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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.

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Ludmilla Belicec
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Richard Lenk
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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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Don't Sleep. Don't Go Home. I'll Find You. - Mom See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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

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17 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers  »

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Box Office

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$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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Director Oliver Hirschbiegel's English language debut. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Bennell, a psychiatrist (who of course are also physicians), is rifling through the pharmacy looking for drugs that will prevent sleep, she never even thinks about Provigil, the standard anti-narcolepsy drug also used by the US Air Force to allow pilots to stay awake and alert for extreme periods of time. This medication almost certainly would have been any doctor's first choice. 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 (1987) See more »

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Them Boyz in the Hood
Written by Tommy Armstrong and Deyon Davis
Performed by Drop Tha Bomb
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26 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is such an underrated title! I loved the movie since the beginning. I would compare to 28 days later. It was just luck that I found this one as there is no propaganda of the movie. No one I know had heard of this movie but man, what a movie! I love the actors , I love the acting , everything! There is some darkness in the movie and there where some scenes that did scare me. Don't you like it when movies can induce different emotions in you? The idea that this series of events could actually happen in real life made the movie more appealing to me. We had something similar when the virus H1N1 came. The movie takes you right back to those moments of suspense. If you like those feelings don't let this movie unwatched!


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