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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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Camera shadows can be seen on the car hoods during the chase scenes. In one instance, one can clearly see the camera operator's shadow. 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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One of the first "trust no one" flicks.
26 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the first "government conspiracy" flicks I ever saw and frankly it spooked me at the time. The story about the accidental encounter with aliens and the consequent cover-up and framing of the astronauts was as eerie as any later X-Files show. Remember this movie came out in 1980, the only other movie with the concept of government cover-ups at the time was Capricorn One. I'm glad it was made in 1980, if it was done today it wouldn't have had the same punch.


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