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The Arrival -- Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life but the aliens are keeping a deadly secret and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.
The Arrival -- Zane, an astronomer discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

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31 May 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The greatest danger facing our world has been the planet's best kept secret...until now. See more »
Plot:
Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charlie Sheen ... Zane Zaminsky

Lindsay Crouse ... Ilana Green

Richard Schiff ... Calvin
Shane ... JPL Guard #1

Ron Silver ... Phil Gordian / Mexican Guard

Teri Polo ... Char
Phyllis Applegate ... Mrs. Roosevelt
Alan Coates ... Terraformer

Leon Rippy ... DOD #1

Buddy Joe Hooker ... DOD #2

Javier Morga ... Co-worker
Tony T. Johnson ... Kiki
Catalina Botello ... N.C.A.R. Woman
Georg Lillitsch ... Computer Tech

David Villalpando ... Cabbie
María Luisa Coronel ... Maid (as Maria Luisa Coronel)
Ellen Bradley ... Screaming Woman
José García ... Planecorp Guard (as Jose Garcia)
Jorge Becerril ... Planecorp Guard
Luisa Huertas ... Security Woman
Jorge Zepeda ... Detective
Roger Cudney ... JPL Official
Mónica Dionne ... Reporter #1 (as Monica Dionne)
Alejandro Usigli ... Reporter #2

Jacqueline Voltaire ... Reporter #3
Dave Galasso ... JPL Guard #2
Ree Johnson ... Maintenance Man
Ángel de la Peña ... Skeleton Man
Andrea Sisniega ... Weather Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Darin Cooper ... (uncredited)

David Sherrill ... Lance (uncredited)
Ken Twohy ... U.C.L.A. Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Twohy 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Twohy (written by)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Lorenzo O'Brien .... associate producer
Thomas G. Smith .... producer
Jim Steele .... producer (as James Steele)
David Tripet .... associate producer
Cyrus Yavneh .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Kempel 
 
