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Roswell (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sci-Fi | Mystery  -  31 July 1994 (USA)
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Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange ... See full summary »



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mac Brazel
Sherman Carson
Frank Joyce
Vy Marcel
Lewis Rickett
Colonel Blanchard
Young Jesse Marcel, Jr.
Charles Hallahan ...
Older Pilot MacIntire
Deputy Joe Pritchard
James Forrestal
Sheriff Wilcox
Older Jesse Marcel, Jr.


Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found is nothing more than a downed weather balloon, Marcel maintains his military duty until the weight of the truth, however out of this world it may be, forces him to piece together what really occurred. Adapted from real-life events portrayed in the book _UFO Crash at Roswell_ by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt. Written by Rick Gregory <>

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The Pentagon Denied It Was A UFO. But One Man Knew Better Because He Was There.


Drama | Sci-Fi | Mystery


PG-13 | See all certifications »

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31 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up  »

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When Major Jesse Marcel is photographed with crash objects in the film he looks stunned and angry, in the actual photos released by the Air Force in 1947 he looks relaxed and is smiling. See more »


Mac Brazel: [Responding to a question from investigators about "little green men"] They ain't green.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »


Still There
Music and Lyrics by Jeremy Kagan
Arranged by Richard Martinez
Performed by Andrea Marcovicci
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"Christ, you think I'm some kind of fool just because I wear a cowboy hat? I know what I saw...I held it in my Godda*# hands!"
22 May 2006 | by (La Grange, IL) – See all my reviews

Kyle MacLachlan may be the star of this movie but Dwight Yoakam steals the show with his portrayal of Mac Brazel. If you're not familiar with the Roswell Incident (who isn't by now?) this movie will clue you in quickly and accurately without having to read your way through a stack of books on the subject. If you're already a believer, this movie will quickly become on of your favorites. It is a docu-drama. DOCU...DRAMA - of course some of the acting is melo-dramatic - it's a made-for-TV movie about the crash of an alien spaceship...hello.... That aside - the movie is true to its subject matter and the acting is not the horror show some have claimed. I went to film school (Columbia) and believe me, compared to what I've seen - this is A+++. They are also Hollyweird actors, not schlocks so how bad can it be? I won't restate the plot here but I wanted to refute the few 'this is horrible!' posts out there. It's not horrible and it's very informative. Unlike others, I also found it suspenseful. The suspense doesn't come directly from the action but from slowly uncovering what happened right along with Jesse himself.

See it - you won't regret it.

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