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Status: Released

Runtime: 106

Budget: -

Revenue: $32,945,979

Language: en

Webpage: -

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  •  PG

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Alternative Titles

  • Milagro en la Calle 8
  • Batteries Not Included
  • Miracle on 8th Street
  • Батарейки не прилагаются
Content Score: 100

6.1/10 (93 votes)


In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.


Five ordinary people needed a miracle. Then one night, Faye Riley left the window open.


Director: Matthew Robbins
Writers: , , , ,

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Hume Cronyn

Hume Cronyn
as Frank Riley

Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy
as Faye Riley

Frank McRae

Frank McRae
as Harry Noble

Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña
as Marisa Esteval

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A review by John Chard

Very tidy little family piece.

Residents of a building under threat of demolition from developers get an answer to their prayers in the form of tiny mechanical aliens.

Firmly embedded in the trench that houses a number of 80s fantastical alienish pictures, *batteries not included is a bit worn around the edges yet still keeps its head above average waters thanks to its unbreakable charm. There is something so joyous about watching bullies {here in the form of vile developers and their hoodlum enforcers} getting a dose of their own medicine, and although the outcome here is never in doubt,... read the rest.