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The Invasion (2007)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 17 August 2007 (USA)
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As a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.

Directors:

Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue (uncredited)

Writers:

David Kajganich (screenplay), Jack Finney (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Carol Bennell
Daniel Craig ... Ben Driscoll
Jeremy Northam ... Tucker Kaufman
Jackson Bond ... Oliver
Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Stephen Galeano
Veronica Cartwright ... Wendy Lenk
Josef Sommer ... Dr. Henryk Belicec
Celia Weston ... Ludmilla Belicec
Roger Rees ... Yorish
Eric Benjamin Eric Benjamin ... Gene
Susan Floyd ... Pam
Stephanie Berry ... Carly
Alexis Raben ... Belicec's Aide
Adam LeFevre ... Richard Lenk
Joanna Merlin ... Joan Kaufman
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Storyline

While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Do not trust anyone. Do not show emotion. Do not fall asleep. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,951,409, 19 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,071,514, 7 October 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While filming in Baltimore, Daniel Craig got the call from Barbara Broccoli informing him he won the role of James Bond. He had to take a short period off shooting to fly back to London for the Casino Royale (2006) press release. See more »

Goofs

The Nasa technicians use the Nasa red "worm" logo. This is no longer used by the agency, and has been replaced at Nasa by the original "meatball" logo. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
News Announcer: [off-screen] Tragic news tonight as the space shuttle "Patriot" explodes during an unscheduled landing attempt.
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Connections

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Boogie
Written by Tommy Armstrong and Deyon Davis
Performed by Drop Tha Bomb
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Another Remake Gone Bad........
29 January 2008 | by patrickmmcSee all my reviews

I won't go into details telling about this film. Simply this is just another remake gone bad. For those who wish to be thrilled and scared, see the 1978 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." It scared the crap out of me when I was young. I never forgot it either. Unfortunately, this film will be forgotten as quickly as it was thrown together and released.

It's amazing how a film over 20 years old could be better than this pile of steaming #$@#*. But the fact is that the further we move along in technology, the worse the films seem to get. All imagination and creativity seem to have been lost. I am probably the worst critic of them all. I haven't seen much of anything in new millennium releases that I would call outstanding or even good. This film is no different, and I suggest that anyone having been born early enough to remember the original or even 78's version, don't waste your time on this pathetic attempt. It's just a sad, lackluster, unimaginative pop-corn affair.


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