Mom and Dad Save the World (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mom and Dad Save the World1992

Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)



Critic Consensus: There is no saving this off-putting family adventure from its mirthless script, although some inspired production design gives it some visual polish.

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Movie Info

Just after the evil Emperor Spengo (Jon Lovitz) imprisons King Raff (Eric Idle), he spots a California housewife (Teri Garr) through his telescope. He decides to beam her up along with her husband (Jeffrey Jones), but isn't prepared to deal with the results when both become interplanetary freedom fighters.

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Jon Lovitz
as Emperor Tod Spengo
Teri Garr
as Marge Nelson
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Bwaaa (Fishface)
Tony Cox
as Blaaatt (Bulldog)
Ed Gale
as Bulldog #2
Suzanne Ventulett
as Stephanie Nelson
Charlie Dell
as Minister
Michael Stoyanov
as Carl, Stephanie's Boyfriend
Laurie Main
as Chorus Master
Danny Cooksey
as Alan Nelson
Jim Maniaci
as Gunnery Operator
Dennis Madalone
as Sentry Rebel
Jeff Doucette
as Captain Destroyer
Jonathan Stark
as Lieutenant Destroyer
Dan Stanton
as Twin Destroyer #1
Don Stanton
as Twin Destroyer #2
Brent Hinkley
as Throne Room Destroyer
Eddie Paul
as Deathcart Driver
Ed Solomon
as Destroyer #13
Chris Matheson
as Destroyer #15
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Critic Reviews for Mom and Dad Save the World

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

Mom and Dad Save the World, which was directed by Greg Beeman and has the straggly feel of an extended Saturday Night Live skit, boasts unusually inspired production design.

July 25, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Mom and Dad Save the World is an insult to the idea of children's entertainment.

July 25, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Here's a novel idea: A kids' movie with parents as heroes. That twist is the most -- some might say only -- refreshing element in Mom and Dad Save the World.

July 25, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Yet another overwrought but uninspired fantasy in which all the wit is in the amusingly stylized sets and costumes rather than the script.

July 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Little kids will find some infantile laughs in Mom and Dad Save the World, but adults will be looking at their watches during this silly sci-fi comedy.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

One of those comedies that might sound like a zany hoot when pitched to a movie studio but that in execution emerges virtually laugh-free.

May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews for Mom and Dad Save the World


Stupid and bad, Mom and Dad Save the World it's a forgettable Sci-Fi film. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I used to watch this on HBO as a kid and it never got old.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

One good gag in the whole movie.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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