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Hangar 18 (1980)

PG  |   |  Action, Biography, Sci-Fi  |  13 March 1981 (Ireland)
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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... 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 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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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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Wide shots of the search and rescue helicopters taking off show the pilots wearing dark-colored flight helmets. In the close-up scenes, the pilots are wearing their garrison caps. See more »

Quotes

Steve Bancroft: George, could we have this tape, or a copy?
George Turner: This is a Department of Defense operation. You guys couldn't get outta here with a coffee cup.
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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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