Trying to remember an old movie...

I have been trying to remember the name of this old movie I saw ages ago. I can only remember bits and pieces of it, and none of my friends seem to have seen it. Maybe one of you can help me. Here are the random details I remember.

The main character is a kid whose father gives him some rare penny in a plastic case in the begining of the movie.

Aliens land and start to take control of the people of his town. The humans under control have band-aids on the backs of their necks for some reason.

The aliens are these big things with a gun as one arm.

Their guns are fueled by copper rods.

At one point, the main character kid gets one of the alien guns and must use the rare penny as fuel for one shot.

At the end of the movie, I think they try to convince him it was all a dream, but then he finds the case for the rare penny and it is empty.

Does this ring a bell to anyone? It was definitely an 80s movie. If anyone knows what I’m talking about, I’d be very grateful.

I know this one! :smiley: It’s the 1986 version of Invaders from Mars


Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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yw :slight_smile: