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UFOria (1985)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  October 1985 (USA)
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Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small... See full summary »

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Arlene Stewart
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Brother Bud Sanders
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Sheldon Bart
Beverly Hope Atkinson ...
Naomi
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George Martin
Diane Adair ...
Delores (as Diane Diefendorf)
Robert Gray ...
Emile
Ted Harris ...
Gregory
Darrell Larson ...
Toby
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Celia Martin
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Colonel
Alan Beckwith ...
Brother Roy
Andrew Winner ...
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Pamela Lamont ...
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Gas Station Attendant
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Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small town. While he's helping Brother Bud, he falls in love with Arlene, a local supermarket clerk who believes in UFOs and is deeply religious and deeply lonely. When Arlene has a vision of a coming UFO, everyone deals with it in their own way. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A Down Home Comedy That's Out of This World! See more »

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Completed in 1980, this film sat on the shelf for several years. According to a 1983 Rolling Stone article, the studio was unable to come up with a marketing plan for such a quirky, unusual film. See more »

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Arlene Stewart: Oh Toby, there's a Space Ship coming, and it's gonna be like Noah and i am gonna be Noah.
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Referenced in The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) See more »

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Break It to Me Gently
Performed by Brenda Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
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Scrappy comedy with quirks; not bad, though undernourished...
3 August 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Supermarket cashier in a tiny town outside of Las Vegas believes a U.F.O. is coming soon to take on passengers, and that her role is to spread the word about an intergalactic Noah's Ark. Writer-director John Binder has a very nice feel for desert border towns littered with gas stations and fast food stops but, by taking on so much responsibility behind the camera, his movie comes up short (he obviously could've used some help). Playing this breathless, starry-eyed working gal, Cindy Williams is very appealing; despite some artificial affectations (probably picked up from television), Williams knows how to play for laughs yet also seem sincere about it. She also has a beautiful moment while riding in the car with drifter/boyfriend Fred Ward, excellent as usual. The last reel is squashed and incoherent, but until then this is a pleasantly eccentric outing with no mean agenda other than to provide some quirky fun. **1/2 from ****


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