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UFOria (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | October 1985 (USA)
Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small... See full summary »

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John Binder

Writer:

John Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cindy Williams ... Arlene Stewart
Harry Dean Stanton ... Brother Bud Sanders
Fred Ward ... Sheldon Bart
Beverly Hope Atkinson Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Naomi
Harry Carey Jr. ... George Martin
Diane Adair ... Delores (as Diane Diefendorf)
Robert Gray Robert Gray ... Emile
Ted Harris Ted Harris ... Gregory
Darrell Larson ... Toby
Peggy McCay ... Celia Martin
Hank Worden ... Colonel
Alan Beckwith Alan Beckwith ... Brother Roy
Andrew Winner Andrew Winner ... Male Newscaster
Pamela Lamont Pamela Lamont ... Female Newscaster
Joe Unger ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small town. While he's helping Brother Bud, he falls in love with Arlene, a local supermarket clerk who believes in UFOs and is deeply religious and deeply lonely. When Arlene has a vision of a coming UFO, everyone deals with it in their own way. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A Down Home Comedy That's Out of This World! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Melvin Simon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Trivia

This film has never been released on DVD. See more »

Quotes

Arlene Stewart: Oh Toby, there's a Space Ship coming, and it's gonna be like Noah and i am gonna be Noah.
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Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Hearted Woman
Composed by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Performed by Fred Ward
Baron Music Publishing Co. & Willie Nelson Music Inc.
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Quirky and Cute
28 April 2003 | by vvanpoSee all my reviews

I have two sets of standards for big-budget vs. low-budget films. Big-budget films have to be epic and sprawling. They have awesome special effects and sets that have to be seen on the big screen.

By contrast, small films have to have interesting characters and witty writing. "UFOria" fits this category snugly.

Sheldon (Fred Ward), who fancies himself to be another Waylon Jennings, rides into town where he meets grocery cashier Arlene (Cindy Williams). In spite of each other, they fall in love. Even when Arlene proclaims herself a prophet to an alien landing. I loved watching them relate to each other and the quirky characters that inhabit the film. The desert setting seems conducive to their sort. Harry Dean Stanton is great again as the preacher more interested in profiting than prophecy.

I recommend this simple gem. Eight stars.


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