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Fire in the Sky (1993)

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

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This film recreates the strange events which happened on November 5, 1975 in the town Snowflake, Arizona. Travis Walton works as a logger in the White Mountains. When he and his colleagues drive home after work, they encounter a flying saucer. Travis gets out of the truck to learn more and is struck by a beam of light from the object. For the next five days, Travis disappears without a trace and his colleagues are accused of murder. When he reappears, first he didn't remember that he was gone, but in time, the terrible memories come back... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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For five days, a man was borrowed. The story that Travis Walton and five other witnesses told is so unbelievable, so unimaginable, that it has become the most famous case of UFO abduction ever recorded. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence | See all certifications »

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12 March 1993 (USA)  »

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Fuego en el cielo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,100,000 (USA)
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There were actually a total of seven men in the logging crew. The writers whittled it down to six for the movie, not wishing to confuse the audience with too many characters. All seven men have passed lie detector tests, some of them twice. See more »

Goofs

In the logging scene, one of the loggers is shown pulling the recoil rope to start his chainsaw. But the sound effect is of an engine being started with an electric starter, not a pull cord. In fact, all one-man gas chainsaws have recoil start. See more »

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[first lines]
Citizen: [truck just raced into parking lot] What the hell is that all about?
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Referenced in Taken (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sons and Daughters (Reprise)
by Art Neville, Malcolm Burn, Lorraine Neville, Arthel Neville and Ian Neville
Performed by the Neville Brothers
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Powerful stuff
24 July 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

FIRE IN THE SKY is a scary and involving sci-fi thriller about a missing logger and his coworkers' attempts to explain what happened. They claim a UFO abducted him. Law enforcer James Garner is just as convinced they injured or killed him and left him behind in the woods. Eventually the logger returns, naked as the day he was born and babbling about alien abductors. The next section of the film take us into the mind of the logger to recreate what he thinks happened to him. It ain't pretty, and at this point the film becomes far too intense for younger children. DB Sweeney plays the missing logger, and Peter Berg, Craig Sheffer, Robert Patrick and Henry Thomas are his terrified coworkers. Based on a popular book of the day that purported to be a true story. The movie, while clearly a thriller, nevertheless leaves things open to interpretation.


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