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Release Date: December 18th, 1987

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 1999

PG|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Frank (Hume Cronyn) and Faye Riley (Jessica Tandy) are an elderly New York City couple living in a depressed part of town. There, they run a diner as well as an apartment building, which is home to a poor but friendly group of people. One day, Frank and Faye learn that a property developer wants them to sell the apartment. When they refuse, their diner is vandalized. However, Frank, Faye and their tenants are aided by mysterious flying saucers, which help them repair the diner and fight back.

Cast: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña, Michael Carmine, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tom Aldredge, Jane Hoffman

Director: Matthew Robbins

Genres: Fantasy, Science fiction, Comedy, Family

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: 1980s, Transformation, New York City, Offbeat, Heartwarming