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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 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 <>

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Fuego en el cielo  »

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$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 »


During the alien abduction scene as Travis is getting his clothes ripped off, a man wearing a shirt is seen on the left side of the screen, he's the one ripping off Travis' pants. See more »


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Performed by Johnny Winter
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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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