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The alien of the title descends to earth to mix with young girls and rock 'n' roll. Based on the song of the same name whose performer, Sheb Wooley, appears in the film. Harmless, stupid fun for the whole family.

Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1699 Stutz Dr., Troy, MI 48084, Phone: (248)816-0909, Toll-free: 800-786-8777, Fax: (248)816-3335, URL:

Available on Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Sci Fi, Alien Beings--Benign, Adapted from a Song
Ned Beatty, Shelley Winters, Neil Patrick Harris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Little Richard, Chubby Checker, Peggy Lipton
Linda Shayne
Motion Picture Corporation of America

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Purple People Eater
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The family comedy Purple People Eater, starring Ned Beatty and Shelley Winters, released in the year 1988. The movie has a run time of 91 minutes of non-stop fun. The movie Purple People Eater is based off the song, which was then turned into a movie. When a young boy plays the old song “Purple People Eater” the creature then appears. The young boy and the Purple People Eater become good friends. They even work together to help out one of their elderly neighbors.