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The Invasion (2007)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 17 August 2007 (USA)
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As a Washington psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Henryk Belicec
Ludmilla Belicec
Eric Benjamin ...
Stephanie Berry ...
Belicec's Aide
Joan Kaufman


While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Don't Sleep. Don't Go Home. I'll Find You. - Mom See more »


Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,951,409 (USA) (17 August 2007)


$15,071,514 (USA) (5 October 2007)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


While filming in Baltimore, Daniel Craig got the call from Barbara Broccoli informing him he won the role of James Bond. He had to take a short period off shooting to fly back to London for the Casino Royale (2006) press release. See more »


During any news coverage, they show the correct MSNBC logo and on screen (with MSNBC being a full horizontal shaped logo). However, when reporters are seen at the end of the movie, "one year later," they have a microphone flagged with the "L" shaped MSNBC logo, (MSN stacked vertically, NBC horizontally) - which hasn't been used since 2005. See more »


[first lines]
News Announcer: [off-screen] Tragic news tonight as the space shuttle "Patriot" explodes during an unscheduled landing attempt.
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Referenced in Discussing the Pod (2013) See more »


The Girl From Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Stan Getz, João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

19 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 70s remake of this film succeeded because it was a chilling psychological thriller with little to no horror film elements and a biting ending that lingered with you for days.

This film starts out with the premise and setup, but quickly deviates into a different film -- a rehashing of 28 days later and outbreak with illogical, formulaic action sequences that are literally lifted straight from any zombie film. As usual with sub-par screenplays, the plot requires illogical and implausible events to move forward and provide thrills. In the end, it couldn't make up its mind whether it was an intellectually compelling, psychological thriller or yet another zombie action film? The ending was ... eh I don't even want to explain it.

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