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Body Snatchers (9-Jun-1993)

Director: Abel Ferrara

Writers: Raymond Cistheri; Larry Cohen; Stuart Gordon; Dennis Paoli; Nicholas St. John

From novel: The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

Music by: Joe Delia

Producer: Robert H. Solo

Keywords: Sci-Fi/Horror, Alien Invasion, Clones

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gabrielle Anwar
4-Feb-1970   Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Christine Elise
12-Feb-1965   Ex-Fiancée of Jason Priestley
R. Lee Ermey
24-Mar-1944   Drill Instructor from Full Metal Jacket
Terry Kinney
29-Jan-1954   Tim McManus on Oz
Meg Tilly
14-Feb-1960   Agnes of God
Forest Whitaker
15-Jul-1961   Ghost Dog
Billy Wirth
23-Jun-1962   The Lost Boys


Gabrielle Anwar   ...   Marti Malone
Terry Kinney   ...   Steve Malone
Billy Wirth   ...   Tim Young
Christine Elise   ...   Jenn Platt
R. Lee Ermey   ...   Gen. Platt
G. Elvis Phillips   ...   Pete
Reilly Murphy   ...   Andy Malone
Kathleen Doyle   ...   Mrs. Platt
Forest Whitaker   ...   Dr. Collins
Meg Tilly   ...   Carol Malone
Stanley Small   ...   Platt's Aide
Tonea Stewart   ...   Teacher
Keith Smith   ...   Soldier Gas Station
Winston E. Grant   ...   Gas Attendant
Phil Neilson   ...   MP Gate Captain
Timothy P. Brown   ...   MP #1
Thurman L. Combs   ...   MP #2
Sylvia Small   ...   Soldier #1
Adrian Unveragh   ...   Red
Johnny L. Smith   ...   Neighbor
Allen Perada   ...   MP #3
Candy Orsini   ...   Medic
Marty Lyons   ...   Man in Infirmary
Rick Kangrga   ...   MP #4
Michael Cohen   ...   MP #5
Kimberly L. Cole   ...   Pod Soldier
James P. Monoghan   ...   G.I. #1
Craig Lockhart   ...   G.I. #2
Darien Taylor   ...   Alien Woman


Review by J. Campos (posted on 17-Jun-2009)

The horror classic as seen through the eyes of disaffected teenager Gabrielle Anwar. Since most people know the plot, I won't be spoiling it for anybody by saying it ends badly, except that the deal here is the play between Gabrielle and Billy Wirth, with whom she might have had a meaningful relationship in a different movie in which they would not have been pursued by mind numbing aliens. Or in a different world where they would not have been pursued by humans deadened by conformity to act and react like aliens... which is of course the "message" except that the movie doesn't preach at any moment. The closing image is chilling indeed. Go see it and skip the Nicole Kidman version: this one is the real deal.

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