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Invader (1996)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  24 September 1996 (USA)
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When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET". Encased in armor, it ... See full summary »

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Dr. Case Montgomery
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Colonel Jessie Pratt
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Private Ryan
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Michael Perkett, NASA
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Joseph Romanov ...
Private Hawkins
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Private Talbert
Ivan Gueron ...
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Timothy Charles ...
Ian Ochs
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When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET". Encased in armor, it extends a humanlike form from its shell to examine its surroundings and shows an interest in humans including a soft caress of a female scientist prior to the Army killing it. This only enrages its sibling. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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There's something out there, and it's found a way in. See more »

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Rated R for some sci-fi monster violence | See all certifications »
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24 September 1996 (USA)  »

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At around one hour and five minutes as Leland Orser pulls up to the check point and is denied entry and decides to phone in there is a microphone clearly visible. See more »

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An alien seeks information.
27 March 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

If you like smart Sci-Fi you will like INVADER aka LIFEFORM. A Viking probe satellite mysteriously returns from Mars and like a Trojan Horse has a surprise in tow. A strange pod resembling an armadillo spawns a creature with a taste for blood and the curiosity to gather intelligence of Earth's inhabitants. The curious visitor takes on the form of an armored ape... albeit angry and clever with the ability to transform its shape. The story line is well thought out, but too similar to most "alien" movies. Is the Martian hitchhicker trying to prevent an invasion of the red planet? An abrupt twist at the finale leaves a few questions unanswered. The cast includes: Deirdre O'Connell, Cotter Smith, Leland Orser and Ryan Phillippe.


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