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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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An adventure as big as the universe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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:

$8,250,000, 6 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,916,903, 17 October 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sound that Echo makes is an actual iPhone text tone called alert. See more »

Goofs

When the group of kids is heading back to the construction site, the movie shortly plays a view of the Superstition Mountains. The Superstition Mountains are in the Phoenix area of Arizona, and definitely NOT in Nevada. This is a clear geological oversight. 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 »

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I Move Around
Written by Scott Ryan Hall, Wesley David Hilsabeck, Joel Andrew Marquard, John Michael Mulhern and Sloan D. Walters
Performed by Gospel Claws
Courtesy of Common Wall Media
By arrangement with Ghost Town, Inc.
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2 August 2014 | by psymaxSee all my reviews

To those who want to watch 'Earth to Echo', please be informed that this is a vertigo inducing film due to it's constant 'shakiness'. This is another film that makes use of the 'found-footage' genre and incorporating it with visual images from using GoPro-like cameras. Those who often play 'Counterstrike' video games might not experience the same thing. Here we have a film that brings back memories from watching those classic late 80's and early 90's sci-fi films. 'Earth to Echo' has a lot of elements borrowed from other films like 'E.T', 'Batteries Not Included', 'Flight of the Navigator' and 'Short Circuit and maybe a bit of 'Monsters Squad' thrown in as well. Now imagine the film being shown through a shaky camera lens ala 'Cloverfield' and 'Chronicle'. And there you have it….an adventure science fiction film starring a group of teenagers on a quest to help an extraterrestrial find its way home, seen through the camera lens of one of the kid who happens to have a habit of filming his surroundings and posting them on Youtube. So, if you feel like watching a feel good family flick and have immunity to shaky camera work then this is definitely a movie for you.


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