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Roswell (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 31 July 1994
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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Vy Marcel
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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 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 <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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

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Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up  »

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The film's on-screen credits contain the disclaimer: "This story is based upon certain actual events and persons. However, some of the characters, incidents and names are fictionalized." See more »

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In 1947 New Mexico used a numbering system for it's license plates - the first number identified the car's county. Roswell is located in Chaves County which was number 3 in 1947 and changed to 4 in 1948, in this film all the vehicles display plates with a number 4, the wrong number for the time depicted. See more »

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Townsend: You see physicists now speculate that it's unlikely these things
[UFOs]
Townsend: fly vast distances from other solar systems, but that they come from a place that's much closer and farther away. You see there may not be just one universe. Did you know that mathematicians now theorize there could be multi-verses, other dimensions that coexist with our own and that these beings have the technology to somehow just slip in and out?
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Tampico Ride
Written by Jerry Mengo
Published by Crea Sound Ltd. (SACEM) / Sonoton (GEMA)
Mondiophone Music Library
Courtesy Promusic Inc.
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Fairly even handed, given the subject matter!!
8 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This Docu-Movie (apparently TV Release in USA) starts off all Doco style in the opening credits, which is great, not highly original, but sets the mood instantly. All key players are present. Marcel (both Jesse and Jess Jr), Ramey, Dubose and Brazel, and are played well.

If you want a retrospective of the Roswell incident played out in Hollywood style, this is the best yet. Not much artistic license taken, which when dealing with something based in fact, is much appreciated.

The crash site was what I really wanted to see portrayed, as this hasn't been recreated previously on film (well, that's even mildly believable) and (if also based on fact) proved to be, the SMOKING GUN. The size of the site is the "Think Tank" for this film.

Fans of Kyle Mclachlan will love this too. Maybe not as much as Blue Velvet, but that's another story...........


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