Cinematography by
Hiro Narita 
 
Film Editing by
Martin Hunter 
 
Casting by
Steve Brooksbank  (as Steven Brooksbank)
Mary Jo Slater 
 
Production Design by
Michael Novotny 
 
Art Direction by
Héctor Romero 
Anthony Stabley 
 
Set Decoration by
Enrique Estévez Hermelindo 
Melo Hinojosa 
 
Costume Design by
Mayes C. Rubeo 
 
Makeup Department
David LeRoy Anderson .... makeup artist: Mr. Sheen
Felicity Bowring .... makeup artist: Ms. Polo
Marsha Lewis .... key hair stylist
Todd Masters .... special makeup effects creator
Todd Masters .... special makeup effects designer
Greg T. Moon .... assistant makeup artist: Altademo/Bishop unit
Maxine Morris .... assistant hair stylist: Altademo/Bishop unit
Regina Reyes .... assistant hair stylist
Gabriel Solana .... key makeup artist
Kim Urgel .... hair stylist: Mr. Sheen
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Timothy Huizing .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Shelton .... makeup effects crew (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Gerardo Barrera .... unit production manager
Bob Johnston .... unit production manager
Carlos Taibo .... unit production manager: second unit Mexico (as Carlos Taibo Mahoyo)
Yalda Tehranian .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
A. Hugo Gutierrez Cuellar .... second assistant director (as Hugo Gutierrez)
Frederic Henocque .... second assistant director (as Frederic Henoroue)
Isidore Mankofsky .... second unit director
Jose Martinez Jr. .... second assistant director: Altademo/Bishop
John Nelson .... assistant director: US second unit
René Villarreal .... first assistant director
Evan Yavne .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pedro Alaniz .... on-set painter
Luis Amezquita .... draftsman
Carlos Benassini .... draftsman
Michael A. Casey .... lead person: Altademo/Bishop (as Michael Casey)
Gilberto Cortes .... property master
Randolph W. Day .... swing gang: Altademo/Bishop
Amy Durose .... on-set dresser (as Amy DuRose)
Brendan C. Fenton .... swing gang: Altademo/Bishop (as Brendan Fenton)
Eduardo Garcia .... assistant art department coordinator
Francisco García .... draftsman
Campos Memo Granados .... assistant property master
Carlos Gutiérrez .... set dresser
Fernando Lau .... construction coordinator: Altademo/Bishop
Patrice Laure .... set dresser
Lawrence Lawson .... construction foreman: Altademo/Bishop
Francisco López .... lead man
P.K. MacCarthy .... storyboard artist
Jeannine McAdams .... assistant props: Altademo/Bishop
Marco Niro .... art department coordinator
Daniel Novotny .... draftsman
Manuel Ordaz López .... swing gang (as Manuel Ordaz)
Armando Patino .... art department interpreter
Moises Pineda .... production buyer
Roberto Reyna .... construction medic (as Roberto Reyha)
Jaime Rivas Ruiz .... set designer
Steven Schalk .... property master (as Steve Schalk)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... model maker
Frederico Tellez .... swing gang
Teresa Visinare .... set decorator: Altademo/Bishop
Eric Lloyd Brown .... concept artist (uncredited)
Martin Chalifoux .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Spencer Graham Davis .... model builder (uncredited)
Frank L. Godel .... props (uncredited)
Michael Powels .... carpenter (uncredited)
Matsune Suzuki .... omnitech designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Jessica Bellfort .... assistant sound editor
Fernando Cámara .... sound mixer
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
David Farmer .... sound designer
Andre Fenley .... assistant sound editor
Javier M. Hernández .... boom operator: Altademo/Bishop (as Javier Hernández)
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Hymns .... adr editor
Diane Linn .... adr recordist
Pedro Mejía .... boom operator (as Pedro Mejía García)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist
Jonathan Null .... supervising assistant sound editor
Santiago Núñez .... cable person (as Santiago Núñez Rojo)
Gary Rizzo .... machine room operator
Claire Sanfilippo .... assistant sound editor
Michael Silvers .... adr editor
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Dianna Stirpe .... dialogue editor
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (as Tammy Treadwell)
Ethan Van der Ryn .... sound effects editor
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Hugh Waddell .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Timbs .... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Aguilar .... assistant sculptor
Robert Calvert .... special effects technician
Elpidio Cano .... sculptor
Sandy Collora .... additional alien design
Daniel Cordero .... special effects supervisor
Laurencio Cordero .... special effects coordinator
Manuel Cordero .... special effects technician
John Crawford .... mechanical effects designer: David B. Sharp Productions
Robin L. D'Arcy .... special effects
Charles L. Finance .... special effects
Carmen Gonzáles .... special effects technician
Carmen Gonzáles .... special effects: Altademo/Bishop unit
Pedro González .... special effects technician
Antonio Gómez Capetillo .... sculptor
Jesús A. Gómez .... sculptor
Mark Hannah .... production manager: David B. Sharp Productions
Greg Johnson .... prosthetic makeup: Todd Masters Company
Paul Kocar .... special effects: Altademo/Bishop unit
Rick Lalonde .... prosthetic makeup: Todd Masters Company
J.C. Logan .... additional alien design
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects consultant (as Paul Lombardi)
Leonard MacDonald .... prosthetic makeup: Todd Masters Company (as Lenny MacDonald)
Juan José Martínez .... sculptor
Dave Matherly .... prosthetic makeup: Todd Masters Company (as David Matherly)
Marlene D. Moore .... production accountant: David B. Sharp Productions
Kristine Morgan .... production coordinator: Todd Masters Company
Jim Olson .... lead mechanical effects fabricator: David B. Sharp Productions
