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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 ... See full summary »

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Charles Bigelow
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Margaret
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Willie Collins
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Mrs. Benjamin
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Earl
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Arthur Newman
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Mrs. Bigelow
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Tim
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Teen Boy in Prologue
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Gas Station Attendant
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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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25 Years Ago They Arrived From Another Galaxy. Surprise--They're Still Here. See more »

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Extra├▒os invasores  »

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The picture was cast with two 1950s era stalwarts in supporting roles. They were June Lockhart from the sci-fi TV series Lost in Space (1965) and Kenneth Tobey from The Thing from Another World (1951). See more »

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As Willie starts down the stairs behind the church altar, he suddenly has a lighted cigar in his mouth. See more »

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Mrs. Benjamin: [to FBI man, after discovering Charles and Betty taking the train] They took the train!
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Features The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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A "serious" spoof.
12 July 1999 | by (Cabot, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

This movie is pays great respect to the Sci-Fi movies of the 50's, but takes itself somewhat serious. If you view this film in that sense, you will have a great time!

The special effects are on a low budget and some of the camera angles are kind of strange, but the acting and the story are what keep this film going. A pre Barton Fink Michael Lerner is here and is great as always!

Be sure to look for two cameo's from former Lost in Space stars! Also, a very early R.E.M. song can be heard in the back ground of one scene.

Again, if you watch this with the frame of mind that this is a 50's sci-fi movie made in the 80's, you will get a real kick out of it!

I give this film a B+


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