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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.


(as Michael A. de Gaetano)


(as Michael A. de Gaetano)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Plakias ...
Alan Grimes
Cynthia Cline ...
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 ...
Tom Harper ...
Ed Lynch ...
University Professor
Ida Agree ...
Luann McMann ...
Farm Couple
George Lafia ...
Farm Couple
Johnny Baker ...


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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Agree with Kenneth Eagle Spirit
19 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I kind of enjoyed the leisurely pace of the movie; it was sort of a nostalgic flashback to a time when movies moved slowly enough for me to absorb all elements in a scene, instead of flashing through at such a breakneck speed that much information is lost. It was a dopey movie with mostly inept acting and a dopey premise (the aliens' speeches at the end sounded like any given night on George Noory), but it wasn't totally a waste of time. The music was pleasant; the whole movie had a kind of amateurish charm to it. I wouldn't ever watch it again, but I don't regret the time I spent on it. I have sat through far worse. And it is a little time capsule of 1974.

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