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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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Details

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:

$45,336,704
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 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

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Jem and the Holograms (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Best Friends
Written by Elizabeth Lynn Nistico and Louis Charles Diller
Performed by Holychild
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
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Not a good movie
20 June 2014 | by sid_guSee all my reviews

(1) It just steals the E.T. plot line without much improvement. It even steals the concept of finger touch in its poster.

(2) The bicycle riding, and echo saved them from the truck (E.T. make the bike flying), all too familiar.

(3) Echo as a character is very poorly presented and developed.

(4) The kids are not as adorable as those in E.T.

(5) The female character is added awkwardly, almost as an afterthought.

(6) This is the super annoying one, the found footage technique. It is not a horror movie, can we not use this for a kid's movie? It is just uninspiring.


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