Although its minuscule budget peeks through like a raggedy slip's hemline, PET SHOP is harmless family fun about outer-space critters. The movie subverts its own moldy kiddie comedy conventions with a double whammy of low humor and high spirits.
Under the Witness Protection Program, Brooklyn plumber Joe Yeagher (Terry Kiser) moves his wife Marilyn (Joanne Baron), teenaged son Charlie (David Wagner), and young daughter Dena (Leigh Ann Orsi) to godforsaken Cactus Flats, Arizona. Sponsored by federal Marshall Dave (Shashawnee Hall), the
colorful urbanites attempt suburban transformation without realizing that two Mafia goons, Babe (Nino Surdo), and Curly (Leonardo ...