Directed by: Charles Matthau
Actors: Nicholas Strouse, Andrea Thompson, Martha Scott
Also known as: De Passagem Pela Terra | Boltsi hukassa, pallo jalassa | Galeotti sul pianeta Terra | Hilfe, ich bin ein Außerirdischer – Ausgeflippte Zeiten auf der Erde
Description: “What’s a regular guy supposed to do after learning he’s an extra-terrestrial? Head for outer space or make the best of it on planet earth? That’s the hilarious dilemma facing Ryan Richmond when computers reveal why he feels so alienated among earthlings. And when he meets other members of his strange race, the cosmic fun really begins. Convinced he’s their leader, the star creatures need to probe Ryan’s blood cells during sex for information about their dying universe. Who will make the ultimate interplanetary sacrifice? And will the experience blast Ryan back into home orbit? One thing’s for sure – the earth will definitely move!”
Review: Ryan Richmond is a weird kid. He thinks he’s weird, his family thinks he’s weird, and so do all the kids at school. Even his best mate Dan (Matt Adler) reckons he’s a few slices short of a loaf. With his brother about to be married, Ryan needs to prove to everyone that he can be at least a little bit normal, and nab himself a girlfriend. Or, failing that, put his name down with a hi-tech computer dating service. But things don’t quite go as planned, and when the computer begins to ask a whole host of WTF questions, Ryan is seriously freaked. That’s when the shit really hits the fan. During a family dinner with the soon-to-be inlaws, a knock comes on the door from a “they look just like the B-52’s!” couple claiming to be talent scouts from Berkley. As it turns out, they’ve been sent to help Ryan fulfill his destiny: become the leader of a planet in galaxies far far away – the planet which he, in fact, descended from. One problem! The only way they’re gonna let him join their little alien clan is if he puts himself through an intense, earth-shattering experience. So will Ryan stay in Sunnyvale, Prune Capital of the World, or be whisked off to another planet and become ruler? He’s gotta figure out what this intense and earth shattering experience is first!
Directed by Charles Matthau, son of Walter, with a cast that includes Matt Adler, Adam West, Andrea Thompson (as a singer/suspected hooker. Though if you would like to see more *ahem* of her, I would recommend Hot Splash. I use the term recommend lightly) and even an out-of-the-blue appearance by Roddy god damn McDowall. Come on! How does that not sound epic?! It’s “a story of teenage alienation”, and a wickedcool one at that.