*batteries not included (1987)

35mm film, colour
stereo, English

An American science fiction film directed by Matthew Robbins.

Plot Summary

The residents of an apartment block find unexpected help in the shape of alien robots when their homes are scheduled for demolition.


Director: Matthew Robbins
Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Producer: Ronald L. Schwary
Script: Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock, Steven S. Wilson
Original Story: Mick Garris
Photography: John McPherson
Editor: Cynthia Scheider
Music: James Horner
Sound Recording: Gene Cantamessa
Costume Designer: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Key Makeup Artists: Rick Sharp, Anthony Lloyd
Production Designer: Ted Haworth

Hume Cronyn (Frank Riley)
Jessica Tandy (Faye Riley)
Frank McRae (Harry Noble)
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)



  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.34