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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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Luca Bercovici was originally considered to direct. See more »

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In the car chase 20 years earlier, Stan is driving a 1980 Mercury Zephyr and then the story moves forwards 20 years. In the scene where Bob is at work, Harry tells him to use the computer instead of reading books. As he says; "it's the 90s". So that isn't a 20 year gap at all. See more »

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Stan Mills: [instructing Bob how to use a shotgun] Point it at a bad guy and pull the trigger until he stops twitching.
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good one
28 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

It would be interesting to compare this one to Men in Black. (the will smith film.) This was more like what I've heard real life stories of encounters with MIB agents is like. Decent cast, too, with Eric Roberts, Dean Stockwell, and Andrew Prine. Slow and dark at times, but worth the rental if just to satisfy your curiosity. Give it a try.

** 1/2 out of ****


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