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The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)

Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.


C. Thomas Howell


Darren Dalton (screenplay), Carey Van Dyke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Josh Myron
Judd Nelson ... Charlie
Darren Dalton ... Prewitt
Sinead McCafferty Sinead McCafferty ... Sky
Bug Hall ... Man
Cameron Bender ... Sam
Jonathan Sanders Jonathan Sanders ... Aide
Lew Knopp ... Davis
Reiko Kaneshiro Reiko Kaneshiro ... Lisa
Jason Ellefson Jason Ellefson ... Dr. Shankman
Graham Denman Graham Denman ... Urchin
Scotty Carlisle Scotty Carlisle ... Guard
Prince Pheenix Wade Prince Pheenix Wade ... Guard
Theron Cook ... Guard (as Theron Cook II)
Jose Prendes Jose Prendes ... Guard


Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


By night they will come, by day we will be gone.


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Due to the similarities with The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), 20th Century Fox is suing The Asylum over the release of The Day the Earth Stopped. See more »


The same actor (Patrick Ian Moore) plays the sniper who first fires at the giant robot, as well as the guard who is immediately vaporized as a result. This exact same sniper footage was used when the military shoots Skye at the end of the movie. See more »


Charlie: Prove that Human life has value. How are we supposed to do that, take her to see the goddamn Lion King?
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Version of McHale's Navy: The Day the War Stood Still (1963) See more »


They Are Alive
(feat. Femke Weidema) (uncredited)
Written by Mauricio Yazigi
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User Reviews

Another awful film from Theasylum
11 December 2008 | by BovskiSee all my reviews

Terrible acting, special effects & Script

A waist of an hour and a half that I cant get back

P.S. Don't trust comments from guestar57

They either works for Theasylum.cc or is a fan.

Rated Death Racers as 10, Summary "NOTHING against JASON STATHAM..."

Others thought differently 1, Redefines the word Terrible 1, Worst film ever made total rating 2.1/10

Rated War of the Worlds 2: 7, Probably The BEST of Theasylum MOCKBUSTERS ! Others rated it 2, Disgraceful To The First 1, Absolutely awful! 1, A bloody dumb movie 1, H G Wells would be turning in his grave! 1, I was for the aliens - to kill all those TERRIBLE actors 1, One of the worst! 1, Not worth spending an hour and a half 2, Almost unwatchable

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Release Date:

9 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nap, amikor a Föld megállt See more »

Filming Locations:

Compton, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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