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Invaders from Mars (1986)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  6 June 1986 (USA)
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In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other ... See full summary »

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Gen. Climet Wilson
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Mark Weinstein
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Heather (as Virginia Keehne)
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In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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boy | school | nurse | school nurse | invasion | See more »

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He knows they're here. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Invasores de Marte  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,884,663 (USA)
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Early in development Steven Spielberg was in talks to direct. See more »

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During the firefight with the Martian Leader, two Marines who get electrocuted start convulsing before the electricity even appears. See more »

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Sgt. Maj. Rinaldi: General Wilson! We have one of their weapons here. I know it sounds crazy...
Gen. Climet Wilson: That just might work if we can figure out how to make it work in time!
David Gardner: General Wilson? Fuel! It needs fuel. Copper! Copper is what they use. I saw them onload this.
Gen. Climet Wilson: Well, maybe a penny will do it!
David Gardner: Dammit! I had a whole bagful!
Gen. Climet Wilson: Great Scott! Hasn't anybody got a penny?
MP #1: We don't carry loose change into combat, sir.
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Revenge of the 80's: The remake.
15 October 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Invaders from Mars (1986) was a remake of the 1950's science fiction classic. Tobe Hooper slightly reinvents the original and updates the storyline. The story revolves around a strange alien craft that lands in a field. A young boy spots the craft but no ones listens to him or takes him seriously. Soon everyone around him begins to act very cold and strange. What can be the cause of this? Maybe the strange spaceship that landed in the abandoned field is causing this? Well it was the 80's.

Tobe Hooper made a very surreal and cool film. The special effects are excellent and the direction is on par. The acting is somewhat uneven. But the dialog and photography makes up for it. I enjoyed this movie when I was in junior high school and I still enjoy it to this very day. Another great film from Tobe Hooper.

Just don't take it too seriously. The movie is part homage and part remake of the original film and others like it that were made during the fifties.

Highly recommended.

Karen Black co-stars as the school nurse who believes the kid.


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