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Target Earth (1998)

A young girl returns home after being abducted - and that's pretty much the story! This flick is filled with all sorts of sci-fi surprises - big implants, an FBI investigation and a ... See full summary »

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Peter Markle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janell McLeod Janell McLeod ... Mrs. Darlington
John R. Copeman John R. Copeman ... Paul Jackson
Tim Parati ... Raymond
John C. McGinley ... Agent Vincent Naples, FBI
Christopher Meloni ... Det. Sam Adams
Eric Paskel Eric Paskel ... Chip Harley
Cheryl Ryan Cheryl Ryan ... Mrs. Lippman
Richard Fullerton ... Mr. Lippman
Marcia Cross ... Karen Mackaphe
Courtney Allen Crumpler Courtney Allen Crumpler ... Tammy Mackaphe, Karen's Daughter
Terry Loughlin ... Sheriff Maxwell Pierce
Traci Dinwiddie ... Dep. Madeline Chandler
Dabney Coleman ... Senator Ben Arnold, Sam's Uncle
Stephani Victor Stephani Victor ... Carrie
John Phillip John Phillip ... FBI Agent
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A young girl returns home after being abducted - and that's pretty much the story! This flick is filled with all sorts of sci-fi surprises - big implants, an FBI investigation and a possible alien part. The aliens want to take over Earth by activating hidden technology inside breast implants at a particular time in a coordinated attack, using guided sonar sound to give the population mass constipation so nobody can resist the invasion. But there's a catch. Some people are deaf. Written by Glenn Derpwiler

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Menschen sind verschwunden... Seltsame Dinge sind geschehen... Ein sechsjähriger Junge hat eine Nachricht, die die Menschheit retten kann...(German DVD) (People have disappeared ... Strange things are happening ... A six year old girl has a message that can save humanity...)

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taken Away See more »

Filming Locations:

High Point, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Symphony Pictures See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Commander Fauk says that his civilisation is 200 light-years more advanced than that on Earth, yet a light-year is actually a measure of distance. See more »

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Bad guy much more fun than our 'hero'
16 September 2002 | by James MillerSee all my reviews

Aliens plan to take over the world, by gradually activating implants in people at various levels of society (inserted, as we all know, during the multitude of 3-day abductions that have been visited on America's Mid-West since the 1950's science fiction boom). One man, a police detective, can save the world, but is so dull that the alien invasion becomes a more and more attractive prospect as the film goes on.

The opening scene has the location typed out at the bottom-left of the screen, showing clearly its lineage from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" via the X-Files. Don't expect a moment of tension, except perhaps the decision on when to have your next cup of tea, but worth a watch if the alternative is ironing a shirt for the next morning. It is, however, slightly redeemed by the bald, stary-eyed, Hank Williams-loving baddie, who has the few lines in the film worth putting in something better.


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