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Strange Invaders (1983)

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

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Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don't believe him. He tells his story to a tabloid; and suddenly, he is chased by the aliens. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$655,461, 18 September 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,362,303
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A photograph of Steven Spielberg, famous at the time this film was released for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), is seen in a file of photos of aliens at the Center for UFO Studies. See more »

Goofs

The red truck at the beginning of the movie that has the teenage couple in it keeps changing. The wooden side rails on the truck box disappear and reappear. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Benjamin: [to FBI man, to whom she previously said that nobody takes the train any more] They took the train!
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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Blue Moon
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Music by Richard Rodgers
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Unexpected sleeper that might knock your sox off...
18 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a "smaller" science fiction film about aliens being discovered on Earth. Excellent cast, intelligent story and suspense carry this well above others of its kind. Well worth a viewing by fans of the genre. Solid 8 according to the Miller Movie formula.


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