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After a family has an alien encounter, they call the Air Force to report the incident which leads to a visit by Men In Black, who turn out to be alien-human mutants.

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Happily married couple Bob and Dez Wilson and their 12-year old son Andy are being attacked by a blinding light when driving home from a daytrip. They awaken a couple of hours later, seemingly unscathed but soon driven mad by recurring nightmares. It soon appears that they have been abducted by aliens as proved by their sons handycam that had suddenly started running right after the incident. This mysterious fact is discovered by even more mysterious Men In Black who start nagging the family up to the point of threatening to kill them. Laughed at by the police the threesome seek refuge at sf-writer Stan Mills' house and start fighting back. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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25 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Andrew McCarthy was originally the lead (and was listed as such in the Hollywood Reporter American Film Market special issue for 1995). Andrew McCarthy eventually made "Perfect Assassins" for the same production company (Promark). See more »

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Stan Mills is mentioned as being in the Airforce. However, he is shown wearing a Marine Corps uniform in the opening chase scene. See more »

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Stan Mills: It isn't paranoia when they REALLY are out to get you.
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Okay Film about the MIB
20 September 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Saw the last three fourths of this film on TV a while back. While the film isn't all that special, at the least it's a good way to pass the time, especially if you love films about UFOs or alien abductions. It's obvious that the guy who wrote this did some research on the subject, but didn't dig all too deep. It did seem a little cheep that they had scenes of the MIB in black SUVs, a form of vehicle never reported in real life cases.

Not bad, but not excellent either. 2 out of 5 stars.


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