Can of Worms (film)

Can of Worms (film)

name= Can Of Worms

caption = "Can Of Worms" promotional advertisement
writer=Kathy Mackel
starring=Michael Shulman
Erika Christensen
Adam Wylie
director=Paul Schneider
music=Mark Mothersbaugh | distributor=Disney Channel
released=April 10, 1999
runtime= 85 min.
movie_series= Disney Channel Original Movies
preceded_by =
followed_by =
producer=Marcy Gross
Joe Goodman

"Can of Worms" is a Disney Channel Original Movie. It was released in 1999, and is based on the book of the same name, which was a Young Reader's Choice Nominee in 2002 [ [ - books for 10-15 year old readers by 10-15 year old reviewers ] ] . Filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Plot Summary

Mike Pillsbury is a precocious kid who never felt like he belonged on earth, tries to win the heart of his love interest by helping out with the Halloween Dance, which gets sabotaged. Humiliated, Mike sends a message into outer space asking to be rescued from Earth, not knowing that actual aliens will hear him and come down to Earth, causing all kinds of new problems. Things get worse when the Thoad arrives to claim Mike for his zoo.


* Michael Shulman - Mike Pillsbury
* Erika Christensen - Katelyn
* Adam Wylie - Nick
* Andrew Ducote - Jay
* Garrett M. Brown - Dana Pillsbury
* Lee Garlington - Pamela Pillsbury
* Brighton Hertford - Jill Pillsbury
* Marcus Turner - Scott Tribler
* Chris Davies - Ryan
* Marie Stillin - Mrs. Nickerson
* Jessica Murdoch - Katelyn's Friend
* Terry David Mulligan - Coach Trembly
* Hrogather Matthews - Thoad's Human Form
* Brian Steele - Thoad's Creature Form

Voice Cast

* Malcolm McDowell - Barnabus (voice)
* Bruce Lanoil - The Bom (voice)
* Wally Wingert - The Loafer Alien (voice)
* David Coburn - The Jarm (voice)
* Tara Strong - Lula (voice)
* Peter Kelamis - Intergalactic Cop (voice)
* J.D. Hall - Thoad's Creature Form (voice)


Although not being shown for many years, the film was shown as part of Disney Channel's 2006 "Hauntober Fest" in October. However, on October 23, 2007 - the film made a reappearance as part of the Halloween film lineup on the Disney Channel.


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