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From Other Worlds

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A despondent Brooklyn housewife whose life has become a boring and predictable routine finds her entire perception of the universe changed upon experiencing a close-encounter in her very own kitchen. Joanne Schwartzbaum (Cara Buono) has been sleepwalking her way through life for as far back as she can remember, but when an alien force reveals itself to her she is instantly snapped out of her complacent existence. Upon seeing a flier for a UFO support group during her weekly outing to the grocery store, Joanne ...
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A despondent Brooklyn housewife whose life has become a boring and predictable routine finds her entire perception of the universe changed upon experiencing a close-encounter in her very own kitchen. Joanne Schwartzbaum (Cara Buono) has been sleepwalking her way through life for as far back as she can remember, but when an alien force reveals itself to her she is instantly snapped out of her complacent existence. Upon seeing a flier for a UFO support group during her weekly outing to the grocery store, Joanne determines to attend the meeting in hopes that it will provide her with a better understanding of her strange experience. When Joanne strikes up a friendly conversation with African immigrant Abraham Kanga (Isaach De Bankole) and realizes that they have both been branded by their extraterrestrial abductors, she enlists the aid of the amiable cab driver and market worker in solving the perplexing mystery. In the days that follow Joanne's frantic sleuthing activities become increasingly troubling to her incredulous husband Brain (David Lansbury), who soon begins to suspect that his wife is having an affair. Later, when Joanne sees a television news broadcast announcing the discovery of an unusual papyrus Egyptian scroll, she enlists the aid of her UFO support group to break into the Brooklyn Art Museum, snatch the curious artifact, and save the human race. Director Barry Strugatz helms a sci-fi spoof that gleefully pays homage to the B-movie hits of yesteryear while offering an absorbing tale of one woman's quest to stave off an impending alien invasion.
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Special Features

Casr profiles; Cara Buono's audition; Commentary track; Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2007
  • UPC: 066805307812
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Bfs Entertainment
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cara Buono Joanne Schwartzbaum
Isaach de Bankolé Abraham Kanga
David Lansbury David Schwartzbaum
Melissa Leo
Robert Downey Sr.
Robert Peters
Joel de la Fuente
Paul Lazar
Peter Bartlett
Laura Esterman
Technical Credits
Barry Strugatz Director, Screenwriter
Rene Bastian Producer
Charlotte Bourke Production Designer
Mo Flam Cinematographer
Joel Hirsch Editor
Linda Moran Producer
Griffin Richardson Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Strauss Casting
Todd Thaler Associate Producer
Mark Wike Musical Direction/Supervision
Diana E. Williams Producer
Antonia Xereas Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- From Other Worlds
1. Chapter 1 [3:50]
2. Peculiar Things [12:46]
3. The Support Group [4:27]
4. Meeting Abraham [10:42]
5. Research [8:38]
6. The Curator [11:03]
7. "I Found Him!" [4:07]
8. Dire News [7:09]
9. A Government Agent [7:19]
10. Making the Switch [4:47]
11. Unselfish Heroes [7:12]
12. Happy Stargazer [2:03]
13. End Credits [3:49]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- From Other Worlds
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   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary Track: Off/On
      Cara Buono's Audition
      Cast Profiles
         Cara Buono
         Isaach De Bankolé
      Trailer
   Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2010

    Funny!

    Offbeat sci-fi comedy.

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