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The Advanced Guard (1998)

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As a prelude to full-blown alien invasion, a team of four aliens telepathically linked with their lifelike human-looking android bodies abducts four random humans to test them to determine if humans can make good slaves.

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Peter Geiger
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Amico ... Homeless Man killed by Bravo
James Avery ... Fred, Captive Security Guard
David Campbell David Campbell ... Cop 2
Cristi Conaway ... Charley, Alien
Michelle Davison Michelle Davison ... Ailene, Fred's Girl
Isabella Hofmann ... Harper, Alien Scientist
Jeff Kober ... Desmond, Captive Red Neck
Eric Allan Kramer ... Bravo, Alien Goon
Jennifer O'Dell ... Girl (as Nonie Muse)
John Prosky ... Alpha the Alien Commander
Clare Salstrom ... Laura, Captive
James Sebastian James Sebastian ... Man
David Jean Thomas ... Cop 1
Michael Weatherly ... Kevin, Captive
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A group of aliens arrive on Earth as part of an advance invasion force. Their mission is to kidnap a small sample of humans and run them through a series of rigorous tests to determine if they would make suitable slaves. Harper, one of the alien experimenters, has beceme frustrated with her planet's endless cycle of conquest and extermination and begins to feel some sympathy for her human captives. While the prisoners see a glimmer of hope in the compassionate alien, will it be any use in stopping the enormous attack fleet just a few days from Earth? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Colony See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Michael Weatherly carries a Swiss Army knife which they use in a variety of escape plans. In real life, his father, Michael Weatherly Sr, is a millionaire exporter known for introducing the Swiss Army knife to America. See more »

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When the police car skids to a halt at the beginning of the movie, there are already skid marks on the pavement from previous takes. See more »

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Alien's body search
6 June 1999 | by pops-9See all my reviews

While it seemed long and drawn out in a few places, it was put into context so that you can understand why it had to be that bland in places. The aliens were searching for a world to use the bodies for own shells. Each world they destroyed supplied the bodies they needed to survive. They could not stay in their own bodies for long. The use of the new bodies was normally only a year long. Their bodies used the energy in their new bodies so that they would have to recharge their new bodies on a daily basis. The signs of courage, caring and self sacrifice demonstrated by the earthlings was the cause for the saving of the earth. Kept you wondering what was going to happen next and which of the alien examiners would win, the good or the bad.


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