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High Plains Invaders (2009)

A wild west town hosts the strangest showdown of all: against an invading army of extraterrestrials. Outlaws and townspeople must join forces to survive.

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Kristoffer Tabori (as K. T. Donaldson)

Writer:

Richard Beattie
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Marsters ... Sam Danville
Cindy Sampson ... Abigail Pixley
Sebastian Knapp ... Jules Arning
Sanny van Heteren ... Rose Hilridge
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ... Gus McGreevey
Angus MacInnes ... Silich Cure
Adriana Butoi Adriana Butoi ... Prospector's Wife
James Carroll Jordan ... Sheriff (as James Jordan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Grizzled Miner
Dan Bordeianu Dan Bordeianu ... Deputy
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ... Cornelius Harrington (as Dugald Bruce Lockhart)
Sorin Cristea Sorin Cristea ... Prospector Franklin
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A wild west town hosts the strangest showdown of all: against an invading army of extraterrestrials. Outlaws and townspeople must join forces to survive.

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No One Invited Them. Nothing Can Stop Them.


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Country:

Canada | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Attack See more »

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Budget:

CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The revolver chambers are visibly not loaded. See more »

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Gus McGreevey: Every condemned man gets a last request. What's yours gonna be?
Sam Danville: Well, I wouldn't mind if they'd built that gallows a little higher. I'd prefer it if my neck snapped straight off instead of strangling slow-like. There's no dignity in a death like that.
Gus McGreevey: Ask for a cigar.
Sam Danville: Hmm, why's that?
Gus McGreevey: The sheriff brings them in special and hates having to share, even with a dying man.
Sam Danville: Never did kind to smoking. Nearly choked me to death the first time I tried.
Gus McGreevey: Death by cigar. Sure beats a noose.
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References High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

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Unexpectedly Good
30 August 2009 | by HeadMMoidSee all my reviews

Considering the utter garbage which has come from the SyFi Channel in the last few years, this movie was quite pleasantly surprising.

The plot was reasonably fresh and mostly logical. The actors delivered acceptable performances. The outfits were good. The setting was quite acceptable and looked like the northwestern U.S. CGI, if not great, was at least better than typical SyFi fair. The ending was, of course, predictable, and left unanswered questions.

A nice point was that the mandatory scientist (Jules) was not the typical all-knowledgeable font of information. Although he did make a few statements which included knowledge which did not yet exist in 1890, along with some that were just plain wrong; this role actually made fairly good sense within the situation.

There were a number of questionable items. The female bounty hunter is not something which would be likely in 1890. Many, but not all, of the firearms where very clearly modern. (Does anyone who produces movies ever listen to someone with knowledge in this field?) Finally, the repartee between characters who are opposed to each other before the arrival of the "invaders" begins to strain credulity.

Altogether and unexpectedly, this was a movie worth the watching.


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