Continuity mistake: In the scene on the roof when the local hoodlum is attempting to take on the flying saucers you see the scene from two points of view. There are four people watching the local hoodlum getting fried. From the front, from left to right you see an old guy; a tall black guy; a women in pink and then a young guy with lots of hair. When seeing the scene from behind these watchers, you only see the old guy and the guy with the all the hair. Each time the angle changes the tall black guy and the women in pink are there.
Continuity mistake: UFO finds the toaster plugged into the bottom power outlet then leaves to get the other UFO. When they return 1 minute later the toaster is plugged into the top outlet. (00:23:25 - 00:24:25)
Trivia: This movie was originally supposed to be part of the TV series "Amazing Stories" but Steven Spielberg like the story so much that he decided to make it a full length film.
Trivia: At the end of the movie, we see the large buildings built around the cafe. At the part where Carlos is looking at the building models, if you look closely, you can see a tiny model of the cafe built between the big buildings just as it is at the end.
Pamela: It's old and depressing.
Mason: It's reality.
Pamela: This is the '80s! Nobody likes reality any more.
Faye Riley: Frank! It's the love boat to Cuba! Shuffle board and pineapples filled with rum. Know what they do? They put little paper umbrellas sticking out the top so that when it rains, it don't thin out the liquor.
Harry: We bring good things to life.
Question: What song is playing during the opening credits?
Question: How old was Frank and Faye's son Bobby when he died?
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