Coneheads (film)

Coneheads (film)

Coneheads poster
Directed by Steve Barron
Produced by Lorne Michaels
Written by Tom Davis
Dan Aykroyd
Bonnie Turner
Terry Turner
Starring Dan Aykroyd
Jane Curtin
Michelle Burke
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Francis Kenny
Editing by Paul Trejo
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) July 23, 1993
Running time 88 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $33 million
Box office $21,274,717[1]

Coneheads is a 1993 film based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. As was the case with the previous SNL skit-inspired film The Blues Brothers, Coneheads has been said to have made an "accidental" or "unintentional" political statement or social commentary about the nature of the immigrant experience in America, the filmmakers' ostensible intent being merely to entertain.[citation needed]

The film stars Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin as Beldar and Prymaat Clorhone (who later Anglicize their Remulakian surname to "Conehead"), parents of Connie (Michelle Burke, taking over the role played by Laraine Newman on SNL). Michael McKean and David Spade play INS officials; also appearing are Sinbad and SNL alumni Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Garrett Morris, Chris Farley, Laraine Newman, Kevin Nealon, Julia Sweeney, and Adam Sandler.

Other supporting cast members include Jason Alexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's Seinfeld co-star, Michael Richards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Posey, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Carey, Dave Thomas, and Tom Arnold.

The movie largely took place in Paramus, New Jersey, with scenes also shot in New York City and the New Jersey towns of Jersey City, and Wrightstown.



The film follows the adventures of Fuel Survey Underlord Beldar Clorhone (Aykroyd) and his wife Prymaat Clorhone (Curtin) (they later anglicize their Remulakian surname to "Conehead") as they try to assimilate into American society and pursue the immigrant's American dream. Their spacecraft was part of an advance scouting mission for an invasion, but was shot down by a F-16 fighter-interceptor of the New Jersey Air National Guard, stranding them on Earth. They live with secret identities while an INS agent tracks them incessantly over the years.

They Conehead family blend into Paramus, New Jersey and take up activities that are part and parcel of the American Dream. They also raise their teenage daughter, Connie, (Burke) who has recently begun dating. At the end of the movie, Beldar—who has grown fond of Earth—tricks his people into believing that humans are armed with dangerous weapons and so the Conehead space fleet departs Earth, leaving it unscathed.



Coneheads received mixed reviews from critics, where it has a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Coneheads: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released July 20, 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Length 43:27
Label Warner Bros. Records

The soundtrack for Coneheads was released July 20, 1993.

  1. "Magic Carpet Ride" by Michael Monroe & Slash
  2. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
  3. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" by Andy Bell & k.d. lang
  4. "Kodachrome" by Paul Simon
  5. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Morten Harket
  6. "It's a Free World, Baby" by R.E.M.
  7. "Soul to Squeeze" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. "Fight the Power" by Barenaked Ladies
  9. "Little Renee" by Digable Planets
  10. "Chale Jao" by Babble
  11. "Conehead Love" by Nan Schaefer


  1. ^ IMDb

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