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Communion (1989)

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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a ... See full summary »

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Anne Strieber
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Dr. Janet Duffy
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Alex
Terri Hanauer ...
Sarah
Joel Carlson ...
Andrew Strieber
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Mrs. Greenberg
Aileen Fitzpatrick ...
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R.J. Miller ...
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Praying Mantis Girl
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Woman from Apartment
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Second Grade Girl (as Juliet Sorcey)
Tifni Twitchell ...
Teacher
Joshua Miller ...
Tall Boy (as Joshua John Miller)
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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a horrible dilema; was I abducted or am I going mad? He sees a psychiatrist who tries to use hypnotic regression to discover the truth. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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The true story of one man's terrifying journey into the unknown. See more »


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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Besucher  »

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$1,919,653 (USA)
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Whitley Strieber's Alien Contact books are usually cataloged as "Psychical Research" or "Paranormal". However, the cassette audio-book of Communion, read by 'Roddy McDowell' and produced by a Hertfordshire company called "Redback", simply has the word "FICTION" on the back of the inlay. This could have been a compromise to preserve the credibility of a start-up company and increase publicity for Strieber at the same time. See more »

Goofs

As Whitley opens the closet to find the teddy bear he opens the right closet door. When filmed from the inside, both doors are open and he then proceeds to close the left door. See more »

Quotes

Whitley Strieber: Then there's the other thing. The rectal thing.
Dr. Friedman: Well it happens, you know? Even to men.
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PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
Written by Irving Berlin
(c) Irving Berling Music Corporation
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Intelligently handled film about a usually less-than-intelligently handled subject
3 March 1999 | by (St. Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

First off, let me say that I'm a tad biased, as I have never failed to enjoy Christopher Walken's film roles. His characters are always quirky but always Walken...in much the same way every character Cary Grant or John Wayne played was always Cary Grant or John Wayne. He has a personality that is difficult to hide behind another persona, but which always adds a little something to it.

This is a suitably creepy film, but is very realistically and believably handled, given the fantastic story matter. The visitors in this movie aren't quite the sadistic neo-vivisectionists of Fire in the Sky, but they are still unsettling. The blue men almost remind one of something out of Star Wars, but the presence of the willowy aliens keep that impression well in the background.

Walken carries the film, especially in his sojourns aboard the aliens' craft. One is never quite sure what is really happening...oft times it is like something out of an early David Lynch movie...lying on the borderline between funny and nightmarish.

The film does make you think about all angles of the situation, especially when you consider the point of views and personalities of the people at the abduction support group that Walken's character goes to, and his reaction to it.

The special effects are excellent...not gaudy, but quite realistic (for lack of a better term).

I've seen the real Whitley Strieber on television and read a few of his novels. Walken is definitely not Strieber, but I think he is the only actor who could've made this movie work.


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