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The Shadow Men (1997)

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.

Director:

Timothy Bond

Writers:

Justin Stanley (screenplay), Eric Miller (screenplay)
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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 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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Storyline

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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Andrew McCarthy was originally the lead (and was listed as such in the Hollywood Reporter American Film Market special issue for 1995). Andrew McCarthy eventually made "Perfect Assassins" for the same production company (Promark). See more »

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Stan Mills is mentioned as being in the Airforce. However, he is shown wearing a Marine Corps uniform in the opening chase scene. See more »

Quotes

Stan Mills: It isn't paranoia when they REALLY are out to get you.
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Connections

References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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what the?
22 June 2004 | by nop_incSee all my reviews

Well, This isn't that bad, not as bad as some make it out to be. If you are into UFOs and alien abduction. Some parts are pretty cheesey, but all in all it's not that bad of film. Once you start watching you kind of got to keep watching to see what happens.

I'm not much into Eric Roberts movies, but he was actually pretty good in this. If you an actually lover of films then you might like this one. give it a chance.

Now, to say that It's unrealistic, you got to remember it is just a movie. I highly doubt that this was based on a real life encounter. just go into with an open mind.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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