Some aliens, who travel from planet to planet to see what kind of species inhabit them, come to Earth. And if humans are, according to their standards, decent, they are welcomed to be their friend. And if not the planet is destroyed. To find out, they choose one inhabitant and give that person the power to do whatever he/she wants. And they choose Neil Clarke, a teacher who teaches the special kids. He is constantly being berated by the headmaster and is attracted to his neighbor, Catherine, but doesn't have the guts to approach her. But now he can do anything he wants but has to be careful.
Neil Clarke's life just got extraordinary.
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Did You Know?
The first film since The Meaning of Life
(1983) to feature all five surviving members of Monty Python. According to Director Terry Jones
, this will probably be the last time they will appear in a film together. See more
The human skeleton that lands at the feet of the headmaster after coming to life and jumping through the window is obviously not the same one that was used in the classroom scene. When the headmaster holds it the joints are obviously molded, and it appears to have no weight. It is obviously a lightweight plastic model. See more
I could solve every problem in the world!
Have you thought this thing through?
During the credits, pictures of the film's story board are shown, as well as clips of Robin Williams recording a few of his lines. See more
The British theatrical version reduced the uses of strong language in order to obtain a '12A' rating by the BBFC, and was also released on DVD. The Blu-ray release is uncut and has a '15' rating. See more
Written and performed by Roger Taylor
Recorded and mixed by Joshua Macrae
(as Joshua J Macrae)
Licensed courtesy of Nightjar Productions Limited
Published by EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING See more