PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.
After this movie, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn would appear in only 3 more movies together. Their last film, Camilla (1994), was released two months after Ms. Tandy's passing.
What ever happened to General Eisenhower? You hardly read a word about him anymore.
When the two machines first appear in the Riley apartment, the toaster is plugged into different sockets. In the first shot, it's in the bottom socket. In the second, the top socket.
During the opening credits, pictures of young Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy are shown. This includes their actual wedding photo, since the actors (who often play a married couple on stage or in the movies) were married for decades.
When aired on KTLA in 1991, the following scenes were omitted: When Frank attempts to give Faye her medicine; Before Frank asks for somebody to help them, he breaks a vace and kicks a chair; a scene of Carlos and his gang planning; Frank and Faye are reading the newspaper and while one of the spaceships pours them coffee, Faye asks what ever happened to General Eisehower; Harry searches his room for his whistle; While Marissa, Hector and his friends hold a fiesta in the apartment, Mason sits outside and drinks.
$3,326,530 20 December 1987