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Earth to Echo (2014)

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After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

Director:

Dave Green

Writers:

Henry Gayden (screenplay by), Henry Gayden (story by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teo Halm ... Alex
Astro ... Tuck (as Brian 'Astro' Bradley)
Reese Hartwig ... Munch
Ella Wahlestedt ... Emma (as Ella Linnea Wahlestedt)
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Dr. Lawrence Madsen (Construction Worker)
Algee Smith ... Marcus Simms (as Alga Smith)
Cassius M. Willis Cassius M. Willis ... Calvin Simms (as Cassius Willis)
Sonya Leslie ... Theresa Simms
Kerry O'Malley ... Janice Douglas
Virginia Louise Smith ... Betty Barrett
Peter Mackenzie ... James Hastings
Valerie Wildman ... Christina Hastings
Roger Hewlett ... Construction Worker #2
Mary Pat Gleason ... Dusty - Mullet Lady at Bar
Marilyn Giacomazzi ... Bar Patron #2 (as Marilyn Giacommazzi)
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Storyline

"Earth to Echo" follows four young teenagers who find an alien life form that's trying to rebuild its spaceship. Together, the teenagers protect the alien and help rebuild its ship so it can fly back to its home planet. Written by Unknown

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No one will ever believe our story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mulberry Woods is a fictional town in Nevada, USA which is the residence of Tuck, Alex and Munch, the film's three main characters, and the location of the spaceship Echo uses to leave Earth. Earth to Echo was actually shot in Santa Clarita California, which can be seen in a billboard advertising dental care for a few seconds during the film. See more »

Goofs

When the kids are driven through the desert by the government agents, there are many saguaros visible. This places them in Arizona, not Nevada where the story is set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tuck: All right, mom, I'm leaving. Spending the night at Alex's house so we can play a new video game.
Theresa Simms: [busy talking] Have whatever you want, honey.
Tuck: You know what, I lied, actually. We're gonna ride our bikes out into the desert, at night, alone. Without supervision.
Theresa Simms: [still busy talking] Okay, see you then, sweetie.
Tuck: Also rob a bank. Go to Mexico. Maybe even start a new life.
[leaves]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Alex pointing out his phone is acting all weird again. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Counting Stars
Written by Ryan Tedder
Performed by OneRepublic
Courtesy of Mosley Music/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Heartfelt and Funny
8 October 2014 | by lpcrazychicaSee all my reviews

Far too many times we have seen trailers that show us all of the big highlights of movies but these highlights make up about 5% of the films real premise. For me that is what earth to echo was like.

The trailer hooked me in but i didn't buy in to the marketing so much as to see this in the theater and in all honesty it doesn't have to be watched in the theater to be appreciated. This movie could have very well been made in a month and cost maybe 3 million.

It is true Echo has very little screen time but I didn't notice because as the movie went along I realized what I was watching was not about echo it was about the 3 boys friendship. The basic premise of the film is that a construction company is buying up this entire neighborhood and the boys are all moving. The boys decide to spend their last night together trying to figure out a mystery. I was really invested in all of the boys and laughed a lot too. Being a 23 year old watching what is naturally a child's movie I barely ever do. The shaky was annoying but it actually made sense for this movie and again kept me invested. Personally I think this film was an 8. Writing was spot on, main actors were great the shots were excellent, music was great and the CGI was tastefully used.

Watch this with your kid (my second graders loved it) or on a rainy day.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wolf Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,364,658, 6 July 2014

Gross USA:

$38,934,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,681,062
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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