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Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

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An alien Overlord plans to blow up the Earth but first, he snatches and proposes to marry an Earthman's wife.

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Greg Beeman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Garr ... Marge Nelson
Jeffrey Jones ... Dick Nelson
Jon Lovitz ... Emperor Tod Spengo
Thalmus Rasulala ... General Afir
Wallace Shawn ... Sibor, Semage's Beau
Eric Idle ... King Raff
Dwier Brown ... Sirk, Raff's Son
Kathy Ireland ... Semage, Raff's Daughter
Suzanne Ventulett Suzanne Ventulett ... Stephanie Nelson
Michael Stoyanov ... Carl, Stephanie's Boyfriend
Danny Cooksey ... Alan Nelson
Charlie Dell ... Minister for Wedding
Laurie Main ... Chorus Master
Jim Maniaci Jim Maniaci ... Gunnery Operator
Dennis Madalone Dennis Madalone ... Sentry Rebel
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Storyline

Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins reliving episodes of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers in order to rescue Marge, save the Earth, and restore the rightful king to the throne. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Boldy going where no parents have gone before.


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick and Marge Save the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clara, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$984,627, 26 July 1992

Gross USA:

$2,034,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,034,470
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jon Lovitz was forced to quit Saturday Night Live (1975) to work on this film. Originally the film was to be shot during the summer break between seasons, but when shooting overlapped for two weeks, Lorne Michaels told Lovitz he couldn't miss a single week on SNL, so he had to make a choice. See more »

Goofs

When Dick and Marge are out of control on the highway, the man driving the car in far shots is very obviously not Jeffrey Jones. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Todd Spengo: [after finding out that Afir is planning to dethrone him] So, what do you think of me now, Afir?
General Afir: I think you're a small, pathetic, insignificant, little criten.
Emperor Todd Spengo: Oh, really. Well, what do you think of me now?
[stabs Afir with the needle with fake love potion, and which he then injects into to]
General Afir: [Acting lovey-dovey] Uh, Todd. I love you, marry me?
Emperor Todd Spengo: Nope, sorry. Marrying Marge.
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One of Jeffrey Jones' best
23 October 2003 | by pkourakosSee all my reviews

I loved this movie! From the beginning to the end it is an absolute masterpiece! The title alone makes you wonder 'Mom and Dad Save the World'. If you take this movie seriously, please do yourself a favor and have your head examined. This is a great movie when you need a quick laugh. 5/5.


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