July 23rd, 1993



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Aliens with cone shaped craniums come to Earth to observe everyday life.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 5.0/10 (21,483 voted)

Director: Steve Barron

Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott

An alien couple known as Beldar and Prymatt with cone-shaped heads from the planet called Remulak is mistakingly 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, Belder is told to come back and destroy planet Earth!

Writers: Tom Davis, Dan Aykroyd

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 - Ang Pilot
Michael Richards - Motel Clerk
Eddie Griffin - Customer
Sinbad - Otto
Phil Hartman - Marlax
Adam Sandler - Carmine
Grant Martell - Hispanic Man #1
Art Bonilla - Hispanic Man #2
David Spade - Eli Turnbull, INS Agent
Rosa Maria Briz - Hispanic Woman (as Rosa Briz)

Taglines: Consume mass quantities!

Release Date: 23 July 1993

Filming Locations: Ambassador Hotel - 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $21,274,717 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Scenes featuring Colleen Camp, Ellen Cleghorne, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Conan O'Brien were filmed but cut.

Continuity: The mole on the mother's forehead disappears in some shots. This is most noticeable when she is speaking with Connie in her room.

Connie: How can it take so long to do a simple alignment on an american sedan with standard rack-and-pinion steering and MacPherson struts When your garage is equipped with the proper Borg-Warner digital hydraulic radiometer?
Ronnie: Maybe because I was out back finishing a beer.

User Review

A Pleasant Surprise

Rating: 10/10

Coneheads is one of the best "Saturday Night Live" movies. I was expecting a light comedy but what I got was a whole lot more. Following a similar plot to the skit, Coneheads is the story about the Beldar Conehead family who crash 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.

This is where the movie shows its heart. It could have been a movie of comedy bits but by the end, it is about happiness in a stable family, which is quite refreshing in these days of depressing movies about divorces and unmarried couples. It is nice to see Beldar be a father figure to his daughter rather than the "Let Your Kids Be Who They Are" mentality of these days. The direction of the film in excellent, setting up many nice visual gags and shots that are very impressive for a comedy film. And at times, the film feels "epic" as you see the family on the run from the INS, to moving to the suburbs to returning to their planet.

There are great performances throughout the film and the many cameos are perfect. Look for funny scenes from Jan Hooks, Adam Sandler, Michael Richards, and Garrett Morris. Michelle Burke makes a nice debut as Connie Conehead and I expect to see more of her in the future.

On the surface, this seems like a dumb movie and it has received many poor reviews. But if you sit back and let it take you on an adventure (and if you can keep up with the way the Coneheads use different words for common items) you will be pleasantly surprised.


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