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|Directed by:||Harry Bromley Davenport|
|Written by:||Harry Bromley Davenport; Iain Cassie; Michel Parry|
|Produced by:||Robert Shaye; Mark Forstater|
|Music by:||Harry Bromley Davenport|
|Edited by:||Nicolas Gaster|
|Distributed by:||Amalgamated Film Enterprises|
New Line Cinema
|Running time:||81 min. (84 min. USA)|
|Next:||Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1991)|
Xtro is an independent American feature film of the science fiction and horror genres. It was written and directed by Harry Bromley Davenport and co-written by Iain Cassie and Michel Parry. It is the first installment in the three-film Xtro series. The movie was produced by Amalgamated Film Enterprises and New Line Cinema and premiered in the United States in January, 1983. The movie stars Philip Sayer as Sam Phillips, Bernice Stegers as Rachel Phillips, Danny Brainin as Joe Daniels, Maryam d'Abo as Analise Mercier and Simon Nash as Sam and Rachel's son, Tony Phillips.
|Philip Sayer||Sam Phillips|
|Bernice Stegers||Rachel Phillips|
|Danny Brainin||Joe Daniels|
|Maryam d'Abo||Analise Mercier|
|Simon Nash||Tony Phillips|
|Anna Wing||Mrs. Goodman|
|Suzie Silvey||Woman in cottage|
|Arthur Whybrow||Mister Knight|
|Robert Austin||Van driver|
|Vanya Seager||Paula Phillips|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Alternatively spelled X-tro.
- The tagline for this movie is, "When Tony grows up, he's going to be just like Daddy!".
- Xtro was released on VHS on August 15th, 1993. It was released to DVD on September 20th, 2005. It was also released with Xtro 2: The Second Encounter as a double feature.
- Harry Bromley Davenport once compared the music score from Xtro to "screaming synthesizers". 
- The original ending to the film was to show Rachel coming home to find the apartment filled with clones of Tony, having apparently hatched from the alien eggs which had been left in the refrigerator. However, executive producer Robert Shaye did not feel that the special effects required for the scene would be convincing enough and it was re-edited to show Rachel sitting down in a field after Sam and Tony leave. Harry Bromley Davenport, however, not wanting to have the film end on such an abrupt note, created an alternate ending, which had Rachel going back into the apartment where she picks up one of the eggs. It hatches and a sucker-tendril springs out and latches onto her face.
- This is the only movie produced by Amalgamated Film Enterprises.
- A poster from this film can be seen in Will Burton's bedroom in the "Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?" episode of Freddy's Nightmares.
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