A comedy about a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles' legendary 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, which led millions of listeners to believe the U.S. was being invaded by Martians.

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Jody Lambert
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Credited cast:
Anna Camp ... Peg Prickett
Sam Jaeger ... Paul Davison
Tony Hale ... Clark Hill
Mel Rodriguez ... Sheriff Dandy
Dan Bakkedahl ... Reverend Ray Rogers
Heather Burns ... Lorraine Davison
Evan Jonigkeit ... Sparky
Raymond J. Barry ... Captain Ambrose P. Collins
Erika Alexander ... Helen Holbrook
Matt Oberg ... Chardy Edwards
Leonard Earl Howze ... Stan Holbrook
Grace Kaufman ... Ann Davison
Noah Lomax ... Peter
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Old Farmer Lady
Adina Galupa ... Shannon
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A comedy about a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles' legendary 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, which led millions of listeners to believe the U.S. was being invaded by Martians.

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An alien invasion comedy where the aliens never show up.

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Comedy | History

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TV-MA

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Producers originally wanted cattle loaded into the rotolacter machine, only to be informed it would be impossible due to cattle behavior. Instead, they opted to only have a cow grazing in the background. See more »

Goofs

The scenes are supposed to take place about October 31 in New Jersey. However, the trees are all deep green? Fall foliage of golds, reds and yellows of New Jersey starts changing in September with the average autumn foliage peak color in October 19 - 29. See more »

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Long Story Short
Written by Dennis Lambert
Performed by Tony Hale
Courtesy of Tuneworks Music
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Opportunity Lost
21 June 2018 | by jonbadartSee all my reviews

Had fairly high hopes for this film. Thought it might be one of those little diamonds in the rough you come across every so often. At least the story seemed to offer potential, but alas, in the end, there was little to feel good about except the well disciplined 1:26 run time.

I suppose there were a few bright spots, though certainly not in the drawing out of the characters. Instead of this small town being populated with a few delightful, original odd-balls, what we get instead are mostly unlikeable, two-dimensional cardboard cut outs. I mean, when the character whose scenes you're most looking forward to is a kid (Grace Kaufman), that tells you a lot.

Maybe I should have gone 4 stars, but the film was easy enough to look at, and like I said earlier, they did at least keep it short.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brave New Jersey See more »

Filming Locations:

Maury City, Tennessee, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,437, 6 August 2017

Gross USA:

$16,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,544
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