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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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... 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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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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Website DVD Talk states "the movie opens with a Space Shuttle mission, Hangar 18 (1980) ginally] premiering nearly a year before the first actual shuttle missions. (The film does include experimental free flight footage of the Enterprise, however; that craft never went into orbit.)". See more »

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Camera shadows can be seen on the car hoods during the chase scenes. In one instance, one can clearly see the camera operator's shadow. See more »

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Steve Bancroft: Old buddy, the brakes are gone!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (1995) See more »

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The Most Believable Saucer Film I have Seen
27 August 2005 | by See 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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