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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuego en el cielo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


$20,100,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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D.B. Sweeney, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg and Henry Thomas were all older than the ages of their characters. See more »


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 »


[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 »


Guest of Honor
by Lane Caudell and Roger Brown
Performed by Danea Mitchell
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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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