Synopsis: Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.
Director(s): Greg Mottola
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Moorcroft, Wyoming 1947

Go on then, Paul.

Don't be long ...



Paul ...

San Diego, California


Comic - Con

The Black Mailbox

Rachel, NEVADA

Area 51

No Tresspassing

I ... I love it here.

You know ...

It feels so ...



and somehow i feel I belong.

I know what you mean.

I know you mean.

I think this is probably the most fun

I've ever had. You know?

I'm so glad we came Clive.


May I?

Be my guest.

I was over there, on my own.

That there is a black vampire.

Watch out !

She bites.

- How much?

- 1,349 dolars, 99 cents.

Are you gonna get it?

Fair enough.

I can't believe we're gonna meet

Adam Shadowchild.

I know ...

He's like the coolest man on the world.

Thank you.

Come forth.

Welcome my friends.

I just wanted to say that "Planet

Vortulagy" is a huge influence on me and ...

... and my work and Sebastian

Rico is a wonderful protagonist.

Don't tell me.

You're a writer.

I am, yeah.

He actually won a Nebulon

Award in 1992.

Working on a follow up.

I'd love to see that.

No, not today.

No, it's a legal thing,

I'm sure it's ...

I'm sure it's good, it's

a wonderful cover ...

Three tits.

Awesome ...

- That was ... Graeme.

- I'm the artist.

My illustrator.

Move along please guys.

- Yes.

- No, no, I ...

Thank you.

- You brought a book?

- No ...

Then f*** off ...

Let's get picture of you and

me and Adam.

- Ok, ready?

- Ready.

Encounter Briefs

- Yes, yes.

- Is that the RV place?

- Yes.

It's definitely two single beds because

there's been a bit of a mix up at the hotel.

Ok, excellent, thank you very much ...

... and have a nice day to you as well.

- Are they here?

- It's in the car park.

- You mean the "parking lot".

- I suure doe ...

Like two American boys.

It nice isn't it? We're actually here.

America, huh?

How long have we dreamt about this?

Since we were kids.


Now, look at us.

Grown men ...

- Pizza !

- Pizza !

- Hi ! How you are?

- Good evening sir.

Come on in.

Uh ... Where can i set these down?

Uhm, you can put it on the bed.

You guys on honeymoon?

No ...

- No, we're just ...

- We're just friends.

There's been a mix up at the ...

reservations been messed up.

Let's clear up the table.

Going on a road trip, huh?

- Yeah, yeah.

- Yes.

Well, you know what?

Better way to follow a comic con ...

... than a tour of America's most

famous UFO hot spots.


You know ... we gonna ...

... take Area 51, and the

Black Mailbox in Nevada ...

... and down to Camp Verde,

then to Apache Junction and ...

... then down to Rosewell, New Mexico,

for the sight of the famous crash in '47.

- Ah, no ...

- Everybody knows that.

- Stop it !

It's an alleged sight at this point.

But why would they admit the crash

if the crach happened somewhere else?

- Just agree to ...

- Agree to disagree.

- Again.

- That's what we ...

Do you believe in Aliens?

What do you mean, "Aliens"?

- I'll get rid of that ...

- I'll get it ...

... out of your way.

It's the worst thing.

Thank you.

- Have a nice honeymoon.

- Uh, thank you.

Vasquez Rocks,


Zone 51,


Restaurant - Bar - Motel

"Earthlings Welcome"

Little AleInn


"Watch the Skies" or

"Alien on Board" ?

"Alien on Board" please.

Ok ... If you're sure.

So ...

How was comic - con?

We met Adam Shadowchild.

Who the hell is Adam


Oh,we wrote the "Venusian


I didn't read that one.

"The Jenny Star Pepper

in the Great Brass Hand"?

Nah ...

"The Robots Mistress"?

Nah, I like romances.

That's kind of a romance.

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Simon Pegg

Simon John Pegg (né Beckingham; born 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Pegg came to public prominence in Britain as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright. Pegg went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011). Pegg portrays Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series (2006–present) and played Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016), co-writing the latter. more…

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