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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 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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It started with an accident in space . . . and led to the terrifying secret in . . . HANGAR 18 See more »


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$6,000,000 (USA)
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Some movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "On October 25th, a large metallic object crashed in the Arizona desert. The government is concealing a UFO and the bodies of alien astronauts. Why won't they tell us?". See more »

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Reporting on the autopsy, Dr. Michaels states that humans have "an appendix, a tailbone, and a Harderian Gland". The Harderian Gland is only found in the ocular orbits of vertebrates that possess a nictitating membrane, which humans do not have. See more »

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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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