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Hangar 18 (1980)

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

Writers:

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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It started with an accident in space . . . and led to the terrifying secret in . . . HANGAR 18 See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sunn Classic Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two late 1970s American sci-fi conspiracy movies. The other picture was Capricorn One (1977). See more »

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Reporting on the autopsy, Dr. Michaels states that humans have "an appendix, a tailbone, and a Harderian Gland". The Harderian Gland is only found in the ocular orbits of vertebrates that possess a nictitating membrane, which humans do not have. See more »

Quotes

Steve Bancroft: Are you all right?
Lew Price: I'm fine, but the seat covers are ruined!
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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 Dead End (1985) See more »

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Film was made in my hometown
27 February 2006 | by rockhound2See all my reviews

This film was made in my hometown of Big Spring, Texas....my father is in the movie as an extra..he is one of the guys in the hanger around the ship ..look for the white dude with an afro...lol..I was going to get to be in the movie but they decided to scrap that scene for a night crash instead. If you visit the hanger on the old air base it still has the 18 on it. I love the movie. Its pretty good for being such a low budget film but its cool. The ship was sold to one of the rich people in town back then for his kid to have to have fun in. I always remember my parents telling me about Robert Vaughn, they told me that he thought he was this big time actor from Hollywood and he thought he was the coolest thing walking the earth. The other actors and a lot of the higher up towns people would have parties all get together...it was interesting.

Some parts of the film were done in Midland, Texas and Odessa, Texas...so when watching the film its like looking in my back yard.


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