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UFO: Target Earth (1974)

G | | Sci-Fi | September 1974 (USA)
An electronics expert searching for evidence of aliens picks up signals that he believes are from an alien spacecraft--and they are coming from a lake near town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Plakias ...
Alan Grimes
Cynthia Cline ...
Vivian
LaVerne Light ...
Dr. Mansfield
Tom Arcuragi ...
Dan Rivers
Phil Erickson ...
Dr. Whitham
Brooks Clift ...
Gen. David Gallagher
Martha Corrigan ...
Woman on Veranda
Kathleen Long ...
Planetarium Receptionist
Billy Crane ...
Alan
Tom Harper ...
Interviewer
Ed Lynch ...
University Professor
Ida Agree ...
Housewife
Luann McMann ...
Farm Couple
George Lafia ...
Farm Couple
Johnny Baker ...
Rancher
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An electronics expert searching for evidence of aliens picks up signals that he believes are from an alien spacecraft--and they are coming from a lake near town.

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$75,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

The boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen for over a minute when Alan Grimes and Vivian interview the old lady on her veranda. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »

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Between the Attic and the Moon
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Go Jump in a Lake
30 June 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Under the depths of a lake located near a small town, lies a strange alien spacecraft that is unknown to the town's residents. An electronics expert picks up signals emitted by the spacecraft and begins to investigate the source of these mysterious transmissions. The electronics expert hopes to recruit a group of scientists to aid him in investigating the signals, hoping to discover the secrets contained within the alien ship," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Young teaching fellow Nick Plakias (as Alan Grimes) has a startling change-of-life UFO experience. Extra sensory perceptive Cynthia Cline (as Vivian) unfortunately gets swept up in his investigation. "UFO Target Earth" plays like a stretched-out "Outer Limits" episode, with one-tenth of the old show's budget. But, in this case, there IS something wrong with your television set. Brooks Clift (as General Gallagher) appears in a brief, uninteresting role; he was Montgomery Clift's brother.

* UFO Target Earth (1974) Michael A. de Gaetano ~ Nick Plakias, Cynthia Cline, Brooks Clift


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