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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

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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 »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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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 »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Completed in 1980, this film sat on the shelf for several years. According to a 1983 Rolling Stone article, the studio was unable to come up with a marketing plan for such a quirky, unusual film. 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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Featured in At the Movies: Hollywood's Hidden Stars (1990) See more »

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I Know an Ending
Performed by Emmylou Harris
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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A fun quirky comedy
4 May 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

It took the producers of "Uforia" five years before they could find a distributor willing to release it. My guess is that distributors couldn't think of an easy way to market a movie that is very unconventional and doesn't follow an easy-to-report formula. This is a character-based movie, not really one with a substantial plot, but don't let that discourage you from giving the movie a try. The characters are not only all likable, they all have various quirks that make them interesting to watch talking and interacting with each other. As a bonus, the movie has a great country and western soundtrack (and I normally dislike that music genre!) The only real flaw the movie has is the very ending, which seems out of place for a movie that otherwise focuses on characters. But despite that ending, this movie is a gem well worth your time.


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