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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.


Peter Geiger


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




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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Did You Know?


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 »


When the aliens arrive on Earth, Harper says, "Los Angeles. It means City of Angels." While 'City of Angels' is a common nickname for Los Angeles, the city name actually means simply "The Angels". See more »

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Silly sci-fi from Sci-Fi channel.. and yet, humorous..
18 March 2004 | by sirvaunSee all my reviews

Yes, it was a bad sci-fi flick. Yes, it had plenty of bad acting. However, what you might miss is a good representation of the typical uncaring alien (Bravo.. yes, that's his name) and the science-minded alien (Harper). They both do a good job and it's actually funny to watch them. I had little to no empathy for the human victims, in fact watching Bravo get his licks in when the humans got out of line was all too funny. Plus, if you watch the DvD, you can see the three short scenes of some blonde naked woman enjoying her body as if she was an alien who just started inhabiting it (Yeah, well, it helped when the movie started getting slow). Overall just a fun campy movie to watch if you're looking to see something you don't have to pay too much attention to or you want a laugh (or both!).

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21 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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The Colony See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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