*Batteries Not Included

Five ordinary people needed a miracle.
Then one night, Faye Riley left the window open.


A group of tenants in an apartment block are being forced to move out so that it can be demolished. The tenants are reluctant to move, so the developers hire a local gang to 'persuade' them to leave. Fortunately, visiting alien mechanical life-forms come to town. When they befriend the tenants, the aliens use their extraterrestrial abilities to defeat the developers.



Rating: G (adult situations/language, violence)

Directed By: Matthew Robbins

Written By: Brent Maddock , Brad Bird , Mick Garris ,
S.S. Wilson , Hal Barwood , Matthew Robbins,

Production: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

In Theaters: December 18, 1987

On DVD: March 16, 1999

Box Office: $32.9M


Runtime: 106 min.


Frank Riley - Hume Cronyn
Faye Riley - Jessica Tandy
Harry Noble - Frank McRae
Marisa Esteval - Elizabeth Peña
Carlos - Michael Carmine
Mason Baylor - Dennis Boutsikaris
Sid Hogenson - Tom Aldredge
Muriel Hogenson - Jane Hoffman
Gus - John DiSanti
Kovacs - John Pankow
DeWitt - MacIntyre Dixon
Lacey - Michael Greene
Mrs. Thompson - Doris Belack
Pamela - Wendy Schaal