Synopsis: When a meteorite falls to Earth two college professors, Dr. Ira Kane and Prof. Harry Phineas Block, are assigned the job of checking the site out. At the site, they discover organisms not of this planet. Soon the site is taken over by the government, forcing Ira and Harry to the side. As the new life-forms begin to evolve and start to get more and more dangerous, it's up to the two professors to save the planet.
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Ivan Reitman
Production: Dreamworks Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

In spite of all the warnings,

she was smoking in bed and fell a sleep.

Bad move!

And the fire begins.

It's show time!

Don't worry, ma'am.

I'm here to saveyou!

Keep those people back!

This is an emergency!

Don't you dare die on me!

Breathe, damn it, breathe!

She's gonna make it!

She's gonna make it!

What the--

Oh, damn!

Though it may be hard to believe

that a single biology professor...

making in excess of$1 7,500 a year...

could manage to find time to gradeyour

first biology research papers, I did.

As you can see, there was

a shocking statistical anomaly.

Pretty much all ofyou got A's.

You deserve to congratulateyourselves.

I got a good feeling about this group.

And I think that the parade ofA's will

continue to the end ofthe semester.

So much for the bell curve, right?

Bell curves suck!

Mr. Kane?

Dr. Kane, seems to be a mistake here.

My brother and I each got a C-minus

on our reports.

C-minus. Me too.

Allow me to share something

with the entire class.

As I was grading papers, I came across

two gems, both entitled "Cells Are Bad."

And both withjust one paragraph...

which I unfortunately

committed to memory.

"Cells are bad.

My uncle lives in a cell.

It's ten foot by twelve.

And he has to read the same boring

magazine every day.

The end."

You're talking about our papers,

aren't you, Dr. Kane?

Yes, I am.

Although my standards are not

where they used to be...

I still could not bring myself

to put an A on top ofthose beauties.

Hopeyou understand.

- Sure.

- Yeah, okay.

Let's get back to work at the Periodic

Table which is not, as some suppose--

A meteor? Where?

Route 89-A.

Yeah, I got it.

Rest assured I will be there.

Okay. Bye.

How's it look, Professor?

It's tight.

Really tight, Nadine,

but not too tight.

You just don't have the points.

I'm sorry.

Don't take it too hard. Geology's

a tougher subject than people think.

Areyou sure?

Couldn'tyou check again?

I really need this credit

to get into nursing school.

Nursing school?

Wouldn'tyou be more comfortable where

people's lives weren't dependent on you?

Actually, what I reallywant to be

is Miss Arizona.

But my consultant says nursing school

will really impress thejudges.

- Makes me look like I help people.

- Ready for lunch?

Or haveyou already eaten?

I was concluding a teacher-student

conference with Nadine, Ira.

Harry, your dedication toyourjob

is an inspiration to us all.

Regrettably, I have a prior lunch

engagement with Professor Kane.

We'll talk aboutyour

extra credit later, okay? Cheer up.

Let me grab my stuff.

Whereyou taking me?

A meteor hit last night.

Oh, that's what that was.

As the Glen Canyon representative

ofthe U.S. Geological Survey...

I have been assigned to check it out.

I'm taking you in case I actually have

to do something scientific. Then we eat.

You're a representative

ofthe U.S.G.S.?

Signed up over the Internet.

Wereyou on some cheerleader site

and accidentally linked to the U.S.G.S.?

Something like that.

Watch it. Take it easy.

That's my baby.

Watch it. Take it easy.

That's my baby.

Thereyou go. Easy.

Come on, be careful!

Who's gonna pay me for the damage

to my goddamn car?

Son, I told you we don't do that.

It's force majeure.

Force majeure, my ass!

That car's a classic '73 Buick Rivera.

Who areyou?

Harry Block, United States

Geological Survey.

This is my secretary, Ira Kane.

We're here to investigate the meteor.

Ifthat's what it is.

Ofcourse it's a damn meteor.

It almost blew up my damn car.

I'm still fuzzy on whatyou were

doing here in the middle ofthe night.

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David Diamond

David Diamond is an American screenwriter. His film credits include The Family Man, Old Dogs, When in Rome, Evolution and the television film Minutemen. Frequently collaborates with David Weissman. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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