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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.

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John Carpenter
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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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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)

Gross USA:

$9,417,567
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the kids either wore bright platinum blonde wigs and some had their hair actually dyed if you look closely you can see the little boy David had his hair dyed and it was not a wig See more »

Goofs

When the eye doctor mistakenly uses the wrong substance instead of eye drops, the girl's eyes remain shut but she still screams in pain as if something is burning her eyes. See more »

Quotes

Mara Chaffee: You are thinking of the one who died
David McGowan: She was to be my partner
Mara Chaffee: Yes it's true. Without a mate you are of less importance to us and your development of emotions is disturbing. We can't leave you behind David, it's time we resolved this.
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A great remake of a 1960's classic sci fi story.
1 December 2004 | by palexandersquiresSee all my reviews

I have just bought this DVD, and I find it an brilliant version. I am very lucky to have the 1960 original on a video, I found the whole film to be thrilling and it has good effects. well done John. I also found the children to be more striking than the original version I also liked little David, he seemed to be like a normal little boy. and Myra ,the girl seemed to be the children's leader. All the children were good little actors and I ask myself now, will there be another village of the damned? after David and that that lady go away in the car, what happens next???? This film will also be my tribrute to Christopher Reeves as well. I also have the book by John Wyndham called The Midwhich cuckoos I miss George Saunders in this 1995 remake. but Christopher Reeves plays a good scientist. I also think that the professor is very brave sharing his home, with one of the children. Very scary!!!!


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