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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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$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 »

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At one point, Henry Thomas's character is seen wearing a shirt with the cover of the "Grand Illusion" album by the group Styx on it. The events in this movie take place in the year 1975. Grand Illusion didn't get released until 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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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) 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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I really liked this film.The acting is above par (I am a huge fan of D.B. Sweeney and thought he was great in this)and it has a great scene aboard an alien craft, which I really would have liked to have seen more of. This is based on a true story of an alien abduction in Nov. 1975 of Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney), one of six loggers returning from a long day's work who happen upon an unidentified Object in the forests of Arizona.Travis is the only one who gets abducted. When Travis does not return with the other men they are suspected of murdering him.He does however turn up five days later with his alien story in tow.As far fetched as this may sound, when you watch this it's hard not to support the fact that Travis Walton was abducted by aliens.There are too many facts too support his claim.Although the film may have embellished it a bit.

I don't believe in U.F.O'S and after I watched this film I still don't but it made me second guess myself, Did it really happen or was this the best case of getting away with the perfect hoax ? Only the real Travis Walton Knows for sure.


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