*batteries not included

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*batteries not included ★★½ 1987 (PG)

As a real estate developer fights to demolish a New York tenement, the five remaining residents are aided by tiny metal visitors from outer space in their struggle to save their home. Each resident gains a renewed sense of life in this sentimental, wholesome family film produced by Spielberg. Cronyn and Tandy keep the schmaltz from getting out of hand. Neat little space critters. 107m/C VHS, DVD . Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Michael Carmine, Elizabeth Pena, Dennis Boutsikaris; D: Matthew Robbins; W: Matthew Robbins, Brad Bird, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson; C: John McPherson; M: James Horner.