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Official Denial (1993)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  20 November 1993 (USA)
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A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien... See full summary »

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Paul Corliss
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Lt. Col. Dan Lerner
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Annie Corliss
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General Spaulding
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Sam Fools Crow
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Michael Novado
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Jonathon Applegate
Regina Gaigalas ...
Dr. Melendez (as Gina Gaigalas)
Justin Monjo ...
Franklin Kolbe
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
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Sergeant Bridges
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Sergeant Gilleland
Chuck Perry ...
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A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien from a UFO shot down by the Air Force. Telepathically, the alien tells him it must be returned to its ship, where it will reveal a secret vital to the future of the planet. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Colonel Lerner: The Alien's gone. So's your man Corliss.
General Spaulding: You think Corliss took him?
Colonel Lerner: That's exactly what I think. I also think he had to have had help. He had a gun and a Transport Two Manifest.
General Spaulding: He could have stolen them.
Colonel Lerner: Or SOMEBODY could have given them to him. In which case, General, you and I are both prime suspects... and I know I didn't do it.
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Seen it before - but with better effects
20 September 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect very much from this, and I wasn't disappointed. First let me say the plot is generally strong - with good ideas and a strong (ish) finish. It's basically an X-files type story with a military cover-up going on relating to alien abductions....you know- quite a popular (unoriginal) story line that would usually mean a good film.

However here, a good story is hampered by actors that are ok for TV movies but serve to take away from the story by not being totally convincing, although in fairness Parker Stevenson does have several good sensitive moments. Also the production values are not that high, although there are plenty of on-location shoots, and the internals all look convincing.

The big fall down is the special effects which are of TV standard - it's hard to go along with the action when the aliens are so clearly children in suits and optical special effects are cheap editing tricks. For example when Stevenson meets one of his alien abductors, his performance means you believe he was abducted and his emotions are real - but you can't get over the fact that the alien is a small person in a rubber Halloween costume!

Overall what could have been a better film with a clever (if unoriginal) story is let down by TV acting and pretty poor special effects.


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