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Coneheads

Check out Season 2 of The Next Level Nerd Movie Podcast. In this first episode on the 1993 film, "Coneheads" Mitchell and Justin discuss this underrated gem. You can find the audio version wherever you listen to podcasts or at nextlevelnerd.com

Movie: Coneheads

Released: July 23, 1993

Production Company: Paramount

MPAA: PG

Runtime: 1:27

General Info:

Critical Response:

o Rotten Tomatoes:

Tomato Meter: 33%

Audience Score: 37%

o Meta Critic:

49/100

o Cinema Score:

B+

Financials:

o Budget: $33 Million

o Box Office: $21.3 Million

Why are we reviewing it?

o This was an instant classic for both of us and the critical scores don’t reflect how awesome this film really is.

Tagline(s):

o Heading your way

o Consume mass quantities!

o Young ones! Parental units! We summon you!

Written by:

o Tom Davis

o Dan Aykroyd

o Bonnie Turner

o Terry Turner

Directed by:

o Steve Barron

Music:

o David Newman wrote the score, which is complimented by songs from Soft Cell, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Paul Simon, and Barenaked Ladies. It’s like a mashup of early MTV pop songs from the early 90’s.

The Cast:

It’s a cacophony of some of SNL’s heaviest hitters and other comedic geniuses. It’s chocked so full of comedic royalty that talents like ELLEN DEGENERES and Drew Carey are basically relegated to the roles of Extras. But for the most part, all of the cast SHINE brightly during their sometimes “fleeting” moments of screen time.

o Dan Aykroyd

o Jane Curtain

o Michael Richards

o Eddie Griffin

o Sinbad

o Phil Hartman

o Adam Sandler

o David Spade

o Michael McKean

o Drew Carey

o Jason Alexander

o Michelle Burke

o Joey Lauren Adams

o Parker Posey

o Chris Farley

o Kevin Nealon

o Julia Sweeney

o Ellen Degeneres

o Dave Thomas

o Tim Meadows

o Tom Arnold

o Jon Lovitz



Fun Fact: In 1983 Rankin & Bass, the guys behind some of your favorite Christmas specials such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman" as well as the animated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", made a pilot for an animated "Coneheads" TV series.

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