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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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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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When the logging crew is encountering the alien craft, the radio in their truck goes haywire. There's a shot of one of the crew trying to adjust the radio, depicting a Philco AM radio. The radio is appropriate to the vintage, but Philco radios were the "factory" radios for Ford vehicles, and the truck used in the story is a Dodge. See more »

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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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A Message of Murder
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Very scary, important metaphor
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Not much to say about this one, i really really liked it. The hour and a half prior to the money shot scene was worth the wait. I agree that this would be the best X-files episode ever if it were added to the series with Scully and Molder doing the investigating instead of the sheriff.

I didn't read all the comments but if mine proves useful at all, i have to say, the entire abduction scene was an accident. The writer and director were pressured by the studio to put it in. It's beyond me why they didn't want one at all. Tracy Thorne concocted the whole thing to have a message that went deeper than aliens. It goes a little something like "how would you feel if you were taken from your comfortable lifestyle with your own species and subjected to cruel experiments with no way of reasoning with your captors, being humiliated and borderline raped with no reason of why" sound a little like when you used a magnifying glass on a random ant? or like the experiments done to animals for research? if we cant co-exist with our planets own damn creatures than where's the logic in wondering about aliens? District 9 is a little less vague, but still a good example of human ignorance.

Best abduction movie to date! very scary, with a good message.


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