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Invader (1992)

R | | Sci-Fi | May 1992 (France)
A crashed UFO and its reverse-engineered computer system take over the minds of soldiers at an air force base. The alien entity (in the guise of A.S.M.O.D.S., (Asmodeus), a strategic flight... See full summary »

Director:

Philip J. Cook

Writer:

Philip J. Cook
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hans Bachmann Hans Bachmann ... Frank McCall
A. Thomas Smith A. Thomas Smith ... Capt. Harry Anders
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth W. Baker Kenneth W. Baker ... Aerotech Desk Sergeant
Robert Biedermann Robert Biedermann ... Harvey Briggs
Catherine Blais Catherine Blais ... Engineer Collins
Ralph C. Bluemke Ralph C. Bluemke ... Rogers (as Ralph Bluemke)
Phil Bonifant Phil Bonifant ... Sheriff Sprig
Todd Bonifant Todd Bonifant ... Airman #2
Jim Byrnes ... Engineer Powell (scenes deleted)
John Cardwell III John Cardwell III ... Accountant Man #2
Brown Cardwell Brown Cardwell ... Louise / Engineer Kelly
Ed Carne Ed Carne ... Agent Drexel
Pat Carroll Pat Carroll ... Horace
Bill Casciato Bill Casciato ... Army Paramedic #1
Patrick Clark Patrick Clark ... Agent Raimi
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A crashed UFO and its reverse-engineered computer system take over the minds of soldiers at an air force base. The alien entity (in the guise of A.S.M.O.D.S., (Asmodeus), a strategic flight defense systems program for fighter jets) is discovered by tabloid reporter Frank McCall and D.O.D. Captain Harry Anders. They escape the base in a stolen F-19 and are taken to the Pentagon, where their story is met with understandable scepticism. An attempt by Asmodeus' minions to capture Frank & Harry for brainwashing convinces General Anheiser of their sincerity, and they return to the base and eventually face Asmodeus and its army of brainwashed soldiers. Written by Dave Foster <medman@wizvax.net>

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The unknown should be left alone.

Genres:

Sci-Fi

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Alien technology out for world domination!
3 August 2011 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

Entering untrodden B-movie territory when in 1992 independent filmmaker Philip J. Cook got legendary Israeli producer Menahem Golan to executive produce his sophomore outing Invader. With a screenplay far too ambitious for its budgetary means, the result became an undefinable genre mixture. An alien electronic intelligence is transforming the folks from a military airbase into mindless slaves. Enter Frank McCall (Hans Bachmann), a tabloid reporter who gets entangled in the story of a lifetime. Invader is one of the strangest alien conspiracy films ever concocted, as the ridiculous plot doesn't even try to take itself seriously. Six words for the movie's finale: Giant philosophizing megalomaniac stop motion robot. Dare we say this is a misunderstood masterpiece?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La invasión de los extraterrestres See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

$242,000 (estimated)
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Eagle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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