Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film)

1978 US film by Philip Kaufman

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 film about a group of people in San Francisco who discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.

Directed by Philip Kaufman. Written by W.D. Richter, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Get some sleep taglines
See also:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 film)


Matthew: Maybe he’s become a Republican.

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 they'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.