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The Aurora Encounter (1986)

PG  |   |  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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Sheriff
Carol Bagdasarian ...
Alain (as Carol Bagdarsarian)
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Irene
Will Mitchell ...
Ranger
Charles B. Pierce ...
Preacher
Mickey Hays ...
Aurora Spaceman
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Governor (as Spanky McFarland)
Mindy Smith ...
Sue Beth Mikeska
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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Alien: I synantisi  »

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This was George 'Spanky' McFarland's last film appearance. See more »

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Entertaining "Fortean" film
10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apart from the sad facts about the star, and about Dottie West not too much later, I only know two things about this film. First, it's the only movie I know of that's connected with the 1897 "Airship" (a subject I'm very attached to), which was (strangely enough) a wave of U.F.O. stories from much of the country in 1896-97. (Although most U.F.O. and / or Airship believers don't believe the Aurora, TX. story.) The other is this - a rural comedy, or comedy-drama, or fantasy story, cannot possibly be all bad if it has Jack Elam! And the other actors (including Dottie West, not a professional actress) did very well too. I'm sure this has been labeled a low budget answer to a Disney movie, or E.T., as one person put it, but there's nothing wrong with that.


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