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The Fourth Kind (2009)

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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

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Abbey Tyler / Herself
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Timothy Fisher (as Pavel Stefanov)
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Joe Fisher
Sara Houghton ...
Jessica
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In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. Modern-day, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film. Written by Anonymous

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There are four kinds of alien encounters. The fourth kind is abduction. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Contactos de cuarto tipo  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£851,476 (UK) (8 November 2009)

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$25,464,480 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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"The Fourth Kind" is a reference to scientist J. Allen Hyneks famous categories involving the sightings of UFOs. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) also referred to this scale. See more »

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Early in the movie (approximately 9 minutes) Abbey is flying a plane over mountains and approaches a town that is labeled "Nome, Alaska." The town is surrounded by vast mountain ranges and lush greenery. Satellite images of Nome Alaska from Google Maps show no elevation or mountain ranges anywhere near the Nome. The Google Maps images also show a very large airport and runways to the north west of Nome which should be visible when Abbey is flying over what was labeled Nome. The airport/runways are not there in the movie. See more »

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Abbey Tyler: I'm actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. To better explain the events of this story, the director has included actual archived footage throughout the film. This footage was acquired from Nome psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who has personally documented over 65 hours of video and audio materials during the ...
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Over the closing credits; there are a series of radio interviews with eyewitness to close encounters of the first to fourth kind See more »

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Most original movie i've seen in a long time
18 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to see this with a friend last night due to the fact i've seen pretty much everything that's out at the minute. At first i was a bit hesitant about watching this but afterwards I definitely had a different perspective.

The use of "real" (i'm pretty sure i spotted a couple of goofs with that, most names of characters in the dramatised version being mentioned and later omitted) alongside the dramatisation was a great concept and definitely helped to highlight that this is based on (albeit unconfirmed and subject to opinion) true events.

Some of the scenes were definitely powerful enough to make you question the possibility of "The Fourth Kind" and the basic premise is extremely interesting.

Worth watching if you have some time to kill and fancy a bit of a philosophical debate with yourself.

P.S. it was hilarious watching some peoples' reactions during the "jump" moments. One girl in front of me must've left her seat by at least 4 inches. Genius :)


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