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Wavelength (1983)

Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Gray

Writer:

Mike Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carradine ... Bobby Sinclair
Cherie Currie ... Iris Longacre
Keenan Wynn ... Dan
Cal Bowman Cal Bowman ... Gen. Milton Ward
James Hess James Hess ... Col. James MacGruder
Terry Burns Terry Burns ... Capt. Hinsdale
Eric Morris ... Dr. Vernon Cottrell
Bob Mclean ... Dr. Benjamin Stern (as Bob McLean)
Eric Heath Eric Heath ... Dr. Sidey
Robert Glaudini ... Dr. Wolf
George Petrie ... Dr. Savianno (as George O. Petrie)
George Skaff George Skaff ... Gen. Hunt
Milt Kogan ... Chief Pathologist
Dov Young Dov Young ... Gamma
Josh Oreck ... Beta (as Joshua Oreck)
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Storyline

Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate the extraterrestrial castaways and help them make a rendezvous with a rescue ship sent from the alien home planet. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The Alien Terror is here on Earth! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Project Camelot whistleblower 'Henry Deacon' (pseudonym) has stated on record that a considerable portion of the film's storyline was based on actual events that he had personally witnessed or knew about. When Project Camelot co-founder Kerry Cassidy phoned director and scriptwriter Mike Gray to ask him about this, Gray replied that he every now and then he had received phone calls from people asking him "how come he knew all this had happened". Mike Gray told Kerry Cassidy that he had come up with the storyline when driving one day down the Pacific Coast Highway, on his own, with no influence or suggestion from anyone else. See more »

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Boom mic visible at 15:00. See more »

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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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All I Know for Sure
Performed by Robert Carradine
Written by Robert Carradine and Tony Berg
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Wavelength: More than meets the eye
28 October 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This early 80's lighthearted scifi is going to win no awards for, well anything but certainly does have its qualities.

Starring Robert "Revenge Of The Nerds" Carradine this early 80's scifi effort tells the story of a girl who begins to hear ominous noises coming from a supposedly abandoned military base. With her boyfriend in tow they go investigating and find more than they ever could have expected.

Though extremely dated the film is interesting enough to keep a viewers attention but has severe pacing issues and the ending is highly predictable and underwhelming.

I was just waiting for Carradine to deliver his trademark laugh and always find myself struggling to take him seriously despite him being a terrific actor.

Wavelength is a decent enough effort but hardly original.

The Good:

Robert Carradine

Well made

The Bad:

Very dated

Pacing issues

Weak finale

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Naked children make me very uncomfortable

If Carradine had played his Revenge Of The Nerds character this film would have been brilliant

In every single movie the governments reaction to aliens is exactly how I'd imagine they'd react in real life


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