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Xtro (1982)

An alien creature impregnates a woman who gives birth to a man that was abducted by aliens three years ago. The man reconnects with his wife and son for a sinister purpose.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Sayer Philip Sayer ... Sam Phillips
Bernice Stegers ... Rachel Phillips
Danny Brainin Danny Brainin ... Joe Daniels
Maryam d'Abo ... Analise Mercier
Simon Nash Simon Nash ... Tony Phillips
Peter Mandell Peter Mandell ... Clown
David Cardy David Cardy ... Michael
Anna Wing Anna Wing ... Mrs. Goodman
Robert Fyfe ... Doctor
Katherine Best Katherine Best ... Jane
Robert Pereno Robert Pereno ... Ben
Sean Crawford Sean Crawford ... Commando (as Tok)
Tim Dry Tim Dry ... Monster (as Tik)
Susie Silvey Susie Silvey ... Woman in Cottage
Arthur Whybrow Arthur Whybrow ... Mr. Knight
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Storyline

Tony's father Sam's abducted by aliens. 3 years earlier, he returns to earth and seeks his wife and son, but she's been living with someone else. After an awkward reunion, Sam's not the same as when he left, and he begins affecting Tony in frightening ways. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A brutal excursion in terror See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Film debut of Maryam d'Abo. See more »

Goofs

In the prologue, Tony and Sam are seen together before Sam's abduction. The movie then fast forwards to three years later. Despite this, Tony doesn't seem to have aged at all but since the prologue is a dream of Tony's, he can have the same age in the dream and in real life, even if three years have passed since the events shown in the dream. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Phillips: Mr. Knight? It's Mrs. Philips here from number six. I wondered if you'd go check out my apartment for me. Tony and Analise are there on their own, and I can't get through.
Mr. Knight: Delighted to help, you leave it to me Mrs. Philips, no problem!
Rachel Phillips: Thanks.
Mr. Knight: It'll be a pleasure.
Rachel Phillips: Bye.
Mr. Knight: Bitch!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema release had a totally different ending to the version released onto video. Following the scene where the "alien" Sam takes his son up into the spacecraft, the cinema ending shows Bernice arriving home to find the house filled with exact doubles of her son (which have presumably hatched from the eggs shown earlier in the film) which all say "mummy" as she enters the room. The video release however shows her arriving home to find the bathroom full of the aforementioned alien eggs. As she goes to have a closer look, one cracks open and an alien "sucker" device (same as the one that came out of the Alien who attacked the blonde woman in the cottage near the beginning of the film) bursts out off the egg and clamps over her mouth. The cinema (happy ending) version has also been shown on the UK sci-fi channel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #9 (2015) See more »

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Cheap and vulgar but fun to watch
29 March 2005 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

XTRO is one low budget flick. So low it's almost breathtaking that they actually finished it and released it to theaters.

The film itself is somewhat vulgar and unpleasant (the low budget quality doesn't help...) but even with the unpleasant aspects of it all, the film is fun to watch because it's so wonky and bizarre that it's impossible to stop looking at it. And the cheap synth music, coupled with the UFO storyline and the odd looking alien all give the film a unique otherworldly feel to it that's more effective than 99% of big budgeted films made in Hollywood. If early David Cronenberg had directed an alien movie, it probably would have looked something like XTRO.

But even all of its good aspects don't hide the fact that the film doesn't make much sense and the acting and dialogue are, for the most part, bad. But if you're a fan of films about UFOs like me, make sure to check this film out.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1983 (USA) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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