Alien from LA


Director: Albert Pyan

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

In The Alien from L.A. (aka Odeon, 1983) a Los Angeles valley-girl (Kathy Ireland) flies to Africa & falls down a rabbit-hole & ends up in a lost super-city of dystopian Atlantis, becoming thereby an alien in Atlantis.

She is soon the object of a "lottery" so that anyone who turns her over to the authorities will become wealthy. The story soon degenerates into an increasingly tedious chase film until she & her father find an ancient-astronauts' space vehicle & fly back to the surface.

No less cartoony than that sounds, it's played mainly for humor. It is surprising but true that Kathy Ireland's comedy acting is better than just about anyone else in this mildly entertaining by-the-numbers adventure. The script several times has characters asking if that annoying whiny voice was really her voice, & I'm still wondering about that too.

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