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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 crashed UFO -- inside hangar 18. Written by Kay Drangmeister <K.Drangmeister@insider.sub.de>

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Star Billing on movie posters had Darren McGavin (1st), Robert Vaughn (2nd), Gary Collins (3rd) with British quads having James Hampton (4th). The film's opening credits have Collins first followed by Vaughn second with Hampton third. See more »

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To cover up the UFO landing, Cain and Lafferty decide to discredit Steve and Lew publicly, then just "keep an eye on them." They do not take Steve and Lew into custody, sequester them, or put any kind of pressure on them not to make waves, even after Steve and Lew indirectly cause the deaths of two government agents. This seems to be the worst possible way to cover up a story, as it all but guarantees the two heroes will make trouble. See more »

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Airport Attendant: You know, it's - it's the desert air that does it.
Steve Bancroft: Does what?
Airport Attendant: Dries out your brain juice so you can't think straight no more. Happens t'everybody out here.
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Pre-X-Files.....Maybe?
25 February 1999 | by (Lafayette, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Ok, no, this isn't one of the greatest movies of all time by any means, but it does have some very interesting theories and suggestions, ala the "X-Files". If you were between 10-14 during the late 70's and early 80's, you'll remember the movies that dealt with such mysteries as Bigfoot, Noah's Ark, and (didn't this one just scare the be-jesus out of you!) Nostradomas, narrated by Orsen Welles. I think the movie is entertaining, even though it is "dated" by today's standards. I also don't think it's a strech to say this could have been the very birth of the X-Files as we now know it.


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