Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction-horror film. It was directed by Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Leonard Nimoy. It is a remake of the 1956 film of the same name, which was based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. The plot involves a San Francisco health inspector and his girlfriend discover that human beings are being substituted by aliens. The duplicates, who appear to be perfect copies of the persons replaced, but are devoid of any human emotion, attempt to install a tightly organised, conformist society. A box office success, it was very well received by critics, and is considered by some to be among the finest film remakes.
The original 1956 film took place in the fictional town of Santa Mira, California. The 1978 sequel takes place in San Francisco, with many scenes filmed on location in the city.