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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.

Directors:

Colin Strause (as The Brothers Strause), Greg Strause (as The Brothers Strause)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Balfour ... Jarrod
Scottie Thompson ... Elaine
Brittany Daniel ... Candice
Crystal Reed ... Denise
Neil Hopkins ... Ray
David Zayas ... Oliver
Donald Faison ... Terry
Robin Gammell ... Walt
Tanya Newbould ... Jen
J. Paul Boehmer ... Colin
Phet Mahathongdy ... Airplane Mom / Bartender (as Phet Mahathongdy O'Donnell)
Byron McIntyre Byron McIntyre ... Limo Driver
Jackie Marin Jackie Marin ... Girl in Pool
Tony Black ... Guy at Party
Eliza Till 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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Soon, our first encounter will become our last stand. 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skyline: La invasión See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming only cost $500,000, while the digital effects cost an additional $10 million. See more »

Goofs

Candice's hair changes from being loose when she lies down on the couch to being tied up when she wakes to the sound of the air strike. 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

Supersonic Skyline
Written by Marcas Harris and Barron Ryan Bollar
Performed by Mr. Robotic
Courtesy of Music and Robots, Inc.
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Couldn't disagree more with the bad rating.
13 November 2011 | by sgbreton77See 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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