Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion from a small town to the city of San Fransisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement" realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?Written by
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At the beginning of the film, as the alien spores rain down on Earth, you see them presumably landing on the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, the headquarters of what was then the parent company of "United Artists," which produced this movie. See more »
Matthew sees a fire axe and decides to run over to it in the factory, after walking past one right as he climbed the ladder. See more »
In the version that ABC-TV ran in 1980, Brooke Adams' nude scene, where she was walking through the greenhouse where the pods were being grown, was replaced with an alternate shot of her wearing the red dress. See more »
An eerie and creepy horror sci-fi movie of space aliens who invade Earth, particularly San Francisco, to make duplicate of humans' bodies and develop their new race in human form - with no emotions. The protagonists (Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Nancy Cartright) try to escape the aliens and find a solution to stop them. But, with them multiplying rapidly, it might be near impossible.
Great acting and some dark moments. A fast-paced plot, with the problem and suspense starting almost immediately as the movie begins, grabbing your attention. A doom and gloom-feel movie for a dreary time.
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