Batteries not Included


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.

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  1. Matthew Robbins

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Mick Garris


  3. S. S. Wilson


  4. Brad Bird


  5. Brent Maddock


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hume Cronyn

    Hume Cronyn

    Frank Riley

  2. Jessica Tandy

    Jessica Tandy

    Faye Riley

  3. Frank McRae

    Frank McRae

    Harry Noble

  4. Elizabeth Peña

    Elizabeth Peña

    Marisa Esteval

  5. Dennis Boutsikaris

    Dennis Boutsikaris

    Mason Baylor

  6. Tom Aldredge

    Tom Aldredge

    Sid Hogenson

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Movie Data


Original Title *batteries not included

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget -

Revenue $65,088,797.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 18, 1987
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

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.

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