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Coneheads

Plot

Aliens with cone shaped craniums come to Earth to observe everyday life.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 5.0/10 (21,483 voted)

Director:
Steve Barron

Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott

Storyline
An alien couple known as Beldar and Prymatt with cone-shaped heads from the planet called Remulak is mistakingly ditched on earth, during a scouting mission for planet conquest. While here, they dodge the INS, have a child and discover that life on Earth is quite good. But unfortunately they are being chased by the government who knows something is not quite right with the Conehead family. After they are rescued and taken back to their planet, Belder is told to come back and destroy planet Earth!

Writers: Tom Davis, Dan Aykroyd

Cast:

Robert Knott

Air Traffic Controller


Jonathan Penner

Captain Air Traffic


Whip Hubley

F-16 Pilot


Dan Aykroyd

Beldar Conehead
/
Donald R. DeCicco


Jane Curtin

Prymatt Conehead
/
Mary Margaret DeCicco


Howard Napper

Ang Pilot


Michael Richards

Motel Clerk


Eddie Griffin

Customer


Sinbad

Otto


Phil Hartman

Marlax


Adam Sandler

Carmine


Grant Martell

Hispanic Man #1


Art Bonilla

Hispanic Man #2


David Spade

Eli Turnbull, INS Agent


Rosa Maria Briz

Hispanic Woman

(as Rosa Briz)

Taglines:
Consume mass quantities!

Release Date: 23 July 1993

Filming Locations: Ambassador Hotel – 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $21,274,717
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Scenes featuring Colleen Camp, Ellen Cleghorne, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Conan O'Brien were filmed but cut.

Goofs:

Continuity:
The mole on the mother's forehead disappears in some shots. This is most noticeable when she is speaking with Connie in her room.

Quotes:

Connie:
How can it take so long to do a simple alignment on an american sedan with standard rack-and-pinion steering and MacPherson struts When your garage is equipped with the proper Borg-Warner digital hydraulic radiometer?

Ronnie:
Maybe because I was out back finishing a beer.



User Review

A Pleasant Surprise

Rating: 10/10

Coneheads is one of the best "Saturday Night Live" movies. I was expecting a
light comedy but what I got was a whole lot more.
Following a similar plot to the skit, Coneheads is the story about the
Beldar Conehead family who crash on earth during a scouting mission for
planet conquest. While here, they dodge the INS, have a child and discover
that life on Earth is quite good.

This is where the movie shows its heart. It could have been a movie of
comedy bits but by the end, it is about happiness in a stable family, which
is quite refreshing in these days of depressing movies about divorces and
unmarried couples. It is nice to see Beldar be a father figure to his
daughter rather than the "Let Your Kids Be Who They Are" mentality of these
days. The direction of the film in excellent, setting up many nice visual
gags and shots that are very impressive for a comedy film. And at times, the
film feels "epic" as you see the family on the run from the INS, to moving
to the suburbs to returning to their planet.

There are great performances throughout the film and the many cameos are
perfect. Look for funny scenes from Jan Hooks, Adam Sandler, Michael
Richards, and Garrett Morris. Michelle Burke makes a nice debut as Connie
Conehead and I expect to see more of her in the future.

On the surface, this seems like a dumb movie and it has received many poor
reviews. But if you sit back and let it take you on an adventure (and if you
can keep up with the way the Coneheads use different words for common items)
you will be pleasantly surprised.