Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, 'Captive State' explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.


Rupert Wyatt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... William Mulligan
Ashton Sanders ... Gabriel Drummond
Jonathan Majors ... Rafe Drummond
Vera Farmiga ... Jane Doe
Kevin Dunn ... Commissioner Eugene Igoe
James Ransone ... Patrick Ellison
Alan Ruck ... Charles Rittenhouse
Madeline Brewer ... Rula
Machine Gun Kelly ... Jurgis (as Colson Baker)
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Kermode
Ben Daniels ... Daniel
Caitlin Ewald ... Anita
Lawrence Grimm ... Evan Hayes
Guy Van Swearingen ... Eddie the Priest
Elena Marisa Flores ... Flores (as Elena Flores)


Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored. In a working-class Chicago neighborhood occupied by an alien force for nine years, increased surveillance and the restriction of civil rights have given rise to an authoritarian system - and dissent among the populace. Written by yusufpiskin

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This is no longer our planet. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief language and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The snare drum part of the theme during the opening credits is a riff on Jerry Goldsmith's snare drum theme for "Seven Days In May (1964)". See more »


Before the end title starts, there were some video clippings were playing to show the world wide revolt. Just after "Paris" it showed "Karachi" which is supposed to be in Pakistan. But clippings was of "Dhaka" and Bangladesh flags were waved by the people in the scene. Moreover, this was not a video of a protest at all. Rather it was a video of a pilgrimage for a religious gathering called 'Bishwa Iztema" held every year in January in Dhaka. See more »


Commissioner Eugene Igoe: They don't like our smell... go figure
Commissioner Eugene Igoe: Pelham's already dead... they just don't know it yet
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Crazy Credits

During the beginning of the end credits, a map of the world is shown with listed locations where human rebellions have achieved victory against the aliens, across America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. See more »


References Scarface (1983) See more »


Soldaten des Vaterlandes
Written by Ron Goodwin
Courtesy of APM Music
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A Sci Fi movie that is a pleasant surprise!
10 May 2020 | by yuengling215See all my reviews

This movie was a pleasant surprise! The movie is set in Chicago post alien invasion. It's about a secret network of insurgents that use a sophisticated way of communications with each other. A head Detective is on the hunt to figure out who is actually in this network... Just when you think you have it figured out you're in for a pleasant surprise. This is not your average alien invasion movie. It actually has some substance to it. The story line & writing is fantastic. The acting is very well done with some familiar faces... Give this movie a go if you like this genre of film. If it's not your normal type of movie you would watch you may end up enjoying the Thriller aspect as well as the Detective side of the film.

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Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,131,525, 17 March 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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