4.5/10
149
7 user 2 critic

The Aliens Are Coming (1980)

An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Borderline (1980)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On the U.S.-Mexican border, border cop Jeb Maynard is hunting for a human smuggler responsible for Jeb partner's murder.

Director: Jerrold Freedman
Stars: Charles Bronson, Bruno Kirby, Bert Remsen
The Invaders (TV Series 1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The classic sci-fi series of the '60s returns as one man, Scott Bakula, tries to stop an invasion of the earth by aliens disguised as humans.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Elizabeth Peña, Richard Thomas
Gibbsville (TV Series 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Life in a small Eastern town during the '40s as seen through the eyes of a young newspaper reporter.

Stars: Gig Young, John Savage, Peggy McCay
The Invaders (1967–1968)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven
The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie 1977)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, James Hampton
The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie 1987)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A criminal defense attorney is seduced by a beautiful woman and reluctantly takes on the defense of her estranged husband who is charged with murder, but finds his career threatened because... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Ed Harris, Roxanne Hart, David Suchet
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Scott Dryden
...
Leonard Nero
...
Gwendolyn O'Brien (as Melinda Fee)
Fawne Harriman ...
Joyce Cummings
...
Timmy Garner (as Matthew Laborteaux)
...
Harve Nelson
...
Sue Garner
...
Eldon Gates
...
Russ Garner
...
Chuck Polcheck
Hank Brandt ...
Lt. Col. John Sebastian
Laurence Haddon ...
Bert Fowler
...
Patrolman Ashley
Curtis Credel ...
Frank Foley
Richard Lockmiller ...
Patrolman Strong
Edit

Storyline

An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They Were Alive. They Could Hear Them. They Could Feel Them. But They Could Not See Them...Until It Was Too Late.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien Force  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was meant to be pilot for a TV series never released and thus has unusual plot-holes. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Invaders (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It's "A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION" and looks like it too.
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only thing missing is the typical voice at the beginning announcing the fact that this is a QM production. They even have William Conrad (Cannon) in a voice over near the end saying, "The nightmare is just beginning!" which was probably lifted from some other production, but at least they got that great voice of his for a bit. This is obviously a failed pilot episode where our brave scientist tracks down the invading aliens week after week. Sound familiar? It was done better as THE INVADERS in the 60s. But still a fun TV film to watch if only for the enjoyment of seeing the late 70s period paraphernalia, and to muse about the formulaic production of these types of TV pilots/movies. It's always a great thrill to get to the point of the TV commercial cutaway, and not have a commercial come in! Full of lots of cheesy but nifty TV production special effect leftovers and plastico robotic creatures from Galactica and Buck Rogers, unfortunately without the beautiful Erin Grey, though. If you can find it, it's worth a look.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?