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*batteries not included

Movie
1987
1h 46m
PG
English
Science Fiction, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
User Score:
7
Critic Score:
57
batteries not included Poster
In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
batteries not included Poster

*batteries not included

PG
Movie
1987
1h 46m
English
Science Fiction, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Rating
WATCHMODE
7
IMDB
*batteries not included (1987) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
57

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Cast

Hume Cronyn
Frank Riley
Jessica Tandy
Faye Riley
Frank McRae
Harry Noble
Elizabeth Pea
Marisa Esteval
Dennis Boutsikaris
Mason Baylor
Tom Aldredge
Sid Hogenson
Jane Hoffman
Muriel Hogenson
John Pankow
Kovacs
Michael Greene
Lacey, Real Estate Developer
Doris Belack
Mrs. Thompson
Wendy Schaal
Pamela
James Le Gros
Goon #2
Susan Shoffner
Receptionist
Shelly Kurtz
Policeman at Hospital
Joe Hamer
Policeman at Building
H Clay Dear
Policeman #2 at Building
Howard Renensland
Reporter #1
Judy Grafe
Reporter #2
Dick Martinsen
Fireman
Directed By: Matthew Robbins

Featured Comments/Tips

great_vc says...
4 years ago
"This is a very nostalgic movie from the 80s i remember it very fondly. Light, fun, heart-warm and very sweet. Do your self a favor and watch it on every christmas"
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drqshadow says...
one year ago
"Steven Spielberg produced this clicheé laden, family-friendly sci-fi fairy tale, and it's got his fingerprints all over it. Loaded with plucky working class heroes, cute anthropomorphic critters, moments of agonizing forced charm and stereotypical corporate villainy, it still might have worked under a craftier director. Instead, a second-rate cast extracts every ounce of ham from a very dimly-written script while they flounder around a slow, dull storyline. The effects work is good for the period, a must since the real stars of the picture are the small, hovering mechanical aliens that drive the plot, but beyond that it's weak sauce even for a kids' picture."
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Featured User Reviews

John Chard
3 years ago
Very tidy little family piece.

Residents of a building under threat of demolition from developers get an answer to their prayers in the form of tiny mechanical aliens.

Firmly embedded in the trench that houses a number of 80s fantastical alienish pictures, *batteries not included is a bit worn More
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Rocketeer Raccoon
3 years ago
I remember seeing this film a long time ago as a kid, however I didn't like it back then because the old woman in this film annoyed me. It had been years since I had last seen this film and my memory of it was very rusty so I thought I give it a new watch now to refresh my memory, and to see if my o More
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