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Pet Shop

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  •  USA  •    •    •  Directed by: Hope Perello.  •  Starring: Terry Kiser, Leigh Ann Orsi, Spencer Vrooman, Joanne Baron, David Wagner, Jane Morris, Jeff Michalski, Shashawnee Hall, Sabrina Wiener, Cody Burger, Leondardo Vincent Surdo, Nino Surdo, John LaMotta.  •  Music by: Reg Powell.
       A family finds themselves on the run from danger both on earth and from outer space in this sci-fi comedy for the family. Joe Yeagher is a plumber from Brooklyn who is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program after testifying in court against some wise guys from the neighborhood. Joe, his wife Marilyn, and their kids Charlie and Dena are moved to Cactus Flats, a small town in Arizona, one step ahead of Mafia hitmen Babe and Curley. Lonely in their new town, Charlie and Dena visit a local pet shop run by Mr. and Mrs. Zimm, where the kids discover a number of strange and wonderful animals for sale. But they soon discover that the Zimms and their critters are all visitors from another planet, and that the humanoid aliens plan to take the Earth children back to their planet and sell them as pets. Can the alien animals and FBI keep Charlie and Dena safe?

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I used to rent this movie over and over again as a kid. It has an eerie feel which I was very attracted to. But then again, I was a weird kid. It's sort of like a toned down Tim Burton film.....magical, abnormal things go on against the backdrop of a normal, seemingly boring town. The cinematography is cool; it's set in a small town in Arizona during the summer. Although it's definitely a kid's movie, there's almost something adult about it. It's been a long time since I've seen it, but I haven't forgotten it during all of these years. I've been trying to locate a copy of it (it's not on DVD, only VHS) to buy. The only other similar movie I can think of is a movie directed by a Michael Davis called Beanstalk (1994).

Review by petitepishe from the Internet Movie Database.