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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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This 1980 movie's title was used about twenty-eight years for a short horror film but the 2008 short Hangar 18 (2008) is unrelated and not a remake. See more »

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The interior of the spaceship is obviously bigger than its exterior would account for. 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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Too Unoriginal.
24 August 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

A Schick Sunn films production, only this takes a different approach; rather than a docudrama style plot, this is more straightforward action thriller, starring Gary Collins and James Hampton as two returning astronauts forced to go on the run after the government decides to cover up a crashed UFO, and the astronauts find that they are expendable...

If the story sounds familiar, it's because it was done already(except that was a hoaxed Mars landing) in "Capricorn One", a far superior film, with better writing and pacing, though director James L. Conway does what he can with the material.

Darren McGavin plays their good friend at NASA who investigates the alien spacecraft, though is not involved in the murder plot, which is idiotic. Some camp value, but still silly.


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