Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film)
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.William Hazlitt
- Directed by Philip Kaufman. Written by W.D. Richter, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
- Elizabeth: I have seen these flowers all over. They are growing like parasites on other plants. All of a sudden. Where are they coming from?
- Nancy: Outer space?
- Jack: What are you talking about? A space flower?
- Nancy: Well why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
- Jack: I've NEVER expected metal ships.
- Elizabeth: Yep, Boccardo's pills. He eats it like candy... or used to. Take some.
- Matthew: What are they?
- Dr. Kibner: Elizabeth, could you please tell me, in your opinion, what is going on?
- Elizabeth: People are being duplicated. And once it happens to you, you're part of this... thing. It almost happened to me!
- Elizabeth: I keep seeing these people, all recognizing each other. Something is passing between them all, some secret. It's a conspiracy, I know it.
- Matthew: There can't be a conspiracy!
- Elizabeth: Matthew, I'm telling you something is going on here.
- Matthew: [dials his phone] I'll get the police.
- Telephone Operator: Police.
- Matthew: Officer, I'd like to report four bodies.
- Telephone Operator: Wait right there Mr. Bennel.
- Matthew: How do you know my name?
- Jack: Hang up, Matthew.
- Matthew: [into the phone] I didn't tell you my name.
- Jack: Hang up!
- Matthew: [hangs up the phone] I didn't tell them my name!
- Nancy: That's because there're all part of it. They're all pods, all of them!
- Elizabeth: I hate you.
- Dr. Kibner: We don't hate you - there's no need for hate now. Or love.
- Elizabeth: There are people who will fight you. Stop you.
- Dr. Kibner: In an hour you won't want them to. Don't be trapped by old concepts, Matthew, you're evolving into a new lifeform.
- (last lines)
- Nancy: Matthew?
- Matthew: (loud, spine chilling scream as he points to her)
- Nancy: No! Stop!
- Get some sleep
- Watch out! They get you while you're sleeping!
- Sleep ... Sleep ... and be born again into a world without fear and hate!
- You'll never close your eyes again.
- From deep space...
- The seed is planted...terror grows.
- Donald Sutherland - Matthew Bennell
- Brooke Adams - Elizabeth Driscoll
- Jeff Goldblum - Jack Bellicec
- Veronica Cartwright - Nancy Bellicec
- Leonard Nimoy - Dr. David Kibner
- Art Hindle - Dr. Geoffrey Howell
- Kevin McCarthy - Running man
- Don Siegel - Taxi driver