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Skyline (2010)

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Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

Directors:

Colin Strause (as The Brothers Strause), Greg Strause (as The Brothers Strause)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Balfour ... Jarrod
Scottie Thompson ... Elaine
Brittany Daniel ... Candice
Crystal Reed ... Denise
Neil Hopkins ... Ray
David Zayas ... Oliver
Donald Faison ... Terry
Robin Gammell ... Walt
Tanya Newbould ... Jen
J. Paul Boehmer ... Colin
Phet Mahathongdy ... Airplane Mom / Bartender (as Phet Mahathongdy O'Donnell)
Byron McIntyre Byron McIntyre ... Limo Driver
Jackie Marin Jackie Marin ... Girl in Pool
Tony Black ... Guy at Party
Eliza Till Eliza Till ... Girl at Party
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Storyline

Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for Jarrod and offers a job position to him in LA. Terry's assistant and lover Denise (Crystal Reed) and his friend Ray (Neil Hopkins) sleep on the couch in the living room, but in the dawn of the next morning, the group is awakened by mysterious beams of blue light. Ray stares at the light and is taken by the mysterious force. The group of friends try to escape from the alien invaders. Written by Claudio Carvalho, RIo de Janeiro, Brazil

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Don't look up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skyline: La invasión See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,692,415, 14 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,371,425, 19 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,693,371, 30 August 2011
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers shot a test trailer on Thanksgiving 2009, while the writers started developing the treatment, marking less than a year from the blank page to the big screen. See more »

Goofs

Candice's hair changes from being loose when she lies down on the couch to being tied up when she wakes to the sound of the air strike. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elaine: [a bright blue light shines through the blinds and the bed shakes] Oh, how's it morning already?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits you see 'Alien Jarrod' fight the others to protect Elaine and their unborn child See more »

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Featured in Beyond Skyline (2017) See more »

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Drop Skyline
Written by Marcas Harris and Cory Bold
Performed by Mr. Robotic
Courtesy of Music and Robots, Inc.
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Close encounters of the incubation kind
10 November 2010 | by bassrourkeSee all my reviews

Just saw an advance screening of this new sci-fi would be epic and although I won't give away too much of the plot (as wafer thin as it is)I will say the conclusion has shades of District 9, looks to be there for a Skyline part 2. After a gleaming light blankets over Los Angeles one random morning @430am, it lures people outside. Looking directly into the light causes a dire effect which is part of the problem. None of that is explained. Eric Balfour is a good looking leading man, pity his chiseled features out weigh his acting ability. However in his defence, the script sucks, I could write a better one over breakfast. The special effects are certainly effective for the most part. My favourite moments are when the bad boy aliens are on the attack against Stealth jets and the view from the rooftops are outstanding visuals. The trailer was certainly interesting and the film simply doesn't back up the premise. War of the worlds and Independence Day have had a baby, it's called SKYLINE. Worth a look, it's a good sci-fi curiosity and the female leads are all gorgeous which helps matters with such a soft screenplay.


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