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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a... See more »

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Whitley Strieber
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Anne Strieber
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Dr. Janet Duffy
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Alex
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Sarah
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Andrew Strieber
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Fireman
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Mrs. Greenberg (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Aileen Fitzpatrick ...
Mother
R.J. Miller ...
Father
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Praying Mantis Girl
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Woman from Apartment
Juliet Sorci ...
Second Grade Girl (as Juliet Sorcey)
Tifni Twitchell ...
Teacher
Joshua Miller ...
Tall Boy (as Joshua John Miller)
Kate Stern ...
Woman on Bus
Johnny Dark ...
Lab Technician
Jonathan Fromdahl ...
Whitley (5 years)
Andrew Magarian ...
Man in Hallway
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Dr. Friedman
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Patrick
Maggie Egan ...
Nancy
Irene Cagen ...
Sally (as Irene Forrest)
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Laurie
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Bob
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Mora ...
Alien Abductee (uncredited)
Ingrid Vold ...
Magician's Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Philippe Mora

Written by

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Whitley Strieber ... (book)
 
Whitley Strieber ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Dan Allingham ... producer
Gary Barber ... executive producer
Philippe Mora ... producer
Paul Redshaw ... executive producer
Edward Simons ... co-producer (as Ed Simons)
Richard A. Strieber ... associate producer
Whitley Strieber ... producer

Music by

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Eric Clapton
Allan Zavod

Cinematography by

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Louis Irving

Film Editing by

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Lee Smith

Editorial Department

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Dale E. Grahn ... color timer
Sharon McGeeney ... negative cutter
Mike Milliken ... color timer
Brian Ralph ... negative cutter
Noelleen Westcombe ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Penny Perry

Production Design by

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Linda Pearl

Art Direction by

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Dena Roth

Set Decoration by

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Diana Allen Williams

Costume Design by

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Malissa Daniel

Makeup Department

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Michelle Bühler ... makeup artist
John De Herrera ... special makeup mechanical effects
Denise Dellavalle ... additional makeup artist
Michael Earnest ... special makeup mechanical effects
Steve Frakes ... special makeup mechanical effects
John Goodwin ... special makeup