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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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Professor Hollister
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Tim
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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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The character of Charles Bigelow was originally written with Michael Murphy in mind but his casting was rejected by EMI Films. In the end the role was cast with Paul Le Mat. Murphy had played the lead role in the earlier related film Strange Behavior (1981). In the Starlog 1983 article "Michael Laughlin: Attack of the Killer Cliches", Laughlin said "there didn't seem to be a good reason for his rejection. I guess it was a matter of personal taste". 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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Features The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 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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