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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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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

Some movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "On October 25th, a large metallic object crashed in the Arizona desert. The government is concealing a UFO and the bodies of alien astronauts. Why won't they tell us?". See more »

Goofs

The interior of the spaceship is obviously bigger than its exterior would account for. See more »

Quotes

Steve Bancroft: Old buddy, the brakes are gone!
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Referenced in 51 (2011) See more »

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Great Sci-Fi and Government Corruption Thriller
19 December 2001 | by bwilliams-2See all my reviews

I loved this movie and have been trying to find it on video. Darren McGavin is one of my favorite actors and he is marvelous in this. It is a compelling science fiction thriller and has that government corruption/cover-up element, not unlike The X-Files....long before The X-Files. I found it also to be a very believable storyline. I highly recommend it.


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