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UFOria (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | October 1985 (USA)
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
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Naomi
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George Martin
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Delores (as Diane Diefendorf)
Robert Gray ...
Emile
Ted Harris ...
Gregory
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Toby
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Celia Martin
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Colonel
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Brother Roy
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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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Was filmed in 1980 but not released until 1985, after Fred Ward and Harry Dean Stanton went on to bigger careers. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: What's Wrong with Home Video (1988) See more »

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It's Happening to You
Performed by John Prine
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
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quirky characters
15 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Sheldon Bart (Fred Ward) is a con-man drifter. Cashier Arlene Stewart (Cindy Williams) looks the other way when he shoplifts grocery. He reconnects with his traveling preacher friend Bud Sanders (Harry Dean Stanton) and performs in a fake healing. The homeless Sheldon starts sleeping and living with Arlene. He dismisses her obsession with UFOs as craziness at first. She dreams of a spaceship landing and gains a following with fellow UFO enthusiasts. Sheldon and Bud use their preaching skills for their own gains.

This is built like an indie with a bunch of quirky characters. It's an odd little movie with some usual characters played by veteran actors. Cindy Williams never got to be a big movie star. She does these weird little comedies. This low budget story does meander a little. This has an unique appeal from filmmaker John Binder although his humor doesn't always hit its mark.


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