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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.

Director:

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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of the three alien council members, the one on the left of Tony Jay never speaks. See more »

Goofs

When Celeste makes breakfast, she provides multiple bowls of food for Dave, the beagle, confusing him. Beagles are always ready to eat, even to excess. See more »

Quotes

Ron Mills: BABY!
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits roll, Jimmy Durante rather, his ghost] says "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, whereever you are" See more »

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Features Casablanca (1942) See more »

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One Good Lover
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Performed by Siren
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Great comedy ,Great science fiction and great characters
25 April 2000 | by James-202See all my reviews

My stepmother is an alien is a wonderful comedy packed with great jokes and great characters.Dan Arkroyd plays Steven Mills a scientist who believes there is life on other planets one night he makes an experiment that will change his life forever.Kim Basinger plays Celeste an alien from an other planet who comes to earth to try to save her planet with the help of Steve Mills.Alyson Hannigan is also great as Jessie Mills who suspects Celeste is not quite normal.9 out of 10.


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