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The Invasion (I) (2007)

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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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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

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

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

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17 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£232,994 (UK) (12 October 2007)

Gross:

£232,994 (UK) (12 October 2007)
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Nicole Kidman was involved in an accident while riding with others in a picture car mounted on trailer being towed by a camera truck rig. While filming a stunt in downtown Los Angeles, the truck took a turn too wide, slid on wet pavement, and collided with a light standard. Several stunt artists on the picture car were injured in the accident. Ms. Kidman was brought to the hospital as a precaution, but was able to return to the set the next day. See more »

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When Carol and Oliver crashes in Ben's Jaguar and Carol faints, the car must be in drive, but when Carol gains consciousness she shifts from park to drive and drives off. See more »

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Don't waste your time, get a Nicole Kidman poster.
22 December 2007 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Its another alien invasion movie, and its a bad one. How many times can we see re-makes of "Invasion of the body snatchers"?!? We had the original in 1953, and a re-make 25 years later, in 1978. now 29 years later - they make another one. I guess we should prepare for another one in 2030... 97% of the movie describes the invasion, though the idea is quite well understood after 10 minutes. - then the whole problem is solved at the last 3 minutes like with a magic wand, and with minimal "heroic" action. True - it does have a more modern feel than the old ones, but its the same lame and chewed-up idea all over again, and badly done. Don't waste your time. Don't even waste time downloading it. It's that bad. get a Nicole Kidman poster instead.


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