Doin' Time on Planet Earth Poster

Release Date: 1988

PG|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Ryan (Nicholas Strouse) lives with his parents and siblings at their family-owned Holiday Inn in boring Sunnyvale, Ariz. When he's not at school or fantasizing about a sexy hotel lounge singer, he dreams of moving far away to Saudi Arabia. In reality, he's stuck in Sunnyvale -- with no date to his brother's wedding. Depressed, he visits an online dating site, but is greeted with strange questions that lead him to believe he's an alien. Then his neighbors arrive and convince him he's right.

Cast: Nicholas Strouse, Hugh Gillin, Gloria Henry

Director: Charles Matthau

Genres: Science fiction

Keywords: School, Growing up, Underdog, Charming, 1980s, Brother, Friendship, Amusing