|Top of the Food Chain|
|Directed by||John Paizs|
|Produced by||Suzanne L. Berger|
|Written by||Phil Bedard|
|Starring|| Campbell Scott |
Tom Everett Scott
|Music by||David Krystal|
|Edited by||Bert Kish|
|Distributed by||Red Sky Entertainment|
Top of the Food Chain is a 1999 Canadian comedy-horror film directed by John Paizs and starring Campbell Scott, Fiona Loewi, and Tom Everett Scott. A parody of alien invasion movies of the 1950s, it was released on video in the United States under the title Invasion!
The film revolves around a vacationing atomic scientist who encounters mysterious carnivorous beings disguised as traveling salesmen who are feeding on the eccentric population of the small isolated town of Exceptional Vista.
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Invasion! may refer to:
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