Amanda and the Alien

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Amanda and the Alien
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Science Fiction
Written byRobert Silverberg
Jon Kroll
Directed byJon Kroll
StarringJohn Diehl
Michael Dorn
Stacy Keach
Music byJane Cozzi
Michael Cozzi
Jane Wiedlin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Paul Colichman
Miles A. Copeland III
Producer(s)Larry Estes
Jonas Thaler (co-producer)
Cindy Morgan (associate producer)
Nancy Paloian (line producer)
CinematographyGary Tieche
Editor(s)Brian Berdan
Running time96 minutes
Production company(s)Century Group Ltd.
IRS Media
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseAugust 20, 1995

Amanda and the Alien (or Alien Love in the UK) is a 1995 made-for-cable science-fiction comedy movie directed by Jon Kroll and starring Nicole Eggert as Amanda Patterson. It premiered on Showtime on August 20, 1995.[1]


Amanda, an employee at an upscale clothing store, is leading a relatively lonely and unremarkable life. All this changes when an alien that's been held at a secret military installation escapes by taking over the body of one of the base employees. Amanda finds the fugitive alien and decides to help it hide from the government agents chasing it, a seemingly easy task, as the alien must change host bodies every few days.

It is based upon the short story of the same name written by Robert Silverberg.



The New York Daily News criticized Eggert's acting and wrote that the film "wastes so much time deciding whether it wants to steal from 'Life-force,' 'Starman,' 'Species' or 'Earth Girls Are Easy' that it goes nowhere fast."[2]


  1. ^ "Channel flipping". The Tampa Tribune. August 20, 1995. Retrieved December 18, 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "Showtime has 2 kinds of close encounters: good & bad". New York Daily News. August 18, 1995. Retrieved December 18, 2018. (Subscription required (help)).

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