Trivia: Stick around after the movie has finished, at least 4 minutes of extra footage is shown.


Trivia: During a flashback scene, Paul is shown sitting in Hangar 51 talking to Steven Spielberg, the same hangar as seen in Raiders of The Lost Ark and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


Trivia: When Paul, Graeme and Clive are walking down the street in the town near the RV park, there is a theater behind them that is showing the movies "Easy Rider" and "Duel." Easy Rider is a movie where Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper play two guys on a road trip while fleeing the law, similar to the plot of this movie (although they have a drug stash, not an alien). Duel is a movie about a man who is chased down by a truck, and was the debut of Steven Spielberg, commonly referenced in this movie.

Trivia: John Carroll Lynch plays Kirsten Wiig's father in the film, even though in real life he's only 10 years her senior.

Trivia: Clive mentions to Paul he became interested in science fiction writing ever since he saw "Mac and Me." "Mac and Me" was a poorly received McDonalds ad placement 1988 E.T. ripoff film.

Trivia: Before Tara strikes "The big guy" (Sigourney Weaver) she says, "Get away from her, you bitch!" This is the same line said by Sigourney Weaver to the Alien Queen in "Aliens."

Trivia: Paul asks for some Reese's Pieces, which were used in E.T. to lead him out of the shed.


Trivia: The music being played at the bar that Graeme, Clive and Ruth go to is the same song being played in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.


Trivia: When Agent Zoil shoots his car radio whilst talking to Sigourney Weaver, he says "Boring conversation anyway". Harrison Ford's character Han Solo says the same line in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope when he shoots an intercom while posing as a Stormtrooper.


Trivia: The Bat mobile seen in the film is the exact same Bat mobile from Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever.


Trivia: The shot of Graeme and Clive investigating the car crash with their lights on their heads is almost identical to some shots from Alien where the cast are investigating the alien planet.


Trivia: The dog at the beginning of the film looks up. This is in reference to Pegg and Frost's characters arguing about whether dogs can look up or not in their film Shaun Of The Dead.


Trivia: The name of Jason Bateman, Agent Lorenzo Zoil, is a play on the title of the 1992 Movie "Lorenzo's Oil", starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon.


Continuity mistake: When the bird first hits the RV, a blood stain is visible on the windshield. But on the exterior shot of the RV as it stops, the blood has disappeared. (00:26:50)

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