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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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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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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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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Brothers Strause claimed that this was just the first in a series. The film's lackluster box-office performance suggested otherwise, but a direct-to-streaming sequel did eventually appear in 2017. See more »

Goofs

Right after the aliens land, Terry walks toward the window and his Superman tattoo is visible on his right upper arm. However, in a previous scene, when he is walking to the swimming pool bar, the tattoo does not exist. 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 »

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Edited into 5 Second Movies: Skyline (2010) See more »

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Where My Money At
Written by Ryan Montgomery (as Ryan Montgomery) and Nicholas Warwar
Performed by Ryan Montgomery (as Royce Da 5'9")
Courtesy of Make It Count Records and Gracie Productions
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Why Nobody Should Ever Try Anything New
2 December 2010 | by jeremy2728See all my reviews

Skyline was not the most fantastic movie I've ever seen. . While a bit slow to develop the movie does manage to convey a decent feeling of growing panic. However, the fact of a modest budget to realize a brand new type of alien invasion should earn it a little respect. That is the main attraction of this movie - New Aliens. It's not more predators or "aliens" aliens or new twist on greys(AKA - Independence day) but actual New Aliens. The movie doesn't spell out everything you would like to know about the invaders, but you should be able to get the gist of it. In My humble opinion a larger cast(forbidden by this budget) would have served the movie well. If a sequel is under consideration it should expand the setting, double the cast and delve a little bit more into the aliens(maybe a brief recent history or something). It's impossible to make an honest review without mentioning my dislike for the one-sided reviews that just want to label it an awful movie and possibly stick us with nothing but a neverending supply of sequels and remakes of already successful franchises. It really didn't deserve the 9 stars I gave it, but all the supercritics out there were just bagging it so unmercifully that I felt the need for a little counterbalance

Bottom line - Skyline is a movie with a lot of potential that wasn't fully realized, but was still very much worth watching. Give it a chance - it's kind of a mix of independence day/war of the worlds/the mist.


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