Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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Overview

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement", realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?

  1. Jack Finney

    Novel

  2. W.D. Richter

    Screenplay

  3. Philip Kaufman

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Donald Sutherland

    Donald Sutherland

    Dr. Matthew Bennell

  2. Brooke Adams

    Brooke Adams

    Elizabeth Driscoll

  3. Leonard Nimoy

    Leonard Nimoy

    Dr. David Kibner

  4. Veronica Cartwright

    Veronica Cartwright

    Nancy Bellicec

  5. Jeff Goldblum

    Jeff Goldblum

    Jack Bellicec

  6. Art Hindle

    Art Hindle

    Dr. Geoffrey Howell, DDS

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $3,500,000.00

Revenue $24,046,533.00

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Release Information

  • December 20, 1978
    PG, Theatrical

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A review by Rob

7.0
By Rob

Still one of the best alien invasion movies that exists. The newer ones tend to be about how many guns and explosions are needed to defeat the invaders, this one is a little different and has a strong cast and many moments of suspense that keep you interested. The dialog is perhaps weak in places and some areas do tend to drag at the start of the movie but thats all overcome later by the convincing characters and ever intriguing plot. It starts slow paced and almost doesn't give you enough information to work out exactly whats going on leaving it up to your paranoia and imagination to fill the... read the rest.

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