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Doin' Time on Planet Earth is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Charles Matthau and written by Darren Star. The film stars Nicholas Strouse, Andrea Thompson, Martha Scott, Adam West, Hugh Gillin and Matt Adler. The film was released on September 16, 1988, by Cannon Film Distributors.[2][3]

Doin' Time on Planet Earth
Doin' Time on Planet Earth poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Matthau
Produced byYoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Screenplay byDarren Star
Story byDarren Star
Andrew Licht
Jeffrey A. Mueller
StarringNicholas Strouse
Andrea Thompson
Martha Scott
Adam West
Hugh Gillin
Matt Adler
Music byDana Kaproff
CinematographyTim Suhrstedt
Edited byAlan Balsam
Sharyn L. Ross
Distributed byCannon Film Distributors
Release date
  • September 16, 1988 (1988-09-16)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$29,576[1]


Ryan Richmond lives with his family in a Holiday Inn hotel they own in Arizona. Feeling stuck in this remote part of the USA Ryan wants to leave the USA. Before he can leave he must find a date for his brother's wedding and decides to visit a computer dating service. That’s when things go awry.



  1. ^ "Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Doin' Time On Planet Earth". TV Guide. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 9 December 2014.

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