Rudy Perez Jr. .... special effects technician
Rudy Perez .... special effects supervisor
Mark Rappaport .... animatronic aliens
Valentin Vassilev .... sculptor: David B. Sharp Productions
Thomas D. Bacho Jr. .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Thomas R. Dickens .... sculptor: miniatures, David Allen Studios (uncredited)
Russ Herpich .... special effects assistant: Creature Effects Inc. (uncredited)
Lee Joyner .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Dana Klaren .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Vincent Niebla .... prosthetic sculptor: Todd Masters Company (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
James Alden .... grip: visual effects unit
Richard Alonso .... computer graphics
JoAnne M. Ando .... set dresser: visual effects unit
Tim Angelo .... best boy grip: visual effects unit
Daniel Arkin .... visual effects editor: Dream Quest
Beverly Bernacki .... optical: Available Light
Les Bernstien .... director of photography: Available Light
Roberto 'Tito' Blasini .... first assistant camera: visual effects unit
C. Mitchell Bryan .... lead modelmaker: David B. Sharp Productions
Jeff Burks .... visual effects supervisor: DQI
Rob Burton .... technical supervisor: DQI
Marc Canas .... digital transfer technician: Digital Magic
Charles A. Chiara .... vfx/post unit coordinator (as Charles Chiara)
Richard Chuang .... additional support: PDI
James Cook .... miniature set construction: 4-Ward Productions
Scott Coulter .... digital animator: Available Light
Jon Craig .... computer imaging: David B. Sharp Productions
Chanda Cummings .... assistant animator: PDI
Jean M. Cunningham .... lighting supervisor: PDI
Douglas A. Degrazzio .... video and computer graphics supervisor (as Doug Degrazzio)
Doug Delaney .... digital transfer technician: Digital Magic
David Doepp .... 3D paint artist: PDI
Konrad Dunton .... modeler: PDI
Konrad Dunton .... sculptor: PDI
J. Christopher Elizondo .... best boy electric: visual effects unit (as Chris Elizondo)
Terry Emmons .... animator: PDI
Rick Fichter .... visual effects consultant
Charles L. Finance .... visual effects producer
Karl Formander .... animator: Available Light
Jorge Fuentes .... miniature set construction: 4-Ward Productions
Mark Galvin .... executive producer: Dream Quest
Tom Gleason .... camera assistant: David B. Sharp Productions
Tom Gorey .... digital transfer supervisor: Digital Magic
Matthew Gratzner .... miniatures supervisor: Hunter/Gratzner Industries, Inc.
Dave Gregory .... optical effects supervision: Title House Inc.
Stacy Hagen .... unit production manager: visual effects unit
Brian Hanable .... senior digital compositor: Digital Magic
John Hanashiro .... film operations: PDI
Collin Hennen .... animator: PDI
Jongwoo Heo .... 3D animator
Kristi Higgins .... assistant animator: PDI
Martin Hilke .... digital assistant animation: Available Light
Rory Hinnen .... data manager: Dream Quest
Cindy Hodges .... lead model painter: David B. Sharp Productions
Sharon Holly .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Magic
Raman Hui .... animation director: PDI
Ian Hunter .... miniatures supervisor: Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc.
Cynthia Hyland .... digital animator: Available Light
David Jarrell .... gaffer: visual effects unit
Brian Jennings .... visual effects supervisor: Todd-AO
Katherine Kean .... effects producer: Available Light
Lawrence Kesteloot .... 3D paint software: PDI
Brenda Kincaid .... gaffer: 4-Ward Productions
Laurel Klick .... digital supervisor: Available Light
David Lauer .... CG animator: Dream Quest
Logan Leabo .... gaffer: David B. Sharp Productions
Brad Lewis .... executive producer: PDI (as Bradford Lewis)
Brad Lewis .... vice president: PDI (as Bradford Lewis)
Michael Lloyd .... digital matte paintings/composites
Rick Lopez .... scanning and recording engineer: DQI
Russ Lyster .... director of photography: David B. Sharp Productions (as Russell Lyster)
Robert Magnano .... second assistant camera: visual effects unit
Richard Malzahn .... director of photography: David B. Sharp Productions
Richard Malzahn .... visual effects supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
David Zen Mansley .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions (as David Mansley)
Dawn Martin .... camera assistant: 4-Ward Productions
John T. Martin .... dolly grip: visual effects unit (as Johnny T. Martin)
John T. Martin .... key grip: visual effects unit (as Johnny T. Martin)
Glenn McAdam .... miniature set construction: 4-Ward Productions
Alan McFarland .... miniature lighting effects: David B. Sharp Productions
Matthew Merkovich .... animation: Mars terraforming (as Matt Merkovich)
Laurance Messier .... modelmaker: 4-Ward Productions
Rodney Montague .... visual effects producer: Digital Magic
Steve R. Moore .... editor: Available Light
Fredrik Nilsson .... animator: PDI
Drew Olbrich .... r&d support: PDI
Duane Osterlind .... production assistant: visual effects unit
Marlo Pabon .... digital compositor: Dream Quest
Joe Palrang .... alien gun design: PDI
Joe Palrang .... lighting: PDI
Amy Pawlowski .... visual effects editor: 4-Ward Productions
Cecile Picard .... modeler: PDI
Peter Plevritis .... animator: PDI
Dave Rader .... animator: PDI
Brandon Ramos .... visual effects artist
Craig Ring .... additional support: PDI
Brian Ripley .... modelmaker: 4-Ward Productions
Lauren Ritchie .... effects producer: 4-Ward Productions
John 'JR' Robeck .... line producer: PDI
Mark Rollins .... production assistant: visual effects unit
Carl Rosendahl .... president: PDI
Richard Ruskuski .... miniature set construction: 4-Ward Productions
Karen Schneider .... character technical director: PDI
Bobi Scipo .... digital matte paintings/composites
Nick Seldon .... modelmaker: 4-Ward Productions
Tom Seymour .... special effects crew: key grip: David B. Sharp Productions
