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Body Snatchers (1993)

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A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Jack Finney (novel), Raymond Cistheri (screen story) | 4 more credits »
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Kinney ... Steve Malone
Meg Tilly ... Carol Malone
Gabrielle Anwar ... Marti Malone
Reilly Murphy Reilly Murphy ... Andy Malone
Billy Wirth ... Tim Young
Christine Elise ... Jenn Platt
R. Lee Ermey ... General Platt
Kathleen Doyle ... Mrs. Platt
Forest Whitaker ... Major Collins
G. Elvis Phillips G. Elvis Phillips ... Pete
Stanley Small Stanley Small ... Platt's Aide
Tonea Stewart ... Teacher
Keith Smith Keith Smith ... Soldier Gas Station
Winston E. Grant Winston E. Grant ... Gas Attendant
Phil Neilson Phil Neilson ... MP Gate Captain
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Storyline

In another retelling of the story by Jack Finney, Marti Malone's traveling with her dad on holiday. At a gas station, a soldier tells her to not sleep, because 'they' get you when you sleep. Once in the base, she and her father see people acting odd, and soon realise they're aliens. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

They'd kill...to be you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Co-writer Stuart Gordon was originally set to direct, but was replaced by Abel Ferrara. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequences, Marti is sitting on the right side of the car looking out the window. When it cuts to show her viewpoint of the moon and passing trees, the perspective is as if she were on the left side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Marti Malone: I can't wait till I'm 18.
Steve Malone: Why, you think you won't be my daughter anymore?
Marti Malone: No, I'll still be your daughter, I just won't have to listen to you.
Steve Malone: You don't listen to me now. Look, if you want to go so bad, you don't have to wait till you're 18, just go now.
Marti Malone: You'd like that, huh? Then it'll just be the three of you.
[leaves the table]
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Referenced in Men in Black II (2002) See more »

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I WANT YOU BACK
Written, Produced and Performed by Paul Hipp
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Brilliantly executed re-interpretation
4 April 2001 | by nick_brownSee all my reviews

Modern special effects help a bit but it is the script and direction which make this a brilliant re-interpretation which is easily the scariest of the series and objectively the best. The 1956 version was excellent by the standards of the time but given the choice I'd rather watch this one. The 1978 remake was pointless and has little to commend it.

The teenage heroine in conflict with her father and stepmother and the army base background both contribute to the understated theme of conformity and rebellion.

The Faculty is effectively another remake, this time in a High School, and picks up the teenage theme with the human rebels against conformity being those who are not "in". Also worth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Snatchers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,494, 17 January 1994

Gross USA:

$428,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$428,868
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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