- 1 hr 28 min
The movie Coneheads, released in 1993, is a science fiction comedy directed by Steve Barron. It is based on a recurring sketch from the television series Saturday Night Live. The movie follows the story of the Coneheads, a family of aliens hailing from the planet Remulak, who crash-land on Earth. The Coneheads are played by Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, and Michelle Burke, portraying the roles of Beldar, Prymaat, and Connie, respectively. The Coneheads have characteristic cone-shaped heads that set them apart from humans. They are a highly advanced civilization, possessing technology that surpasses that of Earth. However, they find it difficult to assimilate on Earth because of the stark differences between their culture and that of Earth. After crash-landing on Earth, the Coneheads impersonate human beings and settle in a suburban neighborhood. They have to adapt to their new surroundings and fit in with the human population to avoid suspicion. Their unusual appearance and behavior make them stand out, and they become the subject of curiosity and ridicule. Beldar and Prymaat decide to blend in by securing jobs, buying a house, and raising their daughter Connie as a human child. They make human friends, such as their neighbor Larry Farber (played by Robert Knott), and make an effort to learn about Earth culture. Despite their best efforts to blend in, Beldar and Prymaat still struggle to fit in with humans, especially their religious beliefs, which conflict with their own. Meanwhile, the Coneheads are being pursued by the government agent Gorman Seedling, played by Michael McKean. Seedling is determined to expose the Coneheads and prove their extraterrestrial origins. He follows them, bugging their house and investigating their activities. Meanwhile, Connie, tired of being different from her peers, decides to run away from home and explore the world beyond her suburban neighborhood. As the story unfolds, the Coneheads find themselves in precarious situations, trying to avoid being found out by the government while also dealing with the realities of life on Earth. The movie is a lighthearted comedy, with several comical moments throughout. The cast features several notable actors, such as Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, and David Spade, who play minor roles in the movie. The soundtrack of the movie includes songs by popular artists such as U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ofra Haza. Overall, Coneheads is a quirky, sci-fi comedy that provides an amusing take on extraterrestrial life on Earth. Its offbeat humor and quirky storyline make it an entertaining watch for those who enjoy lighthearted comedy. While not necessarily a standout movie, it's an enjoyable film that showcases the talents of its cast and crew.