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Village of the Damned (1995)

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A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

Director:

John Carpenter
2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Dr. Alan Chaffee
Kirstie Alley ... Dr. Susan Verner
Linda Kozlowski ... Jill McGowan
Michael Paré ... Frank McGowan
Meredith Salenger ... Melanie Roberts
Mark Hamill ... Reverend George
Pippa Pearthree ... Sarah, George's Wife
Peter Jason ... Ben Blum
Constance Forslund ... Callie Blum
Karen Kahn ... Barbara Chaffee
Thomas Dekker ... David McGowan
Lindsey Haun ... Mara Chaffee
Cody Dorkin ... Robert
Trishalee Hardy ... Julie
Jessye Quarry ... Dorothy
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Storyline

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids are not human or humane. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Beware the Children


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sci-fi terror and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Two of the male children were played by female actors. See more »

Goofs

The number of children seem to change from time to time throughout the film. At one point there are only 7 children then at other times there are eight or nine. The number should be odd since 1 child died yet at one point there are a total of 8 children in one particular scene. See more »

Quotes

Mara Chaffee: You are a prisoner of your values, and you won't be able to deceive us. You know that, don't you?
[smiles sweetly and looks up at him]
Mara Chaffee: father...?
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Connections

Referenced in Vice Guide to Film: John Carpenter (2016) See more »

User Reviews

 
Gripping
17 June 2000 | by reelmartinSee all my reviews

My mother turned on Village of the Damned one evening because Christopher Reeve was in it. I knew absolutely nothing about it beyond the fact that there was a movie by that title. After ten minutes I was completely hooked. After it was over I thought about it and realized there were some flaws, but still, while it lasted I was fascinated. I recommend it.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter's Village of the Damned See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,222,450, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:

$9,418,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,418,365
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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