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The Aurora Encounter (1986)

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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Charlie
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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
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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March 1986 (USA)  »

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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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Featured in I Am Not a Freak (1987) See more »

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Based upon a true story
29 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thirty years ago I read a historical account in UFO literature where a spacecraft crashed into a windmill in a small Texas town back in the late 19th century. The townsfolk found a dead little occupant in the wreckage and gave him a "decent Christian burial". This is the jist of the original story that inspired this film. Everything else in the movie has been added for dramatic effect. One other thing---the place where the alien was supposedly buried has this kind of weird colored fungus or lichen that grows on top of the ground that can't be killed. I saw a picture of the landowner kneeling by the spot. I guess no one ever thought to exhume the grave to find out the truth of the whole matter. And whatever happened to the spaceship wreckage? I thought the movie was very long, dry and boring, the only exception being the little alien scenes.


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