Apurva Shah .... animator: PDI
David B. Sharp .... visual effects supervisor: model unit director: David B. Sharp Productions
Mark A. Shelton .... director of photography: 4-Ward Productions (as Mark Shelton)
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects
Dennis Skotak .... consulting director of photography: 4-Ward Productions
Robert Skotak .... visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions
Larry Stanton .... digital animator: Available Light
Mary Stockfisch .... production assistant: Available Light
Melissa Taylor .... visual effects producer: DQI (as Melissa Cira Taylor)
Rich Thorne .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Magic
Jim Towler .... miniature set supervisor: 4-Ward Productions
Michael J. Travers .... digital artist: DQI
John T. Van Vliet .... visual effects supervisor: Available Light
Dick Walsh .... character motion: PDI
Dick Walsh .... muscular system: PDI
Paul Wang .... efx/technical supervisor: PDI
Dan Wexler .... r&d support: PDI
Bob White .... visual effects compositor: Digital Magic
Patty Wooton .... head of production: PDI
Patty Wooton .... vice president: PDI
Gary Young .... model builder
David Allen .... visual effects (uncredited)
Andy Atkins .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Travis Baumann .... digital artist (uncredited)
Eric Lloyd Brown .... model maker (uncredited)
Shannon Blake Gans .... visual effects executive producer: Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc. (uncredited)
Mike Goslin .... digital systems engineer (uncredited)
Bernardo Jasso .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Kent Johnson .... miniature effects technician (uncredited)
Douglas Miller .... visual effects cinematographer: Vision Crew Unlimited (uncredited)
Karl Nettmann .... miniature lighting effects: David B. Sharp Productions (uncredited)
Eric Pascarelli .... motion control camera (uncredited)
Stephen Sobisky .... 3D modeling producer (uncredited)
Paul Taglianetti .... motion control coordinator: VIFX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Braun .... co-stunt coordinator
Eddie Braun .... stunt double: Mr. Sheen
Alisa Christensen .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Jensen .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Rita Morena .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Anderson .... camera operator: Altademo/Bishop
Juan Ayala .... second assistant camera: Mexico second unit
Derek Bartole .... grip: Altademo/Bishop (as Derek Mark Bartole)
Leo Behar .... dolly grip: Altademo/Bishop
Roberto 'Tito' Blasini .... first assistant camera: Mexico second unit
Arthur R. Botham .... additional photographer: Altademo/Bishop (as Arthur Botham)
Enrique Cervera .... camera loader
Gustavo Covarrubias .... key grip
Jorge Covarrubias .... grip
Ricardo Covarrubias .... dolly grip
Críspulo de la Torre .... rigging best boy
Fernando Diaz .... video assist operator
Mark Duncan .... video technician
Bob Ellison .... grip: Altademo/Bishop
Manuel García .... rigging electrician
Tom Gleason .... assistant camera: David B. Sharp Productions
Tamara Goldsworthy .... camera loader: Altademo/Bishop
Jesus A. Gonzalez .... rigging electrician
Bill Grund .... grip: Altademo/Bishop
Heriberto Gutiérrez .... first assistant camera
Ricardo Hernandez B. .... second grip: Mexico second unit (as Ricardo Hernandez)
Steve Iriguchi .... key grip: Altademo/Bishop
David Jarrell .... gaffer: second unit, USA
Timothy James Kane .... assistant camera: second unit, USA
Jesus LaBastida .... grip
Enrique Lara .... electrician
Bert Lee .... grip: Altademo/Bishop
Isidore Mankofsky .... director of photography: second unit
Larry Markart .... video playback supervisor
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
John T. Martin .... key grip: second unit, USA
John Matthews .... rigging gaffer
Alexandre Naufel .... set lighting: USA
Eduardo Oviedo .... electrician
Ismael Parades .... rigging electrician (as Ismael Paredes)
Patricio Pereda .... grip
Larry Potoker .... video technician
Raman Rao .... gaffer: Altademo/Bishop
Santiago Munez Rojo .... cable technician
Guillermo Rosas .... camera operator
Juan Manuel Sanchez .... rigging electrician
Luis David Sansans .... camera loader: Mexico second unit (as Luis Sansans)
Rick Scott .... video technician
John M. Stephens .... aerial camera operator: Altademo/Bishop
Pat Swovelin .... first assistant camera: Altademo/Bishop
Carlos Sánchez .... electrician
Enrique Sánchez .... best boy
Humberto Sánchez .... grip
Forrest Thurman .... second assistant camera: Altademo/Bishop
Miguel Urbina .... Steadicam assistant: Mexico second unit
Juan J. Valencia .... electrician (as Juan Jose Valencia)
Checco Varese .... Steadicam operator: Mexico second unit (as Francesco 'Checco' Varese)
Leopoldo Vega Alvarado .... rigging electrician
J. Alfredo Villafanez .... grip
Michael Walden .... video assist: Altademo/Bishop
Shawn Whelan .... best boy grip: Altademo/Bishop
Fred White .... best boy electric: Altademo/Bishop
Scott Whitman .... aerial camera technician: Altademo/Bishop
Enrique del Rio .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Claudia Becker .... casting: Mexico
Mitch Carter .... adr voice casting
Jorge Guerrero .... extras casting
Rogelio Rojas .... casting: Mexico
Ray Schaaf .... extras casting: Altademo/Bishop
Laura Seidel .... casting: USA
Barbara Bartenes-Wulff .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jesus Drendain .... electronics dressing coordinator
Thomas Flynn .... costume assistant
Tom Houchins .... assistant costumer: Altademo/Bishop unit
David Jardon .... tailor
Jeannie Johnson .... assistant costume designer
Carlos 'Pollo' Munguia .... costume assistant (as Carlos Munguia)
Jaime Ortiz .... key costumer (as Jaime Ortiz Dominguez)
Wendy Range Rao .... costume supervisor (as Wendy Range)
 
Editorial Department
Elaine C. Andrianos .... first assistant editor
Arleen Beaty .... assistant editor
Sam Citron .... assistant editor
Linda DeMarco .... color timer
Harrison Gibbs .... assistant editor (as Robert Harrison Gibbs)
Carroll Timothy O'Meara .... assistant editor (as C. Timothy O'Meara)
Gary Simon .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Sharal Churchill .... music supervisor
Sharal Churchill .... soundtrack executive
Audrey DeRoche .... music coordinator
Joanie Diener .... additional music editor
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
Simon James .... orchestra contractor
Arthur Kempel .... conductor
William Kidd .... music coordinator
Christopher Page .... orchestrator
Bill Purse .... orchestrator
James Stemple .... orchestrator
Rick Winquest .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Joe Cosentino .... transportation captain: Altademo/Bishop
Javier Gunther .... transportation coordinator
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator: Altademo/Bishop
Carlos Ponce de León .... transportation captain (also as Carlos 'Pollito' Ponce) (as Carlos Ponce)
Mark Russell .... driver captain: second unit, USA
Don Tardino .... picture car coordinator
Brian Apt .... transportation office (uncredited)
Joseph Aroesti .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Alfonso Paredes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
C. Albrecht-Buehler .... legal services
Jeff Ballard .... publicist: Mr. Sheen
Rebecca Batt .... production coordinator: Altademo/Bishop
Karl Braun .... location manager
Laura Bustamante .... production secretary
Dea Cantu .... script supervisor
Flavio Castillero .... cashier
Cirina Catania .... unit publicist (as Ciriva Catania)
John L. Chaldu .... production coordinator: David B. Sharp Productions (as John Chaldu)
Jon Chance .... assistant to producer
Lisa David .... assistant: Mr. Sheen
Dixon Q. Dern .... legal services
Alejandro Duran .... production assistant
Kimberly Edwards .... post-production accountant (as Kimberly Edwards Shapiro)
Chip Fowler .... executive production coordinator
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor: Mexico second unit
Rosa María Gómez .... accountant (as Rosa Gomez Castillero)
Wade Hagen .... assistant accountant
Randy Hart .... assistant production coordinator: Altademo/Bishop
Elsa Hermoso .... assistant accountant
Guy Hiuni .... assistant: Mr. Steele
Tim Hughes .... set medic: Altademo/Bishop
John A. Johnston .... location manager: Altademo/Bishop (as John Johnston)
Ana LaBastida .... production assistant
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production controller (as Dianne Cheek Blasco)
Helen Meidel .... studio teacher
Adriana Mondragon .... production coordinator: Mexico second unit
Alexa Muñoz .... assistant location manager
Gena Oxford .... production assistant
Roberto Reyna .... construction medic (as Roberto Reyha)
M. Ross-Michaels .... accountant: Altademo/Bishop
John W. Rozas .... swing gang: Altademo/Bishop
Diego Sandoval .... location coordinator
Alejandro Solar Luna .... assistant to director: Mexico second unit (as Alex Solar Luna)
Leo Stefanos .... operations manager: Altademo/Bishop
Charles A. Tamburro .... pilot (as Chuck Tamburro)
John Tamburro .... pilot
Peter Tolle .... assistant accountant
Ernesto Trejo .... on-set doctor
Ken Twohy .... intern to director
Belinda Uriegas .... production coordinator
Jorge Valdés García .... stand-in: Charlie Sheen
Ron Wallace .... swing gang: Altademo/Bishop
Dee Whitehurst .... script supervisor: second unit, USA
Scott Wilson .... set medic: Altademo/Bishop
Francisco Leonardo Yáñez .... production assistant: second unit Mexico (as Francisco Yáñez)
Katie Zaslaw .... first assistant accountant: Altademo/Bishop
G. Pekas Lozano .... production office liaison (uncredited)
Angeles Morales .... location assistant (uncredited)
Carla Raygoza .... assistant to publicist (uncredited)
Jorge Valdés García .... hand double: Charlie Sheen (uncredited)
James Velasquez .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi violence and terror, and for brief language
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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A smart, well done Alien movie., 29 October 2003
Author: R_Ethier

I had the pleasure of watching this film in the theater and to be quite honest that is the way it should be seen. Its a well done movie about aliens visiting earth, overall the story is nothing original (but it does have more then a few tricks up its sleeve) and is your typical Alien invader movie.

Watching this on television years later its hard to appreciate just how well this film was shot. One scene in particular involving a large dish and someone almost falling off the side of it almost caused me to make a mess in my pants when first watching the film on the big screen.

When I saw it the theater was mostly empty (not good for the movie, but it probably allowed us to enjoy it some more) and it was its first run (did it have a second?). Its sad the film didn't do as well as it should have, at the time it was the best alien related movie in theaters (I seem to remember independence day being out at the same time).

My one gripe is a somewhat weak ending (especially considering the strength of the rest of the movie). Overall it is an entertaining and somewhat thought provoking film that you won't regret watching unless you don't like movies that emphasize suspense instead of action. And there is a LOT of suspense in this film. It doesn't skimp on action either but it saves it for the end of the movie where it belongs and makes some sense.

Some people may not like its message either but I didn't have a problem with it and it certainly didn't get overly preachy. People voice their opinions on screen just as someone would do in real life, and I don't have a problem with that. The real focus of the movie is aliens, not the environment. If you fixate on the environmental message in the movie then you probably have some issues or just don't get this type of movie. Global warming is more of a subplot that leads Mr Sheen in a certain direction and nothing more.

The special effects are fairly spartan but effective and nicely creepy when they are used.

Some of the characters are kind of annoying but are necessary, and don't detract from the film overall.

A worthwhile rental, especially if you have a large TV to watch it on.

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