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Coneheads (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 23 July 1993 (USA)
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Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

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Steve Barron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Howard Napper ... Ang Pilot
Michael Richards ... Motel Clerk
Eddie Griffin ... Customer
Sinbad ... Otto
Phil Hartman ... Marlax
Adam Sandler ... Carmine
Grant Martell Grant Martell ... Hispanic Man #1
Art Bonilla ... Hispanic Man #2
David Spade ... Eli Turnbull, INS Agent
Rosa Maria Briz Rosa Maria Briz ... Hispanic Woman (as Rosa Briz)
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Storyline

An alien couple known as Beldar and Prymatt with cone-shaped heads from the planet called Remulak is mistakenly 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, Beldar vows to return to earth and conquer it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Consume mass quantities! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comic nudity and some double entendre humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabeças de Cone See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,100,501, 25 July 1993

Gross USA:

$21,274,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,274,717
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The fireworks scene at the football stadium was filmed on the football field of Paramus High School. See more »

Goofs

When the car is lifted into the spaceship, cables supporting the car appear to be seen in a couple of shots, but this is the radio antenna on the car. See more »

Quotes

Golfer: Hey buddy, what's with the head?
Larry Farber: Ah forget him, he's not a member.
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Alternate Versions

A cable-TV version includes a scene with Beldar and Primat chatting with friends shortly after their return to Remulac. See more »

Connections

Featured in American Moon (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
By Paul Jabara & Bruce Roberts
Performed by k.d. lang & Andy Bell
Courtesy of Sire Records Company/Mute Records Ltd.
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Another Overlooked Gem...
21 December 2005 | by ijonesiiiSee all my reviews

Other than WAYNE'S WORLD, this is the only film adaptation of an SNL skit that really worked for me. CONEHEADS was an inventive and smartly written 1993 comedy that expanded upon the original Saturday Night Live skits starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, and Lorraine Newman as Beldar, Prymatt, and Connie Conehead, the aliens who are trying to live as earthlings and tell the world that they are from France. The movie starts before Connie is even born, showing why Beldar and Prymatt were sent to earth and how they ended up smack in the middle of suburbia. There are some moments of genuine warmth that you feel for the Coneheads as they have to stay on the run, as they are being pursued by a slimy Immigration agent (Michael McKean, in an on target performance) and his ass-kissing assistant (a hysterical David Spade). The film has one hilarious moment after another. Jan Hooks appears as a student of Beldar (who is seen working briefly as a driving instructor)who lusts after Beldar and her silent encounter with Prymatt in a supermarket is hysterical. Chris Farley is very funny as Ronnie, Connie's boyfriend. The role of Connie has been inherited by Michelle Burke for some reason, though Lorraine Newman can be spotted in a cameo near the end of the film. Jason Alexander and Lisa Jane Persky are very funny as Beldar and Prymatt's suburban neighbors. Sinbad has some funny moments as Beldar's first boss and Adam Sandler is funny in a brief scene as a guy who provides Beldar with a phony Social Security card and whole new identity. There is so much to take in here and a lot of talented comedians are seen to good advantage, whether in starring or cameo roles. CONEHEADS is one of the most underrated comedies of the 90's which I don't think ever got the credit it deserved. If you've never seen it, definitely worth the rental.


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