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Arrival, The (1996) Movie Information

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David N. Twohy


Charlie Sheen
Lindsay Crouse
Richard Schiff
Ron Silver
Teri Polo
Phyllis Applegate





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An astronomer finds evidence of alien life and when he shares this information with his boss he is immediate fired. He becomes obsessed with finding the outer space signal and tracking down where the aliens are. -- Josh C

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Snoogans 12/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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What you'd expect in a sci-fi thriller, but the whole conspiracy aspect is intriguing.

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Bribaba 05/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Sheeny's a bit special in this. Armed only with a beard he saves Earth from an alien invasion. He plays a scientist, so the beard is there to make him look more serious instead of his usual manic self. This doesn't work. Playing opposite him in every sense is Ron Silver, as smooth as Charlie is ragged. The story, alien manipulated global warming, moves right along. It only gets bogged down when our hero is trapped in an underground cavern that looks like an alien take on London's Tate Modern. It's actually quite fun.

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Chris Kavan 09/13/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Another basic sci-fi horror film - the only memorable thing about this film is those backward bird legs the aliens have - now that was just creepy. Charlie Sheen, though, should stick to comedy.

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Josh C 09/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I haven't seen this movie in a long time, but I used to love this film. Sure the acting isn't great and the story is a bit far-fetched, but it is at least original. Any movie where there is shape shifting aliens who reside amongst humans, even running the government, is a cool story to me. It isn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be.

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08/31/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

What a Gyp

Everything you want to know about bad acting is perfectly provided for you by Charlie Sheen in this performance. And yes, it truly IS a "performance" - because no human has ever displayed these reactions in reality, so it is my personal belief that this man studied the hell out of some Saturday morning cartoons to prepare for the role...and babies, he mastered that creepy big-eyed w/ hard blink - slack jawed w/ a slight-head shake- shocked reaction & pretty much set it to default...that way we get to see it repeated throughout the film EVERY TIME anything happens! Bold move Sheen.

Though I must say this isn't so much a "film" as a bad Tales From the Darkside episode as far as production value, casting, writing and - - well everything actually. Viewing it is quite a chore, it's not ...

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