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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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Awolowa Odusami
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Tommy Fisher
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Scott Stracinsky
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Ashley Tyler
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Ronnie Tyler
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Theresa
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Cindy Stracinski
Tyne Rafaeli ...
Sarah Fisher
Paul Stefanov ...
Timothy Fisher (as Pavel Stefanov)
Kiera McMaster ...
Joe Fisher
Sara Houghton ...
Jessica
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Storyline

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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Contactos de cuarto tipo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,231,160, 8 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,464,480, 1 January 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The end credits do not include the usual "The events and persons depicted in this film are fictitious..." or "The film is based on the real events..." section. See more »

Goofs

When Abbey Tyer describes being abducted, she says that she found fingernail marks on the floor which are clearly shown. However, when she is hypnotized during the re-enactment, she flies off the bed without touching the floor. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Mixxxer Show: Sára Sandeva (2017) See more »

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A different kind
16 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The genre of this movie attracted me first but the poor IMDb rating ruined my interest to see it. I heard somewhere that it's kinda horror but a different type. After watching this, I can also tell that it's really a different one. The movie based on the story of alien encounters where a psychologist discovered some disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. Once you start seeing this movie, the story will keep your attention throughout the end. But at the end, it's depend on the viewer whether believing the story as true or fake, but this movie can make someone confused over the true existence of the story in practical life. Not bad as the rating shows so.


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