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Captive (1980)

R | | Sci-Fi
Earth and the planet Sthyrolia are at war over the possession of valuable Dirathium crystals. A Styrolian warship is shot down on Earth, and the surviving aliens make their way to a nearby ... See full summary »

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Seth Marshall III (screenplay), Robert Emenegger (concept) | 1 more credit »
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Cameron Mitchell
David Ladd
Lori Saunders
Dan Sturkie Dan Sturkie ... Grandpa Carter
Donald Bishop Donald Bishop
Dan Sandler Dan Sandler
Ashley Emenegger Ashley Emenegger
Augie Tribach Augie Tribach
Michael Catlin Michael Catlin
Helen Price Marshall Helen Price Marshall
Robert Emenegger Robert Emenegger
Michael Gregory
Jerry Prell Jerry Prell
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Earth and the planet Sthyrolia are at war over the possession of valuable Dirathium crystals. A Styrolian warship is shot down on Earth, and the surviving aliens make their way to a nearby farmhouse where they take the family captive. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Final film of Lori Saunders (I). See more »

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Emenegger's best?
24 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CAPTIVE is one of a handful of cheapo sci-fi movies churned out by Californian director Robert Emenegger around 1980. So far, this is the best out of the ones I've seen, as it's the only one approaching a half decent film. That's because the story is a well written hostage/siege scenario, and it doesn't need money or lame special effects to make it work.

The movie features a nice turn from Cameron Mitchell as a violent alien who seems to enjoy killing animals. He finds himself stranded on Earth with a companion, and the two of them hole up at a rural farmhouse while trying to figure out what to do. Plot twists ensue, and it's all handled with pace and flair by Emenegger, who seems to be trying a lot harder this time around. The supporting cast includes a turn from David Ladd, son of Alan. There's some surprising violence in the production which is handled well on the zero budget, and as a whole this one keeps you watching from beginning to end.


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