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Earth to Echo (2014)

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After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

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Dave Green

Writers:

Henry Gayden (screenplay by), Henry Gayden (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teo Halm ... Alex
Astro ... Tuck (as Brian 'Astro' Bradley)
Reese Hartwig ... Munch
Ella Wahlestedt ... Emma (as Ella Linnea Wahlestedt)
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Dr. Lawrence Madsen (Construction Worker)
Algee Smith ... Marcus Simms (as Alga Smith)
Cassius M. Willis Cassius M. Willis ... Calvin Simms (as Cassius Willis)
Sonya Leslie ... Theresa Simms
Kerry O'Malley ... Janice Douglas
Virginia Louise Smith ... Betty Barrett
Peter Mackenzie ... James Hastings
Valerie Wildman ... Christina Hastings
Roger Hewlett ... Construction Worker #2
Mary Pat Gleason ... Dusty - Mullet Lady at Bar
Marilyn Giacomazzi ... Bar Patron #2 (as Marilyn Giacommazzi)
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Storyline

"Earth to Echo" follows four young teenagers who find an alien life form that's trying to rebuild its spaceship. Together, the teenagers protect the alien and help rebuild its ship so it can fly back to its home planet. Written by Unknown

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An adventure as big as the universe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wolf Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,364,658, 6 July 2014

Gross USA:

$38,934,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,336,704
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Earth to Echo" was produced and financed by Walt Disney Pictures. After chairman Alan Horn saw a final cut, it was put in turnaround and was purchased by Relativity Media. See more »

Goofs

When the kids are driven through the desert by the government agents, there are many saguaros visible. This places them in Arizona, not Nevada where the story is set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tuck: All right, mom, I'm leaving. Spending the night at Alex's house so we can play a new video game.
Theresa Simms: [busy talking] Have whatever you want, honey.
Tuck: You know what, I lied, actually. We're gonna ride our bikes out into the desert, at night, alone. Without supervision.
Theresa Simms: [still busy talking] Okay, see you then, sweetie.
Tuck: Also rob a bank. Go to Mexico. Maybe even start a new life.
[leaves]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Alex pointing out his phone is acting all weird again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Opposite Sides
Written by Andy Hull
Performed by Manchester Orchestra
Courtesy of Loma Vista Recordings/Republic Records
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Surprising Summer Gem!
19 June 2014 | by ADDias81See all my reviews

Filmed in the popular "found-footage" fashion, Earth to Echo is a refreshingly original family film that I enjoyed as much as my kids.

Funny with lots of heart, the movie was really well done, with great acting from the mostly young cast. The kids acted and spoke like real kids. Dealing with real problems like divorce, adoption, awkwardness with the opposite sex, and having to move away from friends, there is a lot here for the audience to relate to.

I initially thought that there wasn't a whole lot of character development with the Echo character, but in hindsight, the movie had little to do with Echo and more to do with the kids' journey - on their last night together - to get Echo home.

Too often do I find myself nodding off at these kids movies. This isn't the kid movie you think it is. Lots of action, suspense, and humor - with an edge, yet I'm pretty sure there is no profanity...and no violence. Here is a little gem that I fear that will get lost in the mix of all of the other Summer blockbusters, but hopefully a little word-of-mouth can make this a surprise hit.


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