Spencer Armacost is an astronaut on a routine mission in space when something goes horribly wrong and it looks as if he's doomed. However, Spencer is rescued at the last moment and returns to earth a hero. He soon announces that he's retiring from space exploration to spend more time with his wife Jillian. Jillian has suffered from depression in the past and would like to start a family, so she's initially thrilled with Spencer's decision. Jillian soon finds herself pregnant, but she starts to notice something odd about her husband, as if the man who returned isn't quite the same person who went away. As her pregnancy advances, Jillian's anxieties increase, but has something really happened to Spencer, or have Jillian's old demons merely resurfaced?
Directed by: Rand Ravich
. Starring: Johnny Depp
, Charlize Theron
, Joe Morton
, Clea DuVall
, Donna Murphy
, Nick Cassavetes
, Samantha Eggar
, Gary Grubbs
, Blair Brown
, Tom Noonan
, Tom O'Brien
, Lucy Lin
, Michael Crider
. Music by: George S. Clinton
Outer space Rosemary's Baby-like shocker that holds together pretty well until the final few minutes when you would expect the movie to deliver the goods and only end up getting a second-rate and very confusing, or a complete let-down, surprise ending.
Being sent into orbit on the space shuttle astronauts Spencer Armacost and Alex Streck, Jhonny Depp & Nick Cassavetes, are almost killed as their repairing the shuttle while in space. Being cut off for over two minutes, from the main NASA monitoring station in Huston, it was at first assumed that the two were killed in an explosion outside the shuttle but later it was confirmed that both Spencer and Alex were all right and the shuttle mission was aborted with the two astronauts brought back to earth. Something happened up there to the two spacemen that was to come very very close to home, their wives, when they returned.
Both of the astronauts wives Jillian & Natalie, Charlize Theron & Donna Murphy, at first don't notice any change in their husbands, Spencer & Alex, appearances or conduct only that their horny as hell and at the first possible chance they had they , at least in the scene between Spencer and Jillian,pounced upon and like wild animals in heat brutally made love to them as if they haven't seen or touched their wives , or any other woman, in years!
It's later at an out-door party that Alex, after having a fight with Natalie, goes berserk and collapses and dies from a massive heart-attack. Later Natalie despondent over her husbands sudden death commits suicide by electrocuting herself in the bathtub while both Spencer and Jillian are there at her home visiting and trying to comfort her over her tragic loss.
Moving to New York City Spencer gets a job working for Jackson McLaren's, Tom Noonan, aerospace company and things just couldn't be better for the happy young couple until Jillian gets pregnant and is later told that she's to give birth to twins by her physician Dr. Patraba,Samantha Eggar, it's then when strange things start to happen to her that leads Jillian to believe that the person that she's married to, Spencer Armacost, isn't the man that she thinks he is in fact he isn't a man at all!
The movie quickly moves to from where Jillian has absolutely no suspicion of her husbands sinister plans for her and her future children to where she's terrified at just the very sight of him. Being contacted by former NASA insider Sherman Reese,Tom Morton,Jillian is told that her husband is not human and that his body and mind were taken over by some unknown and unseen alien force while he and Alex were in outer space and that force is anything but friendly towards her or any one else on earth.
Jillian thinking at first that Reese is some kind of nut she can't dismiss the shocking and personal information that Reese knows about her being pregnant with twins as well as him knowing that Natalie was also pregnant at the time of her suicide, that was kept from the public, and she also was to give birth to twins; how on earth could Reese have known all this unless he was telling the truth?
Reese trying to get all the secret and shocking information about Specer to Jillian, before he feels that he'd be silenced forever, information that proves that Spencers not who she thinks he is from top-secret NASA documents ,that Reese smuggled out before he was fired from his job, is intercepted by Spencer at a local New York City subway station where the drop, or pick up, by Jillian was supposed to take place and is never seen and heard from again with Spencer, instead of the out of sight and hidden Jillian, taking off with his briefcase.
Getting a key from Reese in the mail it leads Jillian to a storage building where he kept as a back up, something he learned from working at NASA, information about the truth of Spencer's origins has Jillian now more then ever convinced that her husband is not only not of this earth but later when Jillian finds out that her sister Nan, Clea Duvall, who was last seen at her and Spencer's apartment was missing she suspected that her once "sweet kind and loving" husband is a murderer as well.
The movie looked like it was going to be a better then average thriller but fizzled at the end with a very convoluted final that destroyed all the tension that was building up in the film and left you wondering what exactly the ending was all about with a complete turn around, as well as new hairdo, in what Jillian was actually trying to achieve in stopping her husband and his offspring's the evil space twins from gaining a foothold, so that they can later take control, of the US NASA space program?
Review by sol1218 from the Internet Movie Database.