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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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(screenplay) (as Steven Thornley), (story) (as Tom Chapman) | 1 more credit »
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... Steve Bancroft
... Gordon Cain
... Lew Price
... Frank Morrison
... Frank Lafferty
... Sarah Michaels
... Phil Cameron
Steven Keats ... Paul Bannister
... Professor Mills
... Harry Forbes
... Sheriff Barlow
... Neal Kelso
... Sam Tate
... Flo Mattson
... Flight Director
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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 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 »


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13 March 1981 (Ireland)  »

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Invasion Force  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,000,000
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The film was part of a cycle of 1970s conspiracy movies. These included: Executive Action (1973), Klute (1971), Chinatown (1974), Cutter's Way (1981), Telefon (1977), Winter Kills (1979), The Conversation (1974), The Parallax View (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Domino Principle (1977), Good Guys Wear Black (1978), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Hangar 18 (1980), Capricorn One (1977), and All the President's Men (1976). Blow Out (1981) would follow in the early 1980s. See more »

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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 »

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Frank Morrison: Well, as long as Hangar 18 exists, the problem exists.
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Referenced in Dead End (1985) See more »

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One of the first "trust no one" flicks.
26 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is the first "government conspiracy" flicks I ever saw and frankly it spooked me at the time. The story about the accidental encounter with aliens and the consequent cover-up and framing of the astronauts was as eerie as any later X-Files show. Remember this movie came out in 1980, the only other movie with the concept of government cover-ups at the time was Capricorn One. I'm glad it was made in 1980, if it was done today it wouldn't have had the same punch.


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