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

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21 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters  »

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$8,638,072 (USA)
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Trivia

No less than nine writers worked on the script. Besides the credited writers Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and David S. Goyer, work with also done by James Bonny, Richard Finney, Michael Engelberg, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and the film's director, Stuart Orme. The final version mainly uses ideas from the Goyer and Orme rewrites. See more »

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After the president is saved by the OSI agents, just after Donald Sutherland enters the room a crew member's hand can be seen catching the door. See more »

Quotes

Niven: It's the kid from the spaceship. Get him off the car.
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Disappointing version of a fantastic book
19 February 1999 | by (Castle Hill, Australia) – See all my reviews

This was a decent film. The book was far better.

If the book had been made into a three-hour film, it would have been excellent. They would have had time to do things right. As it is, they compact a wide-ranging tale set in the future into a dodgy action flick in the present day.

Do yourself a favour - read the book.

Donald Sutherland is too cool, though.


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