Batteries Not Included

Released 1987

Director: Matthew Robbins

Rating: PG

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  • Batteries Not Included is a 1987 family oriented science fiction movie written by Brad Bird and directed by Mathew Robbins. The film is executive producer is Steven Spielberg. Elderly semi-retired couple Frank (Hume Cronyn) and Faye (Jessica Tandy) own and operate a small diner in a rundown building somewhere in New York City. They also live in the building along with a variety of other people. Their neighborhood has seen better times and is being bought up and redeveloped. Frank and Faye face eviction from their apartment building after it was bought by a dishonest real estate developer. Frank, Faye and their neighbors are reluctant to move from their homes. With little legally he can do but wait until leases expire, the developer hires goons to drive the tenants from the building. Luckily for Frank and Faye a group of tiny sentient alien robots arrive. The extraterrestrials befriend the couple and use their advanced powers to scare away the goons and refurbish the building so it qualifies as a protected historic building.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Spielberg

    Producer

  • James LeGros

  • Hume Cronyn

    Frank Riley

  • Doris Belack

    Mrs. Thompson

  • Jessica Tandy

    Faye Riley

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