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The Shadow Men (1997)

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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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Stan Mills
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MIB #1
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Tom Poster ...
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Valerie Swift ...
Jane
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Attendant
David Bowe ...
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Lisa Dinkins ...
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Treva Tegtmeier ...
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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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When the Family start off on their trip, Dez is not wearing a seat belt. There is a quick shot of Andy and then back to Dez, when it comes back to Dez, she is wearing a seat belt. See more »

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Stan Mills: MIB, meet TNT.
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ok, not great, sci-fi
6 July 2000 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

Interesting idea, along the lines of the "real" men in black, turns into a conventional potboiler about halfway through. Ok action, some good acting, ultimately stock directing... but a good overall attempt by the filmmakers to personalize the characters and give them some depth... out of character for this type of low budget production. Roberts is pretty good, so is Sherilyn Fenn. The stand out for me? It's got to be cult actor Andrew Prine as the main MIB. Above Average, I give it 7 out of ten.


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