Wavelength (1983)

PG  |   |  Biography, Sci-Fi  |  16 September 1983 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Sinclair
Iris Longacre
Cal Bowman ...
Gen. Milton Ward
James Hess ...
Col. James MacGruder
Capt. Hinsdale
Eric Morris ...
Dr. Vernon Cottrell
Dr. Benjamin Stern (as Bob McLean)
Eric Heath ...
Dr. Sidey
Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Wolf
George Petrie ...
Dr. Savianno (as George O. Petrie)
George Skaff ...
Gen. Hunt
Milt Kogan ...
Chief Pathologist
Dov Young ...
Josh Oreck ...
Beta (as Joshua Oreck)


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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The alien terror is here on Earth! Two weeks ago THEY landed on Earth. Today beneath a major American city the experiments begin.


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16 September 1983 (USA)  »

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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 »


Approximate 23:30 wen the Air Force Officer is explaining how the main characters entered the facility, Boom Mic is visible on the upper left corner of the scene. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Thoughtful plot, natural acting and a handful of superb effects....
28 February 2005 | by (Rockport, Texas) – See all my reviews

You can count on one hand the number of "aliens on earth" movies that are well made since the 1980's. "Wavelength", with a plot containing a few elements of several other sci-fi movies, pulls off an intriguing look into why we seem to have no knowledge of alien contact--only our ever increasing suspicions. The short length is perfect, as you care about the characters but don't have to wade through more-than-enough exposition to reach the thrilling denouement. However, if you go in expecting a big-bucks budget and effects you will not get your fill. Instead, enjoy the cast who carry off the narrative through good chemistry and solid, non-flashy acting. The director/screenwriter has given them a sci-fi film with plenty to work with, including an eye-popping finale. As other reviewers have previously noted, the Tangerine Dream filmscore is excellent, too. It is a shame that this little gem isn't available in a widescreen DVD format yet. Catch it some other way when you can.

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