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

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The wheels come off a great idea......
13 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'The Aurora Encounter" is based on a much publicized "airship" that supposedly crashed near Aurora Texas in 1897. This event was no doubt greatly embellished by the press, and eventually became so 'fictionalized" that any trace of believability vanished. Taking the standard U.F.O. plot and placing it back in the old west is a great idea, that unfortunately does not live up to it's potential. "The Aurora Encounter" is badly scattered, and that is it's main problem. Despite the presence of the wonderful Jack Elam, what you get is a part sci-fi, part western, part "Goonies" clone, that is too simplified for the sci-fi fan, too devoid of action for the western fan, and too boring for the "Disney" crowd. - MERK


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