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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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Alan Beckwith ...
Brother Roy
Andrew Winner ...
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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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Crazy with the Heat
Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Courtesy of Mike Curb Productions Inc.
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Quirky and Cute
28 April 2003 | by (Renton, WA USA) – See all my reviews

I have two sets of standards for big-budget vs. low-budget films. Big-budget films have to be epic and sprawling. They have awesome special effects and sets that have to be seen on the big screen.

By contrast, small films have to have interesting characters and witty writing. "UFOria" fits this category snugly.

Sheldon (Fred Ward), who fancies himself to be another Waylon Jennings, rides into town where he meets grocery cashier Arlene (Cindy Williams). In spite of each other, they fall in love. Even when Arlene proclaims herself a prophet to an alien landing. I loved watching them relate to each other and the quirky characters that inhabit the film. The desert setting seems conducive to their sort. Harry Dean Stanton is great again as the preacher more interested in profiting than prophecy.

I recommend this simple gem. Eight stars.


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