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Body Snatchers (1993)

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A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

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Family moves to military base for the summer, but the soldiers are behaving even more strangely than usual. Is it a toxic spill as suggested or is it something more sinister? Written by Andrew Welsh <andreww@bnr.ca>

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Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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28 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Body Snatchers - Angriff der Körperfresser  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$428,868 (USA)
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The novel Marti's reading in the car at the beginning is "The Cement Garden" by Ian McEwan. See more »

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In the opening sequences, Marti is sitting on the right side of the car looking out the window. When it cuts to show her viewpoint of the moon and passing trees, the perspective is as if she were on the left side of the car. See more »

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Major Collins: We'll give 'em hell, Malone! We'll show 'em what the human race is really made of!
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A review of Body Snatchers.
30 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Body Snatchers is a scary movie about aliens replacing human beings with emotionless duplicates. The creepy thing is, people don't even notice because it's all happening on an army base.

The star of Body Snatchers is Gabrielle Anwar, who plays a teenage girl named Marti. Marti resents her family. Her dad drags them all off to this army base because he works for the EPA and needs to inspect their hazardous materials. As events unfold Marti becomes concerned about her step brother, who witnesses something really disturbing and is obviously very afraid.

But Marti's father is nagging her more and more. When she stays out late with a handsome chopper pilot they have a big argument and she is distracted from the problems of her little brother. When she does have the chance, she tries to reassure her brother that all is well...but she soon discovers it isn't.

The base is being run by the Body Snatchers. And they want to finish the job of replacing all the humans with themselves. So she and her family have to run for it.

The movie is very creepy and suspenseful and has a couple of shocking surprises. When it comes to horror films, I can be a bit of a wimp. I prefer more of the heroes to escape than sometimes make it.

But Body Snatchers is up there with the best sci-fi thrillers in it's realistic treatment of bizarre events. It may not be completely logical, but it is smart. If anything, it's main weakness might be that it's so short. I suppose it had to be because if aliens are running an army base what can anyone do about it but get the heck out of there and hope they can save their family and friends in the process?

Ultimately, I'm sort of grateful for this movie because it isn't a slasher film. It isn't an overblown alien invasion film with silly action scenes. It takes the subtle approach. It's almost like a really good X-files episode in that way (and I mean that as a compliment). The most dangerous aliens are the sneaky kind that infiltrate our society, not the ones who blow up recognizable landmarks with laser canons.


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