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The Invasion (2007)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 17 August 2007 (USA)
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As a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.

Directors:

Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue (uncredited)

Writers:

David Kajganich (screenplay), Jack Finney (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Carol Bennell
Daniel Craig ... Ben Driscoll
Jeremy Northam ... Tucker Kaufman
Jackson Bond ... Oliver
Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Stephen Galeano
Veronica Cartwright ... Wendy Lenk
Josef Sommer ... Dr. Henryk Belicec
Celia Weston ... Ludmilla Belicec
Roger Rees ... Yorish
Eric Benjamin Eric Benjamin ... Gene
Susan Floyd ... Pam
Stephanie Berry Stephanie Berry ... Carly
Alexis Raben ... Belicec's Aide
Adam LeFevre ... Richard Lenk
Joanna Merlin ... Joan Kaufman
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Storyline

While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Do not trust anyone. Do not show emotion. Do not fall asleep. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and terror | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,951,409, 19 August 2007

Gross USA:

$15,074,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,170,558
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Rainer Klausmann said in an interview that the original budget was $ 64 million dollars. But this doesn't include the additional millions spent on re-shoots, where he and director Oliver Hirschbiegel were no longer involved [Nov. 2017]. See more »

Goofs

After Carol and Oliver enter the pharmacy, Carol lifts Oliver onto the counter and he barely slips through a gap in the security gate. Carol is then shown attempting to do the same. The movie then cuts to behind the counter and she jumps down. Although it appears that she would not fit (and hence this being regarded as a goof), actually the security roll is deformable. This is clearly visible when she pulls on it to get up on the counter (particularly on her left hand side) revealing that a gap through which she can easily fit can be created. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
News Announcer: [off-screen] Tragic news tonight as the space shuttle "Patriot" explodes during an unscheduled landing attempt.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No. 26 in D Major
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Hayden)
Performed by Kodaly Quartet (as The Kodaly Quartet)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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User Reviews

If your a fan of any other iteration you will hate this.
17 August 2007 | by manakin33See all my reviews

Hollywood destroyed everything good about this film.

There was a resounding creepiness that looms over the body snatcher remakes and the original. This film misses that on every mark. No pods... No siren screams... And the ending, well, is a slap in the face to the concept.

If your not a fan or have never seen any other versions you might think it is OK. But thats it, just OK. They screwed up one of the scariest concepts ever thought up. Permormences were OK. It had one or two bright points but overall it was crap.

Take the cgi out of war of the worlds and you have invasion... thats not a good thing.


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