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The Aurora Encounter (1986)

A tiny alien lands in the small town of Aurora, Texas in the wild west. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim McCullough Sr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Elam ... Charlie
Peter Brown ... Sheriff
Carol Bagdasarian Carol Bagdasarian ... Alain (as Carol Bagdarsarian)
Dottie West ... Irene
Will Mitchell Will Mitchell ... Ranger
Charles B. Pierce ... Preacher
Mickey Hays Mickey Hays ... Aurora Spaceman
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Governor (as Spanky McFarland)
Mindy Smith Mindy Smith ... Sue Beth
Carly McCullough Carly McCullough ... Ginger
Tracy Kuehnert Tracy Kuehnert ... Becky
Paula Barrett Paula Barrett ... Secretary
Foster Litton Foster Litton ... Bartender
Kaye Winters Kaye Winters ... Mrs. Mikeska
Lois Lane Lois Lane ... 1st Woman
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A tiny alien lands in the small town of Aurora, Texas in the wild west. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather sceptic and afraid. Ms. Peabels, teacher and new owner of the local paper, smells a good story, and brings the alien into the headlines. When the Governor hears of the rumors, he sends a Ranger to take action. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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At the end of a century when man still dreamed of flying, the people of Aurora, Texas, had an encounter that was out of this world.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Visita do Extraterrestre See more »

Filming Locations:

Aurora, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was George "Spanky" McFarland's last film appearance. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: I'll bet he's up there still, soaring!
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Connections

Referenced in 80's Dan: The McDLT (2011) See more »

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I enjoyed this movie then, I enjoyed it now
4 November 2003 | by madavis1955See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie - I would like to give some history on this movie - it was not, as some may believe, and exploitation of a sick child, rather it was the granting of a dying wish of a child, Mickey Hays, to be a movie star. For that reason alone, I applaud this movie, and as hokey as it is, I enjoyed the positive message of the little alien coming to Earth and interacting with the citizens (and animals) of Aurora, Texas. Even though it has a sad ending, it also had many laughs, and several positive messages.


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