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

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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Stan Mills: It isn't paranoia when they REALLY are out to get you.
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No, really it's okay for a number of reasons!
22 December 2000 | by timmy242See all my reviews

Okay, all things considered, this movie delivers on a number of issues. There were some good performances from Fenn, Roberts and Stockwell. The dialogue was realistic. Writing was good considering the low budget. The research of the subject matter was excellent! It's just too bad that larger budgets won't support such treatments of well established UFO mythology. This one pretty much got it right, though it relied a little heavily on "big movie" gratuities, such as big explosions, high speed action. Overall, the movie was good and is a great addition to the lackluster treatment of UFO lore by Hollywood to date.


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