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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 »

Director:

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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Production Co:

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

Shown on NBC-TV in 1983 (in the wake of the network's highly popular "V" miniseries) as "Invasion Force." This version featured an alternate ending. See more »

Goofs

In the first car chase, the agents' car sustains side damage from attempting to force the astronauts' pickup truck off the road. However, when the car turns onto the bridge it is seen to have gained severe damage to the front bumper and bonnet/hood. As it crashes through the side of the bridge its front is again undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Steve Bancroft: Are you all right?
Lew Price: I'm fine, but the seat covers are ruined!
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Connections

Referenced in Dead End (1985) See more »

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The Most Believable Saucer Film I have Seen
27 August 2005 | by loza-1See all my reviews

Consider some of the flying saucer films we have seen over the years. The occupants speak perfect English, often with American accents to boot.

In this film we never get to see the aliens; they have a kind of Satanic presence. Instead we have a control panel that displays photographs of military and civilian installations, weird hieroglyphics, and a synthesised voice that speaks an unknown language. Now that is much better than a couple of humanoids with detectable Boston accents who carry away chloroformed females to father the next generation when they get them home.

Robert Vaughn sheds his affable Man from UNCLE image and makes a vicious government agent.

This is the only UFO film that I have ever taken seriously.


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