” The quickest way to end a miracle is to ask it why it is… or what it wants.” Frank Riley.

This independent movie was cute and cuddly while adjusting the audience to face real life issues amidst a science fiction film. That’s exactly how I felt about the movie. Somewhat speculative, it makes you think about life and how small we really are and how big the world really is around us!

Batteries Not Included has the plot like this…Frank (Hume Cronyn) and Faye Riley (Jessica Tandy) are an elderly New York City couple living in a depressed part of town. There, they run a diner as well as an apartment building, which is home to a poor but friendly group of people. One day, Frank and Faye learn that a property developer wants them to sell the apartment. When they refuse, their diner is vandalized. However, Frank, Faye and their tenants are aided by mysterious flying saucers, which help them repair the diner and fight back.

The film was directed by Mathew Robbins and the screenplay was actually co-written by four people… Matthew Robbins, Brad Bird, Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson. Also the producer was one Frank Marshall. These people all contributed to a great hole in the wall movie about flying saucers coming to help people.  The score was done by James Horner and he did a really good job capturing the essence of the cute flying saucers, the older people in the movie and the events surrounding these two random elements.

You can find the soundtrack on Amazon.

You can also find it on ITunes.

Here are a few clips for your enjoyment!

Main Title


Night Visitors


Hamburger Rhumba


New Babies


Cafe Swing


Times Square and Farewell




New Family/End Credits


Well I hope you enjoyed it! Join me next week when I bring you Beverly Hills Cop II! Enjoy my other post this week! Happy Listening!