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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 27 May 1988 (USA)
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

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Cast

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Michael S. Siegel ...
Rich Terenzi (as Michael Siegel)
Peter Licassi ...
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Bob McReed (as Chris Titus)
Irene Michaels ...
Stacy
Karla Sue Krull ...
Tracy
Aeron Macintyre ...
Punk #1 (as Brian Degan Scott)
Danny Kovacs ...
Punk #2
Adele Proom ...
Mrs. Franco
Howard Malpas ...
Mr. Myers
Karen Raff ...
Mom #1
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Storyline

When a small town is invaded by aliens from outer space who are capturing and killing the townspeople, no one takes them seriously. Why? The aliens all look like circus clowns, use weapons that look clown like, and all have painted on smiles. Only a few of the young people in the town realize the danger and of course no one believes them. Armed with an ice cream truck they try and rescue their friends. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Alien bozos with an appetite for close encounters See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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27 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Invaders  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,657,329, 27 May 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,625,095, 22 July 1988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,625,095, 28 October 1988
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Vernon was probably best known for his role as Dean Vernon Wormer in "Animal House." See more »

Goofs

When Mike and Debbie run out of the wood toward the car, the balloon dog is missing during the next quick shot of the Klowns chasing them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Curtis Mooney: Look at this son of a bitch.
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Connections

Spoofed in Killer Kleavage from Outer Space (2015) See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel
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A must see B movie
2 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Killer Klowns from Outerspace is one of those rare "good B movies." This was the first DVD that I ever owned and I am happy with my purchase because I think the film is enjoyable for several reasons, mainly, the whole plot is original.

Check it out today or else the Klowns will come and get you and turn you into cotton candy. Muhaaa!

10/10 as far as B movies go.


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