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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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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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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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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 »

Goofs

Betty runs back to the hotel in the dark, then immediately heads down the fire escape with Charles. But when they get down to street level it is broad daylight. See more »

Quotes

Betty Walker: Well, now that we're past this awkward 'getting to know you' phase, let me buy you a drink. Well, come back tomorrow - maybe we can find this photograph.
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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

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Blue Moon
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Music by Richard Rodgers
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A "serious" spoof.
12 July 1999 | by 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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