The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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A lonely high school boy who is continually neglected by his father finds friendship in an alien that crash lands on Earth.


Steve Anker


Chris Ruppenthal (story), Naren Shankar (story) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Adam Hann-Byrd ... Kevin Buchanan
Chris Potter ... Captain Turner
Lynda Boyd ... Danielle Buchanan
Myles Ferguson ... Brad
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Alex Buchanan
David Kopp ... Josh Buchanan
Will Sanderson ... Nelson Tyler
Daniella Evangelista ... Cindy Parker
Chris Wilding Chris Wilding ... Mean Kid #1
Jonathan Ndukwe Jonathan Ndukwe ... Mean Kid #2
Sal Sortino Sal Sortino ... Janitor


A lonely high school boy who is continually neglected by his father finds friendship in an alien that crash lands on Earth.

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Release Date:

30 July 1999 (USA) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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What the alien calls clamps are actually retractors. You don't use a clamp to open a wound. You use a retractor. See more »

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The Usual High School Junk
8 August 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The story is interesting. A kid whose father has no respect for, who is bullied at school, who has intellectual pursuits, sees a spaceship go down as he's walking his dog. Upon investigation, he finds an injured man in the wreckage who convinces him that he is in the Air Force and this is an experimental plane. Eventually, the man has to reveal himself as an alien, claiming that he is a law officer who is transporting a prisoner, who is now dead. The boy helps him with an amazing medical kit and the guy begins to recover. He also receives a kind of patch that increases his strength. The kid and his father go down different roads and this alien becomes like a father. Of course, like so many Outer Limits episodes, there can never be a satisfying conclusion. I just found that the whole world the kid lived in was so exaggerated and clichéd. He seemed like he would have fit in with the cast of Glee. Just nothing special about this episode.

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