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Occupation (2018)

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A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.


Luke Sparke


Luke Sparke, Felix Williamson (additional dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Ewing ... Matt Simmons
Temuera Morrison ... Peter Bartlett
Stephany Jacobsen ... Amelia Chambers
Rhiannon Fish ... Vanessa
Zac Garred ... Dennis (as Zachary Garred)
Izzy Stevens ... Bella Bartlett
Charles Jazz Terrier ... Jackson (as Charles Terrier)
Charles Mesure ... Arnold
Felix Williamson ... Seth Grimes
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Colonel Grant
Aaron Jeffery ... Major Davis
Bruce Spence ... Alien Leader
Trystan Go ... Marcus Chambers
Roy Billing ... Town Mayor
Ben Chisholm ... Jimmy


After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of civilians evade capture and discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet. As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, they form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior enemy forces. On the front lines of the battle for Earth, they are our last hope. Written by Production

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They are coming. See more »


Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The town's football team are called the Dropbears. Dropbears are a fictional predatory creature said to resemble a koala which drop from trees onto human victims. They are generally used as an in-joke on tourists. See more »


During the end battle in the field all the AR15 weapons are firing but the ejection ports on the rifles are closed and no spent cases are being ejected. See more »


Amelia Chambers: So what's the plan?
Major Davis: Create a diversion, rescue your friends, save the fucking planet.
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Followed by Occupation: Rainfall (2020) See more »

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14 September 2018 | by g-sintnicolaasSee all my reviews

This is my very first review, simply because this movie is bad and on IMDb it is seen as okay with an 6.6 average. The movie is simply not worth that 6.6 if you go deeper into the demographics you can also see huge spikes around the high grades.. It is not fair, do we really need to rely on metacritics because people abuse a system?

If you look at their reviews by the way.. All proud to rival hollywood in terms of sci fi because of the budget, does that mean the whole movie diserves a 8/10? Is the COMPLETE package there?! Or are they just making a "statement" while people expect an enjoyable film they see this crap? It is not fair to be honest.

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20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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