The Invasion

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Production: Warners Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Oh, I can't. I can't stay awake.

Stay awake, stay awake.

Adderall, gone. Ritalin, gone.

Amitriptyline. What is it?

Modifinil, CNS. Dopamine.

A stimulant. Clonazepam.

Clonazepam, good.

That's right. Yes. Good.

Citric acid, yes.

Oh, sugar, sugar. Fructose.

Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew.

Let us out! Please!

Who are those people? Who are they?

What are they trying to do to us?

No one's ever gonna hurt my son.

I can't stay awake. Please stay awake.

Yes, you can, yes, you can.

I know you can.

Stay awake. Yes, you can.

Come on, come on.

Let us out!

Open the door! Open it! Open the door!

Tragic news tonight as

the space shuttle Patriot explodes...

... during an unscheduled

landing attempt...

We felt, you know, the explosion.

- a trail of destruction and debris

from Dallas to Washington.

Pieces all over the pasture

and in the yard, everywhere.

Watching it, make sure nobody touches it,

nobody runs off with it.

Why is it important for people

not to touch it?

It's contaminated.

Could be contaminated.

Of course, we all got out and we touched it,

some of us did.

Crucial questions remain unanswered.

Debris has been seen

from Dallas to Washington.

The shuttle accident has shocked

the nation and the world.

Impromptu memorials can be seen

where debris has fallen.

The scene here is surreal.

We've seen a stream of officials from a

number of federal agencies coming through.

- Kaufman, CDC?

- That's right.

Right this way, please.

Mr. Kaufman!

Dina Twain from CNN. Can I ask you what

the CDC is doing here, Mr. Kaufman?

Hi. President's on his way back

to D.C. tonight.

I'm supposed to brief him at 6 a.m.

Can we make that?

- We can try.

- Right. Show me what you have.

Over the retrieved debris...

...we're recording a contamination rate

of almost every square meter.

We're projecting a contamination zone

of an alley about 200 miles wide...

...from D.C. to Dallas.

- My God. What is it?

Our biotechs are in full meltdown mode.

This is a highly resilient organism... to survive the bitter cold of space

and the searing heat of reentry.

Initial cellular diagnostics show

it exhibits monoploid characteristics...

...with high levels

of calcium dipicolinate...

...both commonalities to an endospore.

A spore? Jesus.

One thing's for sure,

it ain't from around here.

Sir! This was on our roof.

The president is on his way back

to Washington from Camp David...

... to meet with his closest advisors

over the space-shuttle disaster.

Hey, Casper.

Good boy.

I thought you'd never get home.

Your ex-wife called twice.

Do you wanna watch this?

I mean, for work or something?

I should get to bed.

I gotta be back on the Hill

in a few hours.

Well, you should've called. I could've

been sleeping in my own bed right now.

Federal officials are removing

several pieces of shuttle debris...

... from a disturbing source: eBay.


Ollie, it's okay. It's okay.

Look at me. It's Mommy.

Oh, baby.

Oh, hey.

It's okay.

It's okay.

You just had a bad dream.

You got those nightmares

back again, huh?

Everything's all right. You lie down.

There we go.

There we go.

We'll just have to make those

nightmares go away again.


Hundreds were killed this morning

in the bloodiest attack in Iraq...

... since the start of the occupation.

A mixture of toxic chemicals

was strapped to suicide bombers...

Ollie? Breakfast.

Dr. Bennell? I have a call for you.

I'm just finishing my notes.

- I know, but he is very insistent.

- Who is it?

Your ex-husband.

- Hello?

- Carol, how are you?

I'm fine, Tucker. How are you?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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