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Body Snatchers (1993)

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 »

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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

Family moves to military base for the summer, but the soldiers are behaving even more strangely than usual. Is it a toxic spill as suggested or is it something more sinister? Written by Andrew Welsh <andreww@bnr.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Imagine... you're gone and someone else is living inside your body. See more »

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Snatchers - Angriff der Körperfresser See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$428,868
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Warner Bros. originally scheduled the film for release in October 1992. They opted for the more comedic Innocent Blood (1992) as their horror release that season, as it was felt that the glut of serious genre fare such as Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), Candyman (1992), Dr. Giggles (1992), and Dracula (1992) would overwhelm the film's potential. The release was moved around several times in 1993 before its unceremonious limited release came in January 1994. See more »

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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 »

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Major Collins: We'll give 'em hell, Malone! We'll show 'em what the human race is really made of!
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They Get You When You Sleep
12 October 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The teenager Marti Malone (Gabrielle Anwar) is traveling along her summer vacations with her father, the EPA inspector Steve Malone (Terry Kinney), her stepmother Carol Malone (Meg Tilly) and her young stepbrother Andy (Reilly Murphy) to a military base where her father will inspect some toxic products. In a gas station bathroom on the road, she is scared by a soldier that advises her to not sleep, because they get you when you sleep. Once in the base, she becomes friend of Jean Platt (Christine Elise), the daughter of the general in charge of the base, and the helicopter pilot Tim Young (Billy Wirth). Marti and her father see that people are acting strange, and sooner they find that aliens are cloning the human beings in the base and invading Earth.

Abel Ferrara's remake of Don Siegel's 1956 "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is more violent than the original movie, but is also very good. There are three particular moments that I like very much: the first one is certainly when Marti throws Andy from the helicopter. I believe very few directors would have the courage to make such scene. The second one is the scary screams of Carol and Jean later. Last but not the least is the scene in the hospital when Gabrielle Anwar is naked and partially shows her breast. Although the end of this version is happier than the original one, it is open with the helicopter landing and Carol's voice saying "Where you gonna go? Where you gonna run? Where you gonna hide? Nowhere, cause there's no one like you left." And then, "THE END" is highlighted with uppercases, probably meaning that Marti and Tim would be the last human beings on Earth. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Invasores de Corpos – A Invasão Continua" ("Bodies' Invaders – The Invasion Continues")

Note: On 05 July 2015, I saw this movie again.


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