tape showing on the steering wheel changes several times. 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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Weak and unsatisfactory
17 August 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Alien Trespass can be added to the increasing number of "retro" movies which pretend to imitate the cinematographic style from previous decades,evoking a more simple,gentle and free from cynicism time.Unfortunately,this movie makes the mistake of thinking that intentional anachronism will be enough for making it interesting or entertaining.That is like thinking a book will be better if it was impressed with a different typography...after all,the stylistic details do not care too much when the story is not solid.The story of Alien Trespass makes a tribute (or,better said,copies) to various classical sci-fi movies made in the 50's and 60's.Its basic structure is similar to It Came from Outer Space,but there are also some elements from The Day the Earth Stood Still,The Creeping Terror,The War of the Worlds and The Blob.

Alien Trespass is not a comedy at the style of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra; it is not a post-modern experiment like Grindhouse; and it is not a serious historical manifest like Prometheus Triumphant : A Fugue in the Key of Flesh.It is simply a recreation of the fantastic cinema which set the backgrounds of the genre,combining the serious and intellectual themes from literary science fiction with the accessible formulas from heroic cinema.The movies from this style I have liked are the ones which do not only posses nostalgic value and naif manufacture,but also a good story and some brief comments about the human condition.I did not found anything of that in Alien Trespass,so the final experience feels boring and very weak.

Besides,I would have preferred the "retro" style would have gone much more far away.The sets,"props" and costumes are well designed,but a lot of elements make the movie to seem too modern,like the clean colour cinematography (which is also done in "widescreen") and the tri-dimensional animation in which the flight of the spaceship is shown.In fact,all the special effects do not fit with the movie.I think they should have been done on a more "classical" way,like the way they were done on the previously mentioned The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.

I would not consider Alien Trespass to be a bad movie...I would simply say it is a pretty mediocre one for various elements,but specially for its complete lack of ambition and its lack of a solid story and entertainment value.I do not recommend it,because a boring movie does not deserve that.


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