*batteries not includedDirector: Matthew Robbins
Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy are among the impoverished residents of a slum tenement threatened with demolition by evil land developers. Only a miracle can save Cronyn, Tandy, and their friends -- and that miracle manifests itself in the form of a "family" of extraterrestrial flying saucers, who need the electricity provided by the tenement to survive. The grateful… See more details below
Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy are among the impoverished residents of a slum tenement threatened with demolition by evil land developers. Only a miracle can save Cronyn, Tandy, and their friends -- and that miracle manifests itself in the form of a "family" of extraterrestrial flying saucers, who need the electricity provided by the tenement to survive. The grateful humanized spaceships repay their earthbound hosts by doing battle with the villains' henchmen. When the building is engulfed in flames, all seems lost, but the aliens have a few more tricks up their metallic sleeves.
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- Universal Studios
Cast & Crew
|Hume Cronyn||Frank Riley|
|Jessica Tandy||Faye Riley|
|Frank McRae||Harry Noble|
|John de Santi||Gus|
|David Allen||Special Effects|
|Gene S. Cantamessa||Sound Mixer|
|Angelo P. Graham||Art Director|
|Jerry Grandey||Asst. Director|
|Ted Haworth||Production Designer|
|James Horner||Score Composer|
|Industrial Light & Magic||Special Effects|
|Kathleen Kennedy||Executive Producer|
|Frank Marshall||Executive Producer|
|George R. Nelson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Aggie Guerard Rodgers||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Ronald L. Schwary||Producer|
|Steven Spielberg||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
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Excellent, light and set in NYC; simply couldn't be more fun for adults! Jessica Tandy and her real-life husband, Hume Cronyn, dancing together to the jukebox in their resurrected Diner is a true delight!!
IMHO, any production with Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy is a winner, by definition! This movie is no exception. They took what could have been a cheesy little sci-fi flick & elevated it to pull-on-your-heartstrings level. All who wander are not lost, and all who have lost their marbles may still have several synapses still firing. This movie is a sweet paean to old-fashioned love that will see you through. It is pure escapism, which left me wondering if maybe, just maybe...?
I had seen this movie before, and remembered being able to enjoy it and not worry about the sex or languarge. A fun time by all.