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Can of Worms (1999)

A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.

Director:

Paul Schneider

Writers:

Kathy Mackel (teleplay), Kathy Mackel (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shulman ... Mike Pillsbury
Erika Christensen ... Katelyn
Adam Wylie ... Nick
Andrew Ducote Andrew Ducote ... Jay
Lee Garlington ... Dana Pillsbury
Brighton Hertford Brighton Hertford ... Jill Pillsbury
Marcus Turner ... Scott
Malcolm McDowell ... Barnabus (voice)
Chris Davies Chris Davies ... Ryan
Marie Stillin ... Mrs. Nickerson
Jessica Murdoch Jessica Murdoch ... Katelyn's Friend
Terry David Mulligan ... Coach Trembly
Brian Steele ... Thoad
Hrothgar Mathews ... Thoad Man (as Hrothgar Matthews)
J.D. Hall ... Thoad (voice) (as JD Hall)
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A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.

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Who's Got Time to Be a Teenager When You Have to Save the World?

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caixa de Pandora See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Barnabus: Many who feel out-of-place here look down. But not you, Mike Pillsbury. You looked to the stars. Remarkable.
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References Sleepaway Camp (1983) See more »

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Not downright awful, but not particularly amazing, either.
12 April 2000 | by tanelaSee all my reviews

I watched this movie because my favourite actor, Malcolm McDowell does a voice of one of the aliens. I was not very impressed with the story. Young children might find it entertaining for as long as it lasts, but it's not very memorable. The aliens aren't too bad, but the other effects, at the dance and the main character's supposedly high-tech equipment are pretty cheesy. The movie moves very slowly and it takes most of the movie for the premise to set in. If they had either started the movie about half way through and made a bigger deal about the adventure on the other planet, or gone in a totally different direction from the midway point, the movie might have been redeemable. However, it's not. All the characters are pretty shallow. The main character can't seem to decide if he is or isn't an alien. The bully character goes along with their plans just because he is dared which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Anyway, it's a shallow movie.


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