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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1978 Feature film

A 1978 adaptation of the classic science fiction novel by Jack Finney.

It has been suggested that Jerry Garcia appears briefly as a beggar playing a banjo in a park in this movie.

Garcia does play the banjo part that is heard during the scene. The beggar in played by Joe Bellan. The DVD credits include under the cast section:

  • Beggar: Joe Bellan
And under the production section:
  • Banjo: Jerry Garcia
The movie was directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Veronica Cartwright

The movie has been released on video and DVD. The DVD release includes a full-length audio commentary by Philip Kaufman, a "pod culture" retrospective, Body Snatchers trivia, production notes, and the original theatrical trailer.

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