5.5/10
2,207
30 user 52 critic

Strange Invaders (1983)

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as William Condon), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin
Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon
Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas
Nightmares (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Set in an unspecified time in the future, USA has declined and become a country of violence and racial prejudice. Griffin earns his living delivering pizzas while he tries to take care of ... See full summary »

Director: Rick King
Stars: Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Stars: Jillian McWhirter, Pamela Adlon, Ramy Zada
Harlequin (1980)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Robert Powell, David Hemmings, Carmen Duncan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charles Bigelow
... Betty Walker
... Margaret
... Willie Collins
... Mrs. Benjamin
... Earl
... Waitress / Avon Lady
... Arthur Newman
... Mrs. Bigelow
... Professor Hollister
Lulu Sylbert ... Elizabeth
Joel Cohen ... Tim
... Teen Boy (Prologue)
... Teen Girl (Prologue)
... Gas Station Attendant
Edit

Storyline

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don't believe him. He tells his story to a tabloid; and suddenly, he is chased by the aliens. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

25 Years Ago They Arrived From Another Galaxy. Surprise--They're Still Here. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Extraños invasores  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$655,461, 18 September 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,362,303
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Mrs. Benjamin government agent character played by Louise Fletcher was originally scripted as a man and described as being a Bob Balaban type bureaucrat. See more »

Goofs

Betty runs back to the hotel in the dark, then immediately heads down the fire escape with Charles. But when they get down to street level it is broad daylight. See more »

Quotes

Betty Walker: Look, Earl, I, I know this is gonna sound ridiculous but I think a strange woman's locked herself in my bathroom.
Earl: Well, Betty, how'd she get in there?
Betty Walker: Earl, I let her in.
Earl: [pause] Well, I'll have a look.
See more »

Connections

References The Birds (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Since I Don't Have You
Performed by The Skyliners
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nostalgic Tribute to the Sci-Fi's from the 50's
13 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

In 1958, in Centerville, Illinois, a spacecraft lands on the city in an alien invasion and the population vanishes.

Twenty-five years later, Margaret Newman (Diana Scarwid) leaves her daughter Elizabeth in New York with her ex-husband Charles Bigelow (Paul Le Mat), who is an entomologist and professor of Columbia, since she would go to her hometown Centerville to attend the funeral of her mother. Margaret disappears and Charles drives with his dog Louie to Centerville to seek out his ex-wife. He finds a weird population living in a typical 1958 town. While looking for Margaret, Louie disappears and Charles is attacked by an alien but he succeeds to escape.

Back in New York, Charles visits a government department directed by Mrs. Benjamin (Louise Fletcher) to report his findings but she does not give credit to his words. Charles finds a tabloid newspaper with a picture of an alien and he visits the editor Betty Walker (Nancy Allen) that discloses that she has made up the story using a photo that the newspaper received ten years ago from a lunatic. Soon Betty has a close encounter with an alien disguised as Avon Lady and is chased by them. So she teams up with Charles expecting to rescue Elizabeth from the extraterrestrial beings.

"Strange Invaders" is a nostalgic tribute to the sci-fi from the 50's. The naive story is very well written with humor and good screenplay. The cameo of June Lockhart and Mark Goddard from the original "Lost in Space" is another tribute to the series that is part of the childhood of a generation. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Estranhos Invasores" ("Strange Invaders")


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial