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Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1987
Director: Matthew Robbins
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-052026
Running time: 1:47 (107 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 16, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#276)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
When an unscrupulous real estate developer sends thugs into a deteriorating tenement to get rid of the last five tenants, they need nothing short of a miracle to stay where they are.

In this delightful fantasy presented by Steven Spielberg, directed by Matthew Robbins, little stands between the brave holdouts and the street. But one night, when all hope seems lost, tiny visitors from outer space mysteriously glide through their windows. As if in answer to their prayers, the incredible creatures begin to turn the tide with their magical powers.

Filled with dazzling special effects, the amazing story of intergalactic warmth stars the acclaimed husband-wife team of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy as a pair of feisty long-term tenants whose faith is rewarded in ways they never expected.
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Genres
Family
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Amblin Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Matthew Robbins....Director
Writing
Brad Bird....Screenwriter
Matthew Robbins....Screenwriter
Brent Maddock....Screenwriter
S.S. Wilson....Screenwriter
Mick Garris....Story By
Production
Steven Spielberg....Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy....Executive Producer
Frank Marshall....Executive Producer
Ronald L. Schwary....Producer
Cinematography
John McPherson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Cynthia Scheider....Film Editor
Music
James Horner....Composer
Sound
Gene Cantamessa....Production Sound Mixer
Thomas C. McCarthy....Supervising Sound Editor
Don S. Walden....Sound Editor
William Manger....Sound Editor
Michael Redbourn....Sound Editor
Mark Gordon....Sound Editor
Bill Varney....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Casper....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Minkler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Aggie Guerard Rodgers....Costume Designer
Ted Haworth....Production Designer
Bruce Nicholson....Visual Effects
Angelo Graham....Art Director
Rick Sharp....Make-up Artist
Anthony Lloyd....Make-up Artist
Tom Costich....Costume Designer
Ken Pepiot....Visual Effects
Al Wininger....Visual Effects
Dan Lester....Visual Effects
Cast
Hume Cronyn....Frank
Jessica Tandy....Faye
Frank McRae....Harry
Elizabeth Peña....Marisa
Michael Carmine....Carlos
Dennis Boutsikaris....Mason
Tom Aldredge....Sid
Jane Hoffman....Muriel
John DiSanti....Gus
John Pankow....Kovacs
MacIntyre Dixon....DeWitt
Michael Greene....Lacey
Doris Belack....Mrs. Thompson
Wendy Schaal....Pamela
José Santana....Goon #1
James LeGros....Goon #2
Ronald Schwary....Louie
Susan Shoffner....Receptionist
Shelly Kurtz....Policeman at Hospital
Joseph Hamer....Policeman at Building
H. Clay Dear....Policeman #2 at Building
Howard Renensland....Reporter #1
Judy Grafe....Reporter #2
Alice Beardsley....Nurse
Dick Martinsen....Fireman
Charles Raymond....Hector
Riki Colon....Band Member #1
Jon Imparato....Band Member #2
David Vasquez....Band Member #3
John Arceri....Chauffeur
Luis Guzman....Spectator at Building (uncredited)