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Showdown at Area 51 (2007)

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Two aliens who crash on Earth must find a buried weapon that will destroy the planet and their own society if not stopped.


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Cast overview:
Jake Townsend
Monica Gray
Charlie Weise
Jahidi White ...
Maj 12 OP 1
Lee Horsley ...
Alex Townsend
Ranger #1
Michelle Anselmo ...
TV Reporter
Natalie Matias ...
Jude's Wife
Olivia Clift ...
Little Girl
Lorraine Clarkson ...
Female Driver


When two aliens fighting against each other in their spacecrafts crash on Earth at Area 51, a military group goes to the location but they are killed. The former military Jake Townsend seeks news from his brother in the base where his brother serves, and stumbles with the alien Jude. He is wounded and explains that he needs to find a weapon before the other alien, Kronnan, activates it to destroy Earth. They team-up with Jake's former girlfriend Monica Gray to search the weapon while they are hunted down by Kronnan and a paramilitary team. But when Jake meets Kronnan, he tells that Jude is the one who intends to activate the destructive weapon. Who is telling the truth? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The battlefield is here

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 July 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alien vs. Alien  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The red convertible the heroes "borrow" is a 1967 Rambler Rebel SST, a fairly rare vehicle (only 1,686 were made that year). This fact and the film's fairly low budget probably explain why it survived to the end of the film, as this vehicle likely belonged to a private collector. See more »


At one point Jake Townsend states that they are in Missouri. The setting is consistent with this statement; however, the title of the movie claims a connection with Area 51 (in Nevada). See more »


Jake Townsend: [shoots a Jeep in its grill] Thank you, PlayStation.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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17 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was quite disappointing. I had higher hopes for this movie, although i'm not sure why. The movie started decently enough but soon became worse + worse until it was just hard to watch for how bad it was. The movie doesn't even take place in Area 51. The story (or lack there of) is incoherent and the acting is hardly any better. A few of the actors deliver alright but the dialogue + story just isn't there. Very little about the "plot" really makes sense in the film + it seems the writers were making it up as they go. The directing/camera work on the film is also quite shotty. O well, this is what i get for trusting the Sci-Fi channel.

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