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Fire in the Sky (1993)

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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 in the White Mountains, clearing bush for the government. Driving home from work, his colleagues arrive back in town, claiming that Travis was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, Travis' disappearance is treated as murder. Travis reappears after five days, but in time, the terrible memories of his alien abduction come back... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Alien abduction. November 5, 1975. White Mountains, Northeastern Arizona. Based on the true story.


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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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$20,100,000 (USA)
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The real Travis later in life revealed that his penis and testicles were replaced with identical parts, but with enhancements to improve his chances at having babies on Earth with enhanced sex drive. See more »

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In the 1st restaurant scene in Snowflake, Bobby Cogdill is wearing a Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" T-Shirt. This is supposed to be 1975. The "Rumours" album wasn't released until early 1977. 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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Featured in Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Alien Abductions (2003) See more »

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Black Water
by Patrick Simmons
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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