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Hangar 18 (1980)

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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 campain some politicians try to hide the ... See full summary »

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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 campain some politicians try to hide the crashed UFO -- inside hangar 18. Written by Kay Drangmeister <K.Drangmeister@insider.sub.de>

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13 March 1981 (Ireland)  »

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$6,000,000 (USA)
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The film's opening prologue states: "In spite of official denials, rumors have continued to surface about what the government has been concealing from the American public at a secret Air Force hangar. But now, with the help of a few brave eyewitnesses who have stepped forward to share their knowledge of these events, the story can finally be told". 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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Steve Bancroft: Old buddy, the brakes are gone!
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The Most Believable Saucer Film I have Seen
27 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Consider some of the flying saucer films we have seen over the years. The occupants speak perfect English, often with American accents to boot.

In this film we never get to see the aliens; they have a kind of Satanic presence. Instead we have a control panel that displays photographs of military and civilian installations, weird hieroglyphics, and a synthesised voice that speaks an unknown language. Now that is much better than a couple of humanoids with detectable Boston accents who carry away chloroformed females to father the next generation when they get them home.

Robert Vaughn sheds his affable Man from UNCLE image and makes a vicious government agent.

This is the only UFO film that I have ever taken seriously.


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