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Alien Autopsy

Alien Autopsy

Jonny Campbell (2006)

91min
12 Certificate
Tue 9 May 6:50am - 8:35am Sky Cinema Comedy
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Review

Our Score
Small-screen favourites Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (aka Ant and Dec) made their movie-starring debut in this boisterous sci-fi comedy from the director of TV's Phoenix Nights. Trading on their public personas rather than on any great acting skills, they play mismatched British buddies who stumble on a potential goldmine when they acquire genuine footage from a 1947 alien autopsy at Roswell, New Mexico. However, after promising the print to an eccentric drug dealer (Götz Otto), the duo discover the reel has corroded. It's then that the feature reaches its high point, as they team up with mates to re-create the film, using a mannequin, sausages for intestines and a haggis for brains. Beyond this hilarious sequence, the tale is flimsy and long-winded, with only the boys' hit-and-miss banter and petty rivalries to keep proceedings afloat. Ant and Dec fans will probably lap it up, but others might not share their enthusiasm.

Summary

Video dealer Ray and his friend Gary stumble onto what seems to be footage of an alien autopsy and plan to sell it. But when the film is destroyed, they resort to re-creating the incident in their kitchen. Comedy, based on the infamous 1995 hoax, starring Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Omid Djalili, Bill Pullman and Harry Dean Stanton.

Cast & Crew

Gary Shoefield Ant McPartlin
Ray Santilli Dec Donnelly
Morgan Banner Bill Pullman
Melik Omid Djalili
Harvey Harry Dean Stanton
Michael Kuhn John Shrapnel
Jasmine Morwenna Banks
Gary's boss Jimmy Carr
Director Jonny Campbell
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Guidance: Contains swearing. Released on: 7 Apr 2006

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