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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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Betty Walker
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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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Extraños invasores  »

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The production shoot for this picture ran for just five weeks. 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 Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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Music by Richard Rodgers
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Flat Satire.
25 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Paul Le Mat plays Charlie Bigelow, who goes to his ex-wife's Midwest hometown to investigate her disappearance. What he finds instead is a strange community that denies her existence, but he comes to discover that they are all alien colonists, who won't tolerate his interference. He sells this story to the tabloids, but this only encourages the aliens to pursue him with a vengeance...

Strange is the word to describe this Sci-Fi satire, which is totally flat and lifeless, with lethargic pacing and direction, and a storyline that goes nowhere. Well intentioned satire that falls well short of succeeding.


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