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Xtro (1982)

A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Sayer ...
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Danny Brainin ...
Joe Daniels
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Simon Nash ...
Peter Mandell ...
David Cardy ...
Michael
Anna Wing ...
Mrs. Goodman
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Doctor
Katherine Best ...
Jane
Robert Pereno ...
Ben
Sean Crawford ...
Commando (as Tok)
Tim Dry ...
Monster (as Tik)
Susie Silvey ...
Woman in Cottage
Arthur Whybrow ...
Mr. Knight
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Storyline

Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't trust Sam, and Rachel can't quite decide what her feelings are for her two men. Sam is not the same as when he left, and he begins affecting Tony in frightening ways. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Some extra-terrestrials aren't friendly. See more »

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7 January 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The creature that attacks the woman in the cottage was played by a mime they hired to crawl on his back. See more »

Goofs

In the prologue, Tony and Sam are seen together before Sam's abduction. The movie then fast forwards to three years later. Despite this, Tony doesn't seem to have aged at all. He still looks the same age throughout the whole movie. See more »

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Referenced in Splash (1984) See more »

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Awesome, Life Changing
27 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

OK, OK, so Xtro is no Alien, Close Encounters of the third Kind, or being anywhere near those films in quality, but it is an amazing early 80's alien flick chock full of really bizarre stuff that you will probably never see anywhere else. The first time I saw this I was quite young and it just totally freaked me out. I am a proud owner of a copy of Xtro and I must say, I no longer find it freaky, but it is still shockingly bizarre. Just watched it last night with friends. We laughed, cried, needed a drink afterward, and so will you. Who even knew the Brits had this kind of weirdness in them? See it immediately, then have that drink.


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