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After a family has an alien encounter, they call the Air Force to report the incident which leads to a visit by Men In Black, who turn out to be alien-human mutants.

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Complete credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Bob Wilson
Sherilyn Fenn ... Dez Wilson
Dean Stockwell ... Stan Mills
Brendon Ryan Barrett Brendon Ryan Barrett ... Andy Wilson
Andrew Prine ... MIB #1
Chris McCarty ... MIB #2
Tom Poster Tom Poster ... MIB #3
Valerie Swift ... Jane
Hans Howes ... Attendant
David Bowe ... Harry
Lisa Dinkins ... Desk Sergeant
Treva Tegtmeier ... Secretary
Robert Berger Robert Berger ... Detective
Benjamin Brown ... Cop #1
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Doctor
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Happily married couple Bob and Dez Wilson and their 12-year old son Andy are being attacked by a blinding light when driving home from a daytrip. They awaken a couple of hours later, seemingly unscathed but soon driven mad by recurring nightmares. It soon appears that they have been abducted by aliens as proved by their sons handycam that had suddenly started running right after the incident. This mysterious fact is discovered by even more mysterious Men In Black who start nagging the family up to the point of threatening to kill them. Laughed at by the police the threesome seek refuge at sf-writer Stan Mills' house and start fighting back. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Luca Bercovici was originally considered to direct. See more »

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When Bob pays for the gas he is told it is $17. Bob hands the attendant a $20 bill and gets only two $1 bills back and not three. See more »

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Stan Mills: [instructing Bob how to use a shotgun] Point it at a bad guy and pull the trigger until he stops twitching.
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A predictable cliche but it's okay overall
3 March 2000 | by elwyn5150See all my reviews

This film seems to be an attempt to give a more "realistic" portrayal of alien encounters and Men In Black (well I say "realistic" because the proof is still lacking).

It certainly targets to people (such as myself) who have a strong interest in UFOlogy, aliens, MIBs, the real X files etc.

It's not a bad film but not a great film. It's rather predictable throughout because it has all the cliches that we've learnt from the X Files and tv shows about aliens abductions.

It is not a bad movie to watch if you are reading a book, playing the guitar or doing something else while it's on.

The ending pleasantly and enjoyably excessive but I guess a film needs some sort of closure.

There was a lot of talent that was wasted on this film. Both Dean Stockwell and Sherilyn Fenn have made much better films.


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