The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion from a small town to the city of San Fransisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement" realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?Written by
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At Kibner's book release party, as Jack and Matthew are walking while Jack is putting down Kibner's work, he turns abruptly to engage the woman before she begins to verbally disagree with his comments about Kibner's work. See more »
[Elizabeth and Matthew are captured by snathcers in the Health Department office. Kibner gives them sedatives, so that they can be snatched while asleep]
Listen, we're not the last humans left. There are people who will fight you. They will find out what you're doing here.
They'll stop you.
Dr. David Kibner:
In an hour... you won't want them to. In an hour, you'll be one of us.
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In the version that ABC-TV ran in 1980, Brooke Adams' nude scene, where she was walking through the greenhouse where the pods were being grown, was replaced with an alternate shot of her wearing the red dress. See more »
An eerie and creepy horror sci-fi movie of space aliens who invade Earth, particularly San Francisco, to make duplicate of humans' bodies and develop their new race in human form - with no emotions. The protagonists (Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Nancy Cartright) try to escape the aliens and find a solution to stop them. But, with them multiplying rapidly, it might be near impossible.
Great acting and some dark moments. A fast-paced plot, with the problem and suspense starting almost immediately as the movie begins, grabbing your attention. A doom and gloom-feel movie for a dreary time.
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