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Coneheads (1993)

Review by CJ

Coneheads

Director:
Steve Barron

Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michelle Burke, Chris Farley, Michael McKean and David Spade

Other notable appearances:
Drew Carey, Jon Lovitz, Ellen DeGeneres, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Sinbad, Adam Sandler, Tom Arnold, Phil Hartman

Running time:
Far too long (88 minutes)

Watch this if you liked:
Annoying SNL skits from the 70s.

 

Beldar (Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Curtin) are conical-headed aliens from the planet Remulak. Their craft crashes on Earth and they find themselves awaiting rescue for an indefinite amount of time. While attempting to blend in on their new planet, the Coneheads’ unconventional behaviour and shady social security numbers attract the attention of Immigration and Naturalization [sic] Services (INS) agents (McKean and Spade) for being – wait for it – illegal aliens. After escaping the clutches of the American Government, Beldar and Prymaat settle in suburban America to raise their newborn daughter, Connie (Burke).

Fast forward to a teenaged Connie dating mechanic Ronnie (Farley) and the family living the average (for TV anyway) American family life. The family have adapted well to life on their new home and are torn when they receive word they are about to be ‘rescued’.

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