Das Geheimnis von Centreville (1983)46K
Das Geheimnis von Centreville: Directed by Michael Laughlin. With Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner. Alien beings, whose settlement in a small midwestern town, are disturbed by a young professor determined to rescue his son from their clutches.
“In 1958, in Centerville, Illinois, a spacecraft lands on the city in an alien invasion and the population vanishes.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTwenty-five years later, Margaret Newman (Diana Scarwid) leaves her daughter Elizabeth in New York with her ex-husband Charles Bigelow (Paul Le Mat), who is an entomologist and professor of Columbia, since she would go to her hometown Centerville to attend the funeral of her mother. Margaret disappears and Charles drives with his dog Louie to Centerville to seek out his ex-wife. He finds a weird population living in a typical 1958 town. While looking for Margaret, Louie disappears and Charles is attacked by an alien but he succeeds to escape.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBack in New York, Charles visits a government department directed by Mrs. Benjamin (Louise Fletcher) to report his findings but she does not give credit to his words. Charles finds a tabloid newspaper with a picture of an alien and he visits the editor Betty Walker (Nancy Allen) that discloses that she has made up the story using a photo that the newspaper received ten years ago from a lunatic. Soon Betty has a close encounter with an alien disguised as Avon Lady and is chased by them. So she teams up with Charles expecting to rescue Elizabeth from the extraterrestrial beings.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Strange Invadersu0026quot; is a nostalgic tribute to the sci-fi from the 50u0026#39;s. The naive story is very well written with humor and good screenplay. The cameo of June Lockhart and Mark Goddard from the original u0026quot;Lost in Spaceu0026quot; is another tribute to the series that is part of the childhood of a generation. My vote is six.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTitle (Brazil): u0026quot;Estranhos Invasoresu0026quot; (u0026quot;Strange Invadersu0026quot;)”