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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 American science fiction horror film directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Donald SutherlandBrooke AdamsVeronica CartwrightJeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. Released on December 22, 1978, it is a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), which is based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. The plot involves a San Francisco health inspector and his colleague who discover that humans are being replaced by alien duplicates; each is a perfect copy of the person replaced, only devoid of human emotion.

Released in the United States over the Christmas weekend 1978, Invasion of the Body Snatchers grossed nearly $25 million at the box office. It initially received varied reviews from critics, though its critical reception has significantly improved in subsequent years, receiving a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and also being hailed as one of the greatest remakes ever as well as one of the best science-fiction horror films of all time.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film)
Theatrical release poster by Bill Gold
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