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Coneheads is a Paramount Pictures release based on a group of characters created for the television show Saturday Night Live and portrayed by SNL alumni Dan Ackroyd. As with most of the Saturday Night Live spin off movies Coneheads was produced by Saturday Night Live creative producer Lorne Michaels. The 88 minute movie stars a number of former stars of Saturday Night Live, including David Spade, Phil Hartman and Adam Sandler; despite the many comedic stars in Coneheads the movie received mixed reviews, but has become a cult classic.

Coneheads tells the story of a family of aliens with the surname Clorhone, which the family later change to Conehead to fit in in their new home of New Jersey. The head of the family Beldar, played by Dan Ackroyd and his onscreen wife Prymaat, played by Jane Curtin see their spaceship shot down by a F-16 fighter jet as they scout Earth for a possible Remulkian invasion. Stranded on Earth the Coneheads must blend into their new surroundings in New Jersey in order to stop a group of following secret service agents aiming to find the stranded alien family.

During their time on Earth the Coneheads start a family with the birth of a daughter, Connie played by Michelle Burke. Finally, the Remulkian space fleet arrives and rescues the Coneheads taking them back to their home planet; once returned to their own society Beldar realizes his family enjoyed their life in New Jersey and wish to return. The Remulkian's then place Beldar in charge of the invasion force destined to take over the planet Earth; Beldar eventually manages to convince the invasion force the human race is equipped with a large amount of deadly weapons that will make an invasion almost impossible. To complete his return to New Jersey, Beldar must convince his fellow aliens that he has been killed by humans and they should return to their home planet.

PG
| 1993 | 1 hr 28 min | 5.3/10 | 49/100
Cast
Robert Knott, Jonathan Penner, Whip Hubley, Dan Aykroyd
Studio
Paramount Vantage
Director
Steve Barron, Steven Barron
Language
English
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Also starring Robert Knott

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