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Spaceman (1997)

Cast: David Ghilardi, David Ghilardi, Frederick Husar, more...
Director: Scott Dikkers, Scott Dikkers
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Lions Gate
Genre: Comedies, Independent, Science Fiction
Running Time: 88 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Scott Dikkers, one of the creators of the popular satiric "newspaper" The Onion, wrote and directed this offbeat sci-fi-themed comedy. A four-year-old boy who has gotten lost is kidnapped by aliens from another world, who raise him among their own and teach him to be a fierce interstellar warrior. Twenty-five years later, the boy expresses a desire to return to Earth in hopes of finding his mother, but the now-adult Spaceman (David Ghilardi) soon discovers that most of his fighting skills aren't especially useful on Earth, where he needs to pay rent and hold on to his job at a supermarket. As the Spaceman tries to stay one step ahead of a group of FBI agents and psychiatric caseworkers, he's also trying to foil the plans of a group of gangsters, and even finds himself falling for a pretty girl (Deborah King) who lives in the same apartment building. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Easily overlooked Onion side project by Signalstation September 14, 2002 - 8:43 PM PDT
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Scott Dikkers, one time editor for The Onion and creator of the low key comics strip Jim's Journal, ruined his life to bring you low budget scifi fun. I exaggerate only slightly.

This movie, made during evenings and weekends while Scott was still working at the Onion, drained away his savings and put serious strain on his marriage, which tanked. He talks about his travails on an audio track which absolutely must be listened to in order to get the full story with this film.

It looks and feels like a film a bunch of friends put together. Amateurish at times, yes. But when it's funny, it's hilarious. It's the kind of film you would have loved to make with your friends. But don't miss the director's commentary on this one or you'll regret it.




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