What was that alien movie called?...with the doves?

I very vaguely remember a movie I saw when I was really young. All I remember is that it was about aliens invading and all that, and there was a meeting at the white house, and the aliens all started shooting stuff. Then later they're having a meeting to reconcile with the aliens (I'm assuming) and the send out doves as peace offerings, but then the aliens shoot the doves.

They then realize that the aliens hate the colour white.

Anyone have a clue what I'm talking about, or did I manage to make up this movie in my sugar-high, sleep-deprived state?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Mars Attacks! (1996)

    starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Natalie Portman, Lukas Haas, Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Michael J. Fox, Tom Jones, James Brown, Pam Grier, Lisa Marie (no~not Elvis' daughter!), Sylvia Sidney (her final film), Jack Black, Paul Winfield, Christina Applegate, Joe Don Baker, Rance Howard (Ron and Clint's father)

    IMDB synopsis:

    When the USA satellites photograph many flying saucers coming to Earth, American President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) has a meeting with his advisors. He is convinced by Professor Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan) that Martians would be a developed culture and therefore peaceful by nature, in spite of the warnings of General Decker (Rod Steiger). The authorities, some civilians and the press prepare a welcome committee for the aliens, but they realize that Mars is actually attacking Earth.



    The little dog owned by TV hostess Nathalie Lake (the Martians later swap their heads) is actually owned by Lisa Marie, the actress playing the Martian Girl.

    The writers weren't sure what the Martians should sound like so the script read "ack, ack, ack, ack" for all of their lines of dialogue. This became the actual words spoken by the Martians in the film.

    A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to buy reprints of the old "Mars Attacks!" trading cards but passed them up. Who knew that Tim Burton was going to bring them to life?! Back in the Sixties, this series of cards was quite controversial for its gruesomeness.

    From Wikipedia:

    The "Mars Attacks" trading card series was created by Topps and painted by Norman Saunders over pencil roughs by Wally Wood and finished pencil art by Bob Powell. Although most of the cards were sold in the standard packages of wax paper, some were sold in specialized vending machines that would dispense five cards apiece, in which said machines also sold sports cards. Originally released in 1962, the cards, written by Len Brown and Woody Gelman, told an outrageous story of the invasion of Earth by cruel, hideous Martians. Scenes depicted usually showed the bizarre methods of attack, torture and slaughter the Martians used. They included being fired at with rayguns, attacked by Martian-controlled giant robots and insects, and flying saucers. The 55-card series developed a cult following and has been reprinted occasionally, most recently in 1994.

    References to popular films, serials, and novels are prevalent throughout the card series, most notably to the book "Starship Troopers" by Robert A. Heinlein (published in 1960 and winner of the Hugo Award that year) and film "Teenagers From Outer Space" (1959).


    Have you ever seen "Teenagers From Outer Space"? If you are a fan of B-movies, especially from the Fifties, you might want to take a look at it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mars Attacks!

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Damn it! i usually don't know the answer to these and when i do i'm too late to answer but yes it's Mars Attacks!.

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  • 1 decade ago

    mars attacks

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