A radio astronomer obsessed with listening for some sort of cosmic noise finally hears a shockwave late one evening. In his search for an explanation he discovers a horrifying fact -- Earth is the target for an imminent alien invasion!
Released theatrically in the USA May 31, 1996.
Co-produced by Steelwork Films.
Shot in Panavision and SDDS sound.
Additional cast: Richard Schiff (Calvin) and Tony T. Johnson (Kiki).
Additional credits: Hermelindo Hinojosa (set decorator), Mayes C. Rubeo (costume designer), Charles L. Finance (visual effects producer), and David Tripet (associate producer).
Original soundtrack available on Silva America.
Copyright 1996 LIVE Film and Mediaworks Inc.
"...Entertaining..." (New York Times)
"...[Twohy] keeps us on the edge of seats not by dazzling us with lights and sound but by tantalizing his audience with basic, well-wrought suspense..." (Los Angeles Times)
"...It has a chilling hypothesis....THE ARRIVAL springs surprises on us right to the end..." (Chicago Sun-Times)