The Invasion

The Invasion

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A space shuttle burns up upon reentry causing debris to land across a wide area of the United States. Tucker Kaufman, a member of the CDC, visits one of the crash sites and gets a cut on his hand. Dr. Carol Bennell begins to notice that people are starting to act strange. She turns to her best friend, Dr. Ben Driscoll. He takes a small sample of the material to Dr. Stephen Galeano and they soon learn the substance is not from Earth. Carol's son, Oliver starts to have nightmares and Carol thinks it is because he is about to see Tucker, his father. Tucker has been infected and begins to show little emotion. One of Carol's patients complains that her husband is acting differently. As she begins to voice these concerns, Carol begins to notice other strange things. People are staring at her as she walks by and no one shows any emotion when a woman is hit by a car. Carol soon realizes she must stay awake, find her son, and join her two friends as they try to get to Fort Dix and work on an antidote.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2008.
ISBN: 9781419809798
1419809792
Branch Call Number: DVD Invasion 7-DAY 2007
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Body snatchers.

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Oct 21, 2011

A stellar cast is wasted in this so-so movie based of the novel The Body Snatchers. The Invasion is more of a drama than science fiction. An alien virus hitched a ride on a USA space shuttle that explodes when returning to Earth. The explosion spreads debris, including the virus, across much of the United States. People begin to exhibit flu-like symptoms once infected. What is actually happening is that the host is being transformed into an emotionless human zombie. Predictably an anti-virus is developed that saves humanity, for better or worse, because the infected humans strive for world peace.

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