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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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A creature from another planet tries to seduce a shy Earth physicist to gain control over his researches. The result of this important mission much exceeded her expectations.

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Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Jerico Stone (as Jerico), Herschel Weingrod | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Steven Mills
Kim Basinger ... Celeste Martin
Jon Lovitz ... Ron Mills
Alyson Hannigan ... Jessie Mills
Joseph Maher ... Lucas Budlong
Seth Green ... Fred Glass
Ann Prentiss ... The Voice of Bag (voice)
Wesley Mann ... Grady
Tony Jay ... Council Chief
Peter Bromilow ... Second in Command
Nina Henderson Nina Henderson ... Cashier
Harry Shearer ... Carl Sagan (voice)
Adrian Sparks ... Dr. Morosini
Juliette Lewis ... Lexie
Tanya Fenmore Tanya Fenmore ... Ellen
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Storyline

An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn't aware of the connection between her arrival and his work. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

She's gorgeous, and she's never been kissed. Needless to say, she's from another planet. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Stepmother Is an Alien See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,066,980, 11 December 1988

Gross USA:

$13,854,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,854,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd also plays a widower in My Girl (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Celeste is at Ron's party after she first arrives on earth, she does some backflips, with her purse stuck to her side. When the camera angle changes, her purse is gone. After she's done her backflips, her purse is back on her shoulder. See more »

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[as the Mills dog sniffs The Bag]
The Bag: Back off, Alpo Breath!
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Whole Night
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Performed by Mighty Sparrow (as The Mighty Sparrow)
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Enjoyable light fluff
18 August 2002 | by KevinBeckettSee all my reviews

Ok, I admit to a guilty pleasure at 1)enjoying and 2) recommending this movie.

The plot is weak, the situation implausible and the secondary characters are weak. So why do I give this movie a 7/10?

Dan Aykroyd and Kim Basinger, who have some of the funniest lines in any movie.

They are both excellent as 'fish out of water' he as a nerdy social misfit and she as the space travelling investigator who has to find out how Dan Aykroyd's character was able to contact her planet from a primitive Earth.

It is a movie that definitely grows on you with repeated viewings.


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