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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 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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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

Gross USA:

$15,071,514
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Rainer Klausmann said in an interview that the original budget was $ 64 million dollars. But this doesn't include the additional millions spent on re-shoots, where he and director Oliver Hirschbiegel were no longer involved [Nov. 2017]. See more »

Goofs

When Carol gets on the Amtrak train in DC to go to Baltimore, as she gets onto the train, behind her is a sign that says "This station: South Station/Next station: Back Bay/Destination: Washington, DC." The Amtrak Acela Express goes from Boston to DC (via Back Bay). See more »

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News Announcer: [off-screen] Tragic news tonight as the space shuttle "Patriot" explodes during an unscheduled landing attempt.
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References Doom Asylum (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No. 26 in D Major
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Hayden)
Performed by Kodaly Quartet (as The Kodaly Quartet)
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By Arrangement with Source/Q
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New version with two superstars as protagonists and exceptional production values
9 March 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This fourth adaptation about vintage novel deals a space shuttle blows up and the fragments transfer an alien virus that recodes the human beings DNA. It creates an altering the human behaviour. Meanwhile a psychiatrist named Carol(Nicole Kidman) must to protect her son(Bond) who may hold the means to avoid the extraterrestrial invasion. The mysterious epidemic from outer space is spread her friends, ex-husband and Washington people, everybody are being take over by emotionless,cold behaving. Carol is helped by her good friend Doctor Driscoll(Daniel Craig) and scientific Doctor Stephen(Jeffrey Wright).

This scary Sci-Fi displays a tense screenplay based on Jack Finney novel titled ¨Body snatchers¨. Packs suspense,chills, thrills, spectacular car pursuits and pretty turns and twists. Good performances from Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Jeffrey Wright.Appears in secondary role Veronica Carwight as deranged wife, she acted in the second version by Philip Kauffman, besides cameo role by Jeff Wincott as a security agent,he's a B series star. The motion picture is professionally directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, though with no originality. His greatest hits were ¨The experiment¨ and ¨The downfall¨.

Another version about this known story are : the classic adaptation which emerged as a cinema classic directed by Donald Siegel(1956) with Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, concerning about mysterious seeds duplicating people ; a magnificent semi-sequel which takes place in San Francisco directed by Phil Kauffman(78) with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, and Leonard Nimoy; and inferior rendition by Abel Ferrara(1994) that takes place in a military base with Forrest Whitaker , Meg Tilly and Gabriella Anwar.


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