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Wavelength (1983)

Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate ... See full summary »

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Bobby Sinclair
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Iris Longacre
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Cal Bowman ...
Gen. Milton Ward
James Hess ...
Col. James MacGruder
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Capt. Hinsdale
Eric Morris ...
Dr. Vernon Cottrell
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Dr. Benjamin Stern (as Bob McLean)
Eric Heath ...
Dr. Sidey
Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Wolf
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Dr. Savianno (as George O. Petrie)
George Skaff ...
Gen. Hunt
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Dov Young ...
Gamma
Josh Oreck ...
Beta (as Joshua Oreck)
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Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate the extraterrestrial castaways and help them make a rendezvous with a rescue ship sent from the alien home planet. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Two weeks ago they landed on Earth. Today beneath a major American city the experiments begin. See more »


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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Das Ende der Angst  »

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Project Camelot whistleblower 'Henry Deacon' (pseudonym) has stated on record that a considerable portion of the film's storyline was based on actual events that he had personally witnessed or knew about. When Project Camelot co-founder Kerry Cassidy phoned director and scriptwriter Mike Gray to ask him about this, Gray replied that he every now and then he had received phone calls from people asking him "how come he knew all this had happened". Mike Gray told Kerry Cassidy that he had come up with the storyline when driving one day down the Pacific Coast Highway, on his own, with no influence or suggestion from anyone else. See more »

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Boom mic visible at 15:00. See more »

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Overlooked, profoundly beautiful gem
28 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews



Those of us lucky enough to catch it on late-night HBO when it first came out were strangely touched by it (especially those of us not so jaded as to be put off by the low-budget production or b-movie feel).

The screen presence of Robert Carradine and Cherie Currie...the steady flow of understated and beautifully filmed scenes...the mesmerizing music of Tangerine Dream at their best.

This film is a synergy of several elements that came together to create a rare kind of sci-fi film magic. It has a meditative feel that is sadly absent from most films today, and while it may not have mega-buck mass appeal, it is well worth tuning into Wavelength.


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