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The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)

Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.

Director:

C. Thomas Howell

Writers:

Darren Dalton (screenplay), Carey Van Dyke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Josh Myron
Judd Nelson ... Charlie
Darren Dalton ... Prewitt
Sinead McCafferty Sinead McCafferty ... Sky
Bug Hall ... Man
Cameron Bender ... Sam
Jonathan Sanders Jonathan Sanders ... Aide
Lew Knopp Lew Knopp ... Davis
Reiko Kaneshiro Reiko Kaneshiro ... Lisa
Jason Ellefson Jason Ellefson ... Dr. Shankman
Graham Denman Graham Denman ... Urchin
Scotty Carlisle Scotty Carlisle ... Guard
Prince Pheenix Wade Prince Pheenix Wade ... Guard
Theron Cook ... Guard (as Theron Cook II)
Jose Prendes Jose Prendes ... Guard
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Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

By night they will come, by day we will be gone.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nap, amikor a Föld megállt See more »

Filming Locations:

Compton, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

"The Day the Earth Stopped" appears to be an homage to "The Day the Earth Stood Still". The two films parallel each other not only in title but in basic story, with the mecha-like Monoliths taking the place of Gort. See more »

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At the end of a scene where no cars are supposed to work, a police car appears passing by in the distant background. See more »

Quotes

Sky: Your world is in trouble Joshua. We have watched from a great distance, and observed that you have become a danger. Your weaponry is too advanced. You have endangered your own planet. And have become too big of a threat to others in the future. The end is here. But your world can be saved. It can save itself. If you can show me that there is value in human life, the destruction can be stopped. Prove this to me, and there will be a tomorrow.
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Version of The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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They Are Alive
(feat. Femke Weidema) (uncredited)
Written by Mauricio Yazigi
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Terrible Movie, Don't bother.
12 December 2008 | by HoPeFuLLLSee all my reviews

Terrible, terrible, what were they thinking? Bad Acting. Bad Directing. Bad Story Line or Script. Made me wonder if they get someone to watch what they've made prior to releasing a movie. I actually sat through nearly half this movie for a laugh, then I just fast forwarded in big chunks.

Oh, we two Aliens, we wont let them talk to anyone important and we'll keep them in an old abandoned warehouse and let a low ranking officer beat them up a bit. First 2 minutes of the film look promising, don't let it fool you.

Nothing good about this movie sorry.

Did I mention this was terrible?


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