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Lifeform (1996)

Invader (original title)
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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Dr. Gracia Scott
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Colonel Jessie Pratt
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Michael Perkett, NASA
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Ivan Gueron ...
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Ian Ochs
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Dirk Vahle ...
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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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A research satellite returns to Earth with more than information. 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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Decent Aliens Film
24 May 2003 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

'Invader' is a decent aliens film, no more but no less either. It is done in the mid 90's, is is clearly a low budget film - so the effects are far from what big studios succeed in similar movies. Directing and acting are quite routine, nothing memorable above the usual TV series level. However, the script is quite decent, and despite some inconsistencies, it keeps somehow the interest high. The end is quite good, kind of justifying the viewer surviving the 90 minutes the movie lasts. Science fiction fans may like it, though we have seen much better. 6/10 on my personal scale.


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