Unusual sci-fi invasion film, with a black-comedy twist: The Earth is taken over by The Monitors, aliens who run it like hall monitors in a 1950's high school, with overtones of Big Brother. The film follows the progress of the human underground rebellion. The twist is that as the film goes on, the audience's sympathies shift to the aliens, who are basically benevolent. When the humans manage to oust them, it's back to corruption and bribery by the usual suspects.
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The Wildest Film Since "Birth of a Nation"
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Did You Know?
There are 30 "trouble spots" on the Monitors' map. They correspond (roughly) with the following locations: Anchorage, Alaska; San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; Cochrane, Ontario; New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Havana, Cuba; Salvador, Brazil; Marrakech, Morrocco; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivorie; Cape Town, South Africa; Mombasa, Kenya; Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Berlin, Germany; Oslo, Norway; Athens, Greece; Kyiv, Ukraine; Moscow, Russia; Jerusalem, Israel; Cairo, Egypt; Darwin, Australia; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Vladivostok, Russia; Beijing, China; Lhasa, Tibet See more
There is a red hand-held fire extinguisher visible in Harry's car on the passenger floorboard at around 8:40 into the movie when he's driving through the city.
Harry's car is a collector classic, and as an enthusiast, it would not be the least bit out of the ordinary for him to carry a fire extinguisher on board. See more
The nation's little people salute the Monitors. We, the unsung heroes of our society - the truck drivers, the mail men, the guys who put holes in the doughnuts - at last have all the law and order we need. That's why I say, "Up the Monitors!"
Edited from A Trip to the Moon
Voice of the Flower
Music by Fred Kaz
Lyrics by Sandy Holt
Sung by Odetta See more