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Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Mystery  |  12 March 1993 (USA)
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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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The real Travis Walton and Dana Walton make cameo appearances in the scene where the townspeople discuss what to do about Travis' disappearance. See more »

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In the logging scene, Mike Rogers is shown felling a tree, calling "TIMBER". As he pulls his chainsaw away from the tree, the bar is on the "notch" side of the tree (in the direction the tree is falling). That's where one makes the FIRST cuts to fell a tree. The final cut is the "release" cut, on the other side of the trunk. See more »

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A Message of Murder
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Is it True or Not ?

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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