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The UFO Incident (1975)

In the early 1960s, a married couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.

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Richard A. Colla

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Hesper Anderson (teleplay), Jake Justiz (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Earl Jones ... Barney Hill
Estelle Parsons ... Betty Hill
Barnard Hughes ... Dr. Benjamin Simon
Dick O'Neill ... General James Davison
Beeson Carroll Beeson Carroll ... Lt. Colonel Jack MacRainey
Terrence O'Connor Terrence O'Connor ... Lisa MacRainey
Jeanne Joe Jeanne Joe ... Examiner
Lou Wagner ... The Leader
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Storyline

Through memory flashbacks accessed by hypnotic regression, depicts the alleged UFO abduction of Betty and Barney Hill on September 19, 1961 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Upon returning from a trip into Canada, Betty (a social services worker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire) and Barney (a postal employee in Boston) are plagued by crippling anxiety and nightmarish visions. Turning to Dr. Benjamin Simon for help in piecing together the happenings of that night, the Hills enter into therapy and independently relate a most unearthly tale. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Interrupted Journey See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Travis Walton came up with his abduction story two weeks after this film was aired. This led cognitive psychologist Susan Clancy to argue that this film influenced Walton to present his own alleged abduction story, which inspired Fire in the Sky (1993). See more »

Goofs

While under hypnosis, Barney recalls that he is storing a gun, a "32-caliber pistol" in the trunk of their car while traveling through Canada. Later, when we see him retrieve the gun, it is a revolver, not a pistol. See more »

Connections

Referenced in UFO's Are Real (1979) See more »

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Unparalled excellence for movies dealing with the subject of UFO abduction
2 March 2006 | by aerorrSee all my reviews

Had this movie storyline been fiction it would be among the best SiFi entertainments ever. But it depicts a REAL event! There are always the nay-sayers who try to debunk anything out of the ordinary. Yet the evidence of the Hill's experience is so well documented and compelling that it stands on its own merits.

The casting for this TV docudrama was first-rate throughout, and glimpses of the aliens and their procedures as reenacted during the hypnotic regression sequences is as frightening and spellbinding as it was back in 1975 when the movie first broadcast.For anyone wishing to pursue the event, this is amplified by hearing the actual voices of the Hills under hypnosis as recorded by Dr.Simon.

And adding to the validity of The UFO Incident as shown is the overwhelmingly convincing testimony of countless others who have reported similar experiences. Mike Palmiter, Williams, IN.


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