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*batteries not included (1987)

*batteries not included
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Hume Cronyn Hume Cronyn
Frank Riley
Jessica Tandy Jessica Tandy
Faye Riley
Frank McRae Frank McRae
Harry Noble
Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña
Marisa Esteval
Dennis Boutsikaris Dennis Boutsikaris
Mason Baylor
Tom Aldredge Tom Aldredge
Sid Hogenson
Jane Hoffman Jane Hoffman
Muriel Hogenson

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Mick Garris Mick Garris
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Brad Bird Brad Bird
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Fantastical Mechanical

10 years, 7 months ago at Nov 23 22:31
3 votes
Batteries not included? I wish film wasn't included in the cameras that made this fantastical-mechanical garbage. I love the alien mechanical life-forms, but seriously, they come to earth to save a building and its worthy tenants from demolition, I don't think so.


4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 13 0:26
2 votes
No matter how much I try, I just cannot dislike this movie. I mean it's not a really bad film or anything, it's just not that great... average would be the word. It's a sweet film for families etc. but as I am such a callous person I didn't tend to look at that side of the movie. Instead I tried and looked at the plot, and well there isn't much of one to be honest really. I think it's just a movie... read more


10 years, 4 months ago at Feb 12 19:27
2 votes
Family movie; For those wanting a cuter, more child friendly, version of cocoon, this is it. A bunch of little robots from outer space come to save the residents of a dilapidated apartment building who are being forced out by an evil property developer

Reasonable special effects for the time. Dialog and plot offer no suprises, but then again...they're not really meant to.
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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.
Release date: 18 December 1987
UPC: 025192052026
Tags: Family (13), Sci-fi (12), Fantasy (10), Comedy (9), 1987 (8), 1980s (8), Robots (7), Science Fiction (7), Aliens (6), Friendship (5), Stop Motion (5), Alien (3), Sci Fi (2), Flying (2), Psychotronic (2), Fire (2), Alien Species (2), Drama (2), Apartment (2), Conflict (2)
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