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The Aurora Encounter (1986)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  March 1986 (USA)
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A tiny alien lands in the small town Aurora in Texas in the times of the Wild West. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents ... See full summary »

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Carol Bagdasarian ...
Alain (as Carol Bagdarsarian)
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Irene
Will Mitchell ...
Ranger
Charles B. Pierce ...
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Mickey Hays ...
Aurora Spaceman
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Mindy Smith ...
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Carly McCullough ...
Ginger
Tracy Kuehnert ...
Becky
Paula Barrett ...
Secretary
Foster Litton ...
Bartender
Kaye Winters ...
Mrs. Mikeska
Lois Lane ...
1st Woman
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A tiny alien lands in the small town Aurora in Texas in the times of the Wild West. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather sceptic and afraid. Ms. Peabels, teacher and new owner of the local paper, smells a good story and brings the alien into the headlines. When the governor hears of the rumors he sends a ranger to take action. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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At the end of a century when man still dreamed of flying, the people of Aurora, Texas, had an encounter that was out of this world.


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Mickey Hays was a child who suffered from progeria, a disease that made him age rapidly. He got the part in this movie through the work of the Make A Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with terminal diseases. Mickey's wish was that he could star in a real Hollywood movie, so the MAWF arranged for him to have the part of the little alien in this feature. See more »

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A very Strange little movie...
23 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie is based on a supposed UFO crash that occurred in 1897 in Aurora, Texas (now debunked by most people who study the subject of UFO's) where it is claimed a UFO hit a windmill and the pilot was given a "Christian Burial" by the townsfolk of the Texas Community. (Such stories were common in 1897, where reporters just made stuff up rather than actually report the news, unlike what happens today cough:not really:Cough)

The plot, such as it is, is confused and non-linear. The acting is sub-par at best.

It starred Spanky McFarland of Little Rascals fame in one of his few adult roles (and proves why the guy's career ended at puberty). It also starred a young actor who got the role of the alien because of the Make A Wish foundation and his condition of premature aging.

The Special Effects are laughable. (You can tell the "Flying Saucer" was in fact a vehicle lifted on some kind of crane.)

How the guys at Mystery Science Theatre missed this one is beyond me. It was right up their alley.


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