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Robin Cook's 'Invasion' (1997)

Robin Cook's 'Invasion' (1997)

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Based on a story by Robin Cook, this made-for-TV sci-fi-drama concerns a group a predatory aliens who plan an unusual invasion of the Earth. The aliens scatter the land with a shower of minerals which trigger a virus that has always existed in human beings, but has remained dormant until now. The virus causes people to mutate into a new species who remain subservient to their alien hosts, and are willing to turn control of the Earth over to their new masters. Soon most of the world has become infected, and the tiny handful of survivors most come up with a cure before it's too late. Invasion stars Luke Perry as Beau, one of the first to become infected; Rebecca Gayheart as his girlfriend Cassy; and Kim Cattrall as Dr. Miller, one of the medical researchers investigating the virus.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
Directed By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
RHI Entertainment

Cast

Luke Perry
as Beau Stark
Rebecca Gayheart
as Cassy Winslow
Kim Cattrall
as Dr. Sheila Moran
Christopher Orr
as Pitt Henderson
Jon Polito
as Det. Walt Kemper
Louis Crugnali
as John Ochoa
Rosanna DeSoto
as Nancy Ochoa
Neal McDonough
as Randy North
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Critic Reviews for Robin Cook's 'Invasion'

All Critics (6)

The ending is particularly weak and reinforces the notion that this is a horror-movie retread, with no further resonance.

September 12, 2007
Los Angeles CityBeat

Feels like a science-fiction concept from 1951 that has been strained through a soap-opera sieve and left to moulder on the counter for six weeks.

August 23, 2004
Apollo Guide

craptastic

November 27, 2002
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Robin Cook's 'Invasion'

Not too bad. Luke Perry did a good job in his role as the lead alien. "Based on a story by Robin Cook, this made-for-TV sci-fi-drama concerns a group a predatory aliens who plan an unusual invasion of the Earth."

Birdie S
Birdie S
½

It's just about like every other body-snatching alien invasion conspiracy story. The characters come off weak and generic, and the set up is rather lacking. There isn't much of a pay-off in the end after the three-hour runtime, yet it probably holds together better than most made-for-tv alien flicks.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad
½

Jeez critics, it's not that bad. Okay, it is generally lame, but it has it's moments. Luke Perry does fine, and he is fine to look at, that helps. Okay score. Kim Catrall is wasted. Mildly entertaining, but not a total loss. Way way overlong though.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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