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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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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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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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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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The distribution of the film was as follows: Orion Pictures released the film in North America whilst EMI Films distribbed the picture throughout the rest of the world. See more »

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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 »

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Mrs. Benjamin: [to FBI man, to whom she previously said that nobody takes the train any more] They took the train!
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Blue Moon
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Music by Richard Rodgers
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A kind of silly movie but worth watching!
19 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never saw Strange Invaders until yesterday but I found it immensely pleasurable to watch. Diana Scarwid, Nancy Allen, Louise Fletcher, and the cast was pretty interesting to watch with their material about alien beings playing humans for 25 years. While it probably took off from E.T. in the previous year, Strange Invaders is worth watching for the fans of science fiction and fantasy. I enjoyed it immensely maybe because I think Diana Scarwid deserved better in terms of scripts and she should have been a household name ever since her performance as the older Christina Crawford in Mommy Dearest. Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher also deserved more than roles that were secondary, supporting or featuring. Nevertheless, Strange Invaders is strange but fun to watch for kids, adults, or anybody who doesn't take themselves too seriously.


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