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The Puppet Masters (1994)

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The Earth is invaded by alien "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds.

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Storyline

Strange aliens land in the Midwest, taking over people's minds in order to spread their dominion. Sam Nivens and Andrew Nivens, aided by Mary Sefton, are part of a government agency who must stop the the aliens before the aliens get to them... Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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Trust No-one.


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Rated R for violence, sci-fi gore and brief language | See all certifications »

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Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters  »

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$8,638,072 (USA)
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Trivia

Some shots of the film were filmed in downtown Fresno, California in 1994. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, the large blood spot near Sam Nivens' right eye tends to appear and disappear on different shots. See more »

Quotes

Niven: It's the kid from the spaceship. Get him off the car.
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forget the movie, READ THE BOOK!!!
5 August 2003 | by (Kannapolis, NC (USA)) – See all my reviews

As movies based on books go, it was decent, but as with any other movie that is based on a book, it's hardly worth wasting your time on if you've read the book because you will only be disappointed. On the other hand, if you've never read the book, the movie may interest you enough to read it. I PROMISE YOU, you WON'T regret it. On it's own, the movie does a commendable job of presenting itself (although I wouldn't recommend buying the DVD for anything more than pocket-change as there are NO extras) and is rather suspenseful, but again, the book is FAR superior. For starters, the book goes much more into detail, and as a result, the movie comes off as being a watered-down version that leaves alot out and changes much of what is left to avoid explanation. So, if you are the reading type, I STRONGLY urge you to read one of the greatest works of the premier Sci-fi author in history and leave this movie on the shelf.


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