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*Batteries Not Included 1987 PG

106 mins USA Director. Matthew Robbins

In this fondly remembered 1980s family sci-fi, small alien spacecraft known as the ‘Fix-Its’ arrive out of nowhere to help the downtrodden tenants of a New York apartment building threatened with eviction. The creatures’ ability to repair anything comes becomes increasingly useful as a gang of destructive hired hoods try to make the flats uninhabitable.

The debut feature screenwriting credit for Pixar’s luminary Brad Bird was originally pitched as an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories TV series, but Spielberg was so enamoured with the idea he developed it for a theatrical release, becoming its executive producer.

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Directed by

Matthew Robbins

Featuring

Hume Cronyn

Jessica Tandy

Frank Mcrae

Genres

Science Fiction Fantasy

Collection

Contact! Family Films

Certificate

PG Contains mild threat and language

Released

1987

Country

USA

Language

English

Production company

Amblin Entertainment

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