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Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with an UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the... See full summary »

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James L. Conway

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Ken Pettus (screenplay) (as Steven Thornley), Thomas C. Chapman (story) (as Tom Chapman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Collins ... Steve Bancroft
Robert Vaughn ... Gordon Cain
James Hampton ... Lew Price
Philip Abbott ... Frank Morrison
Joseph Campanella ... Frank Lafferty
Pamela Bellwood ... Sarah Michaels
Tom Hallick ... Phil Cameron
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Paul Bannister
William Schallert ... Professor Mills
Darren McGavin ... Harry Forbes
Cliff Osmond ... Sheriff Barlow
Andrew Bloch ... Neal Kelso
Stuart Pankin ... Sam Tate
Betty Ann Carr ... Flo Mattson
H.M. Wynant ... Flight Director
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Storyline

Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with an UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the crashed UFO -- inside hangar 18. Written by Kay Drangmeister <K.Drangmeister@insider.sub.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1981 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion Force See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Spring, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,000,000
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Sunn Classic Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In May 1989 the movie was used for an episode of the spoof movie-mocking TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

Goofs

The space shuttle orbiter, while in space, has the standard nose of the NASA's orbiters that went to space, but the landing footage shows a needle sticking out from the tip of the nose. This needle was present only on the Enterprise orbiter, which never went to space, revealing that the landing footage is NASA atmospheric test footage. See more »

Quotes

Steve Bancroft: George, could we have this tape, or a copy?
George Turner: This is a Department of Defense operation. You guys couldn't get outta here with a coffee cup.
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Alternate Versions

Aired on TV under the title _Invasion Force (1980)_, with a different ending. See more »

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Referenced in 51 (2011) See more »

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Pre-X-Files.....Maybe?
25 February 1999 | by mcfly-17See all my reviews

Ok, no, this isn't one of the greatest movies of all time by any means, but it does have some very interesting theories and suggestions, ala the "X-Files". If you were between 10-14 during the late 70's and early 80's, you'll remember the movies that dealt with such mysteries as Bigfoot, Noah's Ark, and (didn't this one just scare the be-jesus out of you!) Nostradomas, narrated by Orsen Welles. I think the movie is entertaining, even though it is "dated" by today's standards. I also don't think it's a strech to say this could have been the very birth of the X-Files as we now know it.


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