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UFOria (1985)

PG  |   |  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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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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Good Hearted Woman
Composed by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Performed by Fred Ward
Baron Music Publishing Co. & Willie Nelson Music Inc.
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A little gem
24 September 2002 | by (Thousand Oaks) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this gem in years, which is my loss. I came to IMDB hoping to see that it was out on DVD. Alas, no. The characters are funny and quirky (not Hollywood phony-quirky) and the story unfolds organically. Having grown up in the 1960s, there were moments that made me laugh out loud in recognition.

Two in particular: Toby (Darrell Larson) a wide-eyed hippie-innocent and his wife are cuddling their newborn son. Toby asks her "Do you think JesusKrishnaBuddha is too heavy a name for him?" Later, when supermarket checker Cindy Williams asks him if he believes in flying saucers. He replies, with a beatific smile, "I believe in everything." It's a great companion line to the hippie in Louis Malle's "Atlantic City," who is cautioned to buckle her seatbelt on the airplane and replies sincerely, "Oh, I don't believe in gravity."


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