When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Diana (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Robert Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Juliet Parrish (2 episodes, 1983)
Peter Nelson ...
 Brian (2 episodes, 1983)
David Packer ...
 Daniel Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Eleanor Dupres (2 episodes, 1983)
Tommy Petersen ...
 Josh Brooks (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Mike Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Blair Tefkin ...
 Robin Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Elias Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Lynn Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Abraham Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 John (2 episodes, 1983)
Evan C. Kim ...
 Tony Wah Chong Leonetti (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Ben Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
George Morfogen ...
 Stanley Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Steven (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Arthur Dupres (2 episodes, 1983)
Jenny Sullivan ...
 Kristine Walsh (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Kathleen Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Bill Graham (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Ruby Engels (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Martin (2 episodes, 1983)
Jason Bernard ...
 Caleb Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
Michael Bond ...
 Officer Talbot (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Sancho Gomez (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Harmony Moore (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Polly Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Willie (2 episodes, 1983)
Ron Hajak ...
 Denny (2 episodes, 1983)
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
 Ruth Barnes (2 episodes, 1983)
David Hooks ...
 Dr. Rudolf Metz (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Marjorie Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Jenny Neumann ...
 Barbara (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Brad (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Officer Bob Briggs (2 episodes, 1983)
Stephanie Faulkner ...
 LA TV Studio Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1983)
Tom Fuccello ...
 Senator Raymond Burke (2 episodes, 1983)
Wiley Harker ...
 UN Secretary General (2 episodes, 1983)
Dick Harwood ...
 LA TV Studio Director (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Arch Quinton (2 episodes, 1983)
Bonnie Johns ...
 Woman (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Sean Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Maurice Jankowski (2 episodes, 1983)
Marin May ...
 Katie Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
Mike Monahan ...
 LA TV Studio Console Man (2 episodes, 1983)
Jennifer Perito ...
 Resistance Member (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Newscaster (2 episodes, 1983)
Nathan Roberts ...
 LA TV Anchor (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Howard K. Smith (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert Vandenberg ...
 Rebel Camp Leader (2 episodes, 1983)
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 High School Band Leader (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Visitor Trooper (2 episodes, 1983)
Stack Pierce ...
 Visitor Captain (2 episodes, 1983)
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Storyline

Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have disguised themselves to look just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and that they have come to rape the Earth of its natural resources, the war for Earth begins. An important key to the humans' success is distinguishing their own from who the aliens are. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu> with help

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Humankind's last stand. See more »


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Trivia

The laser effects cost US$1,000 each. The high cost was due to the lengthy post-production work by manually adding optical effects to the film. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel Bernstein starts pouring champagne for his family, the boom mic is reflected in the glass of the portrait above his head. See more »

Quotes

Martin: The Leader wants them living. Some of them will be made into troops for battles with his enemy.
Mike Donovan: And the others?
Martin: In addition to the water... there is another basic shortage on our planet.
Mike Donovan: Food!
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Crazy Credits

End of credits: In Loving Memory of Dominique Dunne Her friends miss her See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
(credited)
from Star Wars (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Hey, put that water back!
15 March 2000 | by (South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Made-For-TV movies of today are poorly acted, exaggerated and make you happy you have a remote control, so you can quickly change channels to X-Files reruns. However back in the 80's many TV movies were brilliant including this one. "V" takes you on an adventure where some aliens try to become friendly with humans and then rip us off. Except they're not after our silverware or jewelry they want the real important stuff like water, and I'm not talking about a couple gallons of Evian. I am talking about the entire world supply. Take time to enjoy a mini-series that will stand for all time. Great performances by all players. Kudos to Marc Singer.


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