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Strange Invaders (Orion 1983, Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen)

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Body snatchers from outer space inhabit the citizens of a small midwestern town in this suspenseful sci-fi adventure set in the year 1958. Paul Le Mat stars as the professor who teams up with a cynical tabloid newspaper reporter played by Nancy Allen as they attempt to save the professor’s daughter from his alien ex-wife. Striking special effects highlight this 1980s version of a 1950s sci-fi film.

William Condon, who co-wrote the 1983 sci-fi film Strange Invaders, is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter who also penned the 1999 film Gods and Monsters.

production details
USA | Orion Pictures | 92 minutes | 1983

Director: Michael Laughlin
Producer: Walter Coblanz
Director of Photography: Lois Horvath
Editing: John W. Wheeler
Music:John Addison
Script: William Condon, Michael Laughlin
Production Design: Susanna Moore

cast
Paul Le Mat as Charles Bigelow
Nancy Allen as Betty Walker
Diana Scarwid as Margaret Bigelow
Louise Fletcher as Mrs. Benjamin
Charles Lane as Prof. Hollister
Wallace Shawn as Earl
June Lockhart as Mrs. Bigelow
Jack Kehler as Gas Station Attendant
Michael Lerner as Willie Collins
Thomas Kopache as State Trooper
Fiona Lewis as Waitress / Avon Lady
Kenneth Tobey as Arthur Newman
Joel Cohen as Tim
Dan Shor as Teen Boy in Prologue
Dey Young as Teen Girl in Prologue
Bobby Pickett as Editor
Bill Condon as (uncredited)
Lulu Sylbert as Elizabeth Bigelow