When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

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Chris Columbus

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Tim Herlihy (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Brenner
Kevin James ... President Will Cooper
Michelle Monaghan ... Violet
Peter Dinklage ... Eddie
Josh Gad ... Ludlow Lamonsoff
Matt Lintz ... Matty Van Patten
Brian Cox ... Admiral Porter
Sean Bean ... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski ... First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd ... 1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett ... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan ... Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson ... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
Tom McCarthy ... Michael the Robot
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Storyline

Sam has been one of the best arcade gamers of his time. Once in an international tournament NASA sent the video recording of all the games to space for intelligent beings to find and know more about humans. However the aliens interpreted the games as a challenge and began attacking Earth using the video game data. It's now up to Sam and other old time arcade game champions to save the Earth from the video game alien invasion. Written by Keith Francis

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RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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Both Adam Sandler and Michelle Monaghan has played parents to Cameron Boyce: Sandler plays his father on Grown Ups (2010)Grown Ups 2 (2013) while Monaghan played his mother on Eagle Eye (2008). See more »

Goofs

Several of the game figures that the aliens use for their patterns are from games released after 1982, such as Tetris, Arkanoid, and Paperboy. However, it is never claimed that the probe was launched in 1982, only that it included footage from that year. It could've been launched years later and included footage from later years too. Long delays aren't that rare in NASA. Also, the aliens could've updated their data by picking up Earth transmissions after the probe got their attention. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Plant: [Talking about Q-Bert] Can I kill it?
Sam Brenner: You can't kill Q-Bert! You gotta talk to it, get to know it better. Then kill it!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," it says, "Game Over" at the film's conclusion. See more »

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Referenced in La otra película: Pixels (2015) See more »

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Kathy
Written by Robert Wyatt Winborne and Jakob Ryan Shaw
Performed by Charles Prestidge
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Yes its ridiculous but funny and entertaining.
25 July 2015 | by tdr-91443See all my reviews

I want to start off by saying that, I have never reviewed a movie before. I felt compelled to do so due to the bad rep this movie appears to be receiving. The bottom line is it was comical and entertaining. The idea though ridiculous, was at least fresh to all the movies being produced today appearing to be recycled from other movies. It kind of reminds me of the original Hot Tub Machine movie that was unexpectedly a fresh idea and was entertaining. Like that movie , there were parts of this movie that were just plain funny and amusing. The movie theater I was in most people laughed multiple times, I can not remember another movie (recently) where the majority of the moviegoers were noticeably laughing. I enjoyed the movie for a new idea and found it to be entertaining. Isn't that what a movie is suppose to be?


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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,011,616, 26 July 2015

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,874,809
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