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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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Linda Magnusson
Hunter Carson ...
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George Gardner
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Ellen Gardner
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Gen. Climet Wilson
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Mark Weinstein
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Mrs. McKeltch
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Captain Curtis
Donald Hotton ...
Old NASA Scientist
Kenneth Kimmins ...
Officer Kenney
Charlie Dell ...
Mr. Cross
Jimmy Hunt ...
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NASA Scientist
Virginya Keehne ...
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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Their conquest has already begun... He know they're here. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasores de Marte  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,884,663 (USA)
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The Martian drones were performed by two people back-to-back in one suit. A little person was carried in a sort of backpack on the back of a normal-sized performer. The little person would operate the drone's mouth and smaller arms (as seen when the drones load their weapons) while the full-sized performer made the creature walk and used ski poles to move the longer arms (as seen when the drones "salute" Mrs. McKeltch). The full-sized performer faced the rear of the suit and had to walk backwards so that the creature's knee joints would bend in a "not-human" fashion when it walked. Several actors performed the drones, working in shifts, which meant each performer who did the "walking" for a Martian needed his own custom-made footwear. 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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Gen. Climet Wilson: Don't worry, Son! We Marines have no qualms about killing Martians!
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I was a child 'extra' in this movie
16 February 2008 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

The movie itself is pretty campy and you can't expect a whole heck of a lot out of it, just some cheesy 80's sci-fi fun, but what stands out for me was that I was an extra in this movie and got to experience the making of the movie first hand! I remember, I was in elementary school and got the opportunity to be in this movie. The first day that I participated was at the school scenes. At first I was one of the kids that was playing outside in the yard and then I was one of the kids walking in the hallway of the school. I can't recall if I was in the classroom, I haven't seen the movie since right after it came out and I just ordered the DVD so I'll have to check it out.

The other day that I was on set in a state park that was in Malibu, CA where they filmed several different scenes. One of which was a yellow school bus with kids/drones on it. I was in that bus, just staring forward with no expression, as per the direction from Tobe Hooper.

It was a fun experience and my first time ever in the movie biz so I'll always have a special little place in my heart for this movie. Good times!


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