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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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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 ... 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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ennemis non identifiés See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Luca Bercovici was originally considered to direct. 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: [Stan is watching one of the Shadow Men outside the front gate of his house on CCTV] He's trying to jimmy the lock.
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References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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Okay Film about the MIB
20 September 2001 | by ChadGent2001See all my reviews

Saw the last three fourths of this film on TV a while back. While the film isn't all that special, at the least it's a good way to pass the time, especially if you love films about UFOs or alien abductions. It's obvious that the guy who wrote this did some research on the subject, but didn't dig all too deep. It did seem a little cheep that they had scenes of the MIB in black SUVs, a form of vehicle never reported in real life cases.

Not bad, but not excellent either. 2 out of 5 stars.


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