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Skyline (2010)

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Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

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(as The Brothers Strause), (as The Brothers Strause)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jarrod
... Elaine
... Candice
... Denise
... Ray
... Oliver
... Terry
... Walt
... Jen
... Colin
... Airplane Mom / Bartender (as Phet Mahathongdy O'Donnell)
... Limo Driver
Jackie Marin ... Girl in Pool
... Guy at Party
Eliza Till ... Girl at Party
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Storyline

Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for Jarrod and offers a job position to him in LA. Terry's assistant and lover Denise (Crystal Reed) and his friend Ray (Neil Hopkins) sleep on the couch in the living room, but in the dawn of the next morning, the group is awakened by mysterious beams of blue light. Ray stares at the light and is taken by the mysterious force. The group of friends try to escape from the alien invaders. Written by Claudio Carvalho, RIo de Janeiro, Brazil

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Don't look up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skyline: La invasión  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,692,415, 14 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,371,425, 19 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,693,371, 30 August 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was completely financed by Greg Strause and Colin Strause without the assistance of any major studio. See more »

Goofs

A TV is shown with an Emergency Broadcast System alert. The EBS was replaced by the Emergency Alert System in 1997. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elaine: [a bright blue light shines through the blinds and the bed shakes] Oh, how's it morning already?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits you see 'Alien Jarrod' fight the others to protect Elaine and their unborn child See more »


Soundtracks

The Blues
Written by Tony Buchen, Lachlan Brahe and Graeme Pillemar
Performed by Baggsmen featuring Sweet U Turn Jenkins
Courtesy of Brighton Boulevard Records
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Couldn't disagree more with the bad rating.
13 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I usually agree with IMDb ratings, but with this one I could not disagree more. 4.5???? Ridiculous. Yes, It's certainly not a masterpiece, and doesn't have an incredibly clever or elaborate script, however it has a lot of virtues that deserve a whole lot more than a poor 4.5: First the visual effects are really, really good. Second: the acting in my opinion was also very acceptable, very natural and according to the situation, the way normal humans would react to an extraordinary terrifying situation, an alien invasion; a few cliché dialog but nothing really to be annoyed for. Another plus is the end: incredibly bizarre and surprising, didn't see it coming. Finally and most important, it kept me interested all the way till the end, which is what a movie should do. Now, knowing that the budget for this movie was $10 million I honestly think the producers and the whole team did an excellent job. 7/10 seems a fair rating for me and I truly recommend it to sci-fi lovers despite the bad ratings.


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