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All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge... See full summary »




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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Crenna ...  Dr. Neil Chase 2 episodes, 1992
Mare Winningham ...  Mary Wilkes 2 episodes, 1992
Susan Blakely ...  Leigh Holland 2 episodes, 1992
Daphne Ashbrook ...  Lesley Hahn 2 episodes, 1992
Alan Autry ...  Joe Wilkes 2 episodes, 1992
Ben Vereen ...  Gene Randall 2 episodes, 1992
Steven Berkoff ...  Addison Leach 2 episodes, 1992
Jason Beghe ...  Ray Brooks 2 episodes, 1992
Joseph Cousins ...  Timmy Wilkes 2 episodes, 1992
Christian Cousins ...  Timmy Wilkes 2 episodes, 1992
Lorry Goldman Lorry Goldman ...  Dr. Allan Terracello 2 episodes, 1992
Rosalind Chao ...  Dr. Jenny Sakai 2 episodes, 1992
Robert Mandan ...  Dr. Stanley Epstein 2 episodes, 1992
Warren Frost ...  Dr. Holman 2 episodes, 1992
G.D. Spradlin ...  General Hanley 2 episodes, 1992
Donna Baccala Donna Baccala ...  Diner Waitress 2 episodes, 1992
Forry Smith Forry Smith ...  Trooper 2 episodes, 1992
Trinka Soloway ...  Air Force Lieutenant 2 episodes, 1992
David Crowley David Crowley ...  Air Force Officer 2 episodes, 1992
Glenn Morshower ...  Air Force Captain 2 episodes, 1992
John Snyder ...  Priest 2 episodes, 1992
Peter Looney ...  Gate M.P. 2 episodes, 1992
Time Winters ...  Wachtheimer 2 episodes, 1992
Rhonda Dotson Rhonda Dotson ...  Luanne 2 episodes, 1992
Josh Cruze ...  Mental Patient 2 episodes, 1992
Nicole Huntington Nicole Huntington ...  Check Out Girl 2 episodes, 1992
Romy Rosemont ...  Neil's Daughter 2 episodes, 1992
Alexander Zale ...  Dr. Rahkar 2 episodes, 1992
Dyana Ortelli ...  Antique Shop Owner 2 episodes, 1992
Dan Moriarty ...  Night Shift Doctor 2 episodes, 1992
Courtney Barilla ...  Young Mary 2 episodes, 1992
Michael Valverde Michael Valverde ...  Surveyor 2 episodes, 1992
Virginia Morris ...  Dr. Susan Goodburn 2 episodes, 1992
François Chau ...  Lab Technician 2 episodes, 1992


All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge it publicly. This film focuses on two 'victims' who struggle to live normal lives, but the aliens keep coming back. All is explained (perhaps ?) at the end. Written by Rob Hartill

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You Will Believe


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17 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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The character of Dr. Neil Chase is based on John Edward Mack, M.D. (Oct 4, 1929 - Sep 27, 2004). A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr Mack was one of the most renowned proponents of alien abductions. See more »


(at around 1h 55 mins) While the group are sat for dinner, bottom of the boom is seen just off center at the top of the screen. At 54s it bounces down and then back up out of shot at 57s. See more »


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Thorough exploration of alien abduction
14 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

INTRUDERS is a pretty good exploration of the alien abduction phenomenon, based on a book by real-life abductee Budd Hopkins. As a three hour TV movie it holds the attention throughout, boasting an excellent turn from Richard Crenna as a psychiatrist who gets drawn into the unusual reports from one of his patients and ends up leading a crusade against government cover-ups.

The only real negative thing about INTRUDERS is that it was made in the 1990s, where all such TV movies inevitably look cheap and ramshackle to modern audiences. Indeed, there's an often cheap and cheesy look and feel to the production, which saps the realism. But there are also many reasons to tune in, as this is a drama that narrowly predates THE X-FILES and handles an outlandish subject matter in a surprisingly mature way.

The film is also rather frightening for its time, focusing extensively on the abduction scenes; there are lots of nightmarish moments involving the "Greys" here, and the spooky atmosphere is understandable when you find out that Dan Curtis (proponent of many a 1970s TV horror flick) is the guy who directed it. Crenna was always an underrated actor and I can't help but feel this might be one of his greatest late stage performances.

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