4.8/10
31
3 user 1 critic

The Alien Encounters (1979)

| Sci-Fi | TV Movie
Investigator searches for probe sent to Earth by aliens.

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr., Kathleen Quinlan
Goliath Awaits (TV Movie 1981)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Mark Harmon, Christopher Lee, Eddie Albert
Creature (1985)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

Director: William Malone
Stars: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward
Hangar 18 (1980)
Action | Biography | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with an UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the... See full summary »

Director: James L. Conway
Stars: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Augie Tribach ...
Allan Reed
Matthew Boston ...
Steve Arlyn (as Matt Boston)
Phil Catalli ...
Wally
Bonnie Henry ...
Elaine Stafford
Patricia Hunt ...
Mrs. Arlyn
Amy Ballor ...
Melissa
Skye Tollefson ...
Laurie
Chris Love-Jackson ...
Susan Reed
Lukas Jackson ...
Luke Reed
...
'Man In Black' #1 (as Eugene Davis)
Mark Purdy ...
'Man In Black' #2
Edit

Storyline

Investigator searches for probe sent to Earth by aliens.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Allan Reed: Mrs. Arlyn, for the past five years I've been traveling, investigating every phenomenon from alien astronauts to Atlantis to the Bermuda Triangle, even Bigfoot. I'm a scientist... I'm an astronomer.
Mrs. Arlyn: Really?
Allan Reed: Well, an unemployed astronomer.
See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Away
Composed by Phil Catalli
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An odd little film
23 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After his wife and son are killed by a stray meteor (or was it a mis-guided alien probe?) an unemployed astronomer begins to research UFO sightings, starting to imagine that aliens are among us and that he is being watched. He goes on a five year quest to understand why his family had to die and finally finds a book that may hold clues to the answer, but now the author is dead. So he befriends the author's son in an effort to learn more. The answer is surprising.

The movie was described as an "Adventure Documentary." No kidding, they really called it that, but it was shown late at night at the same hour I used to watch "Creature Features" and "Fright Night," so I think you get the idea. But anyone expecting to be scared by this film, even a little bit, will be disappointed.

What you will get are a bunch of conspiracy theories about how the aliens are among us, and that ghost sightings or sightings of Big Foot are examples of those aliens, and that the Men in Black are spying on us.

If this movie wasn't so weird it would not have been worth watching at all. Also, seeing a man slowing claw his way out of the grips of insanity has it's merits I suppose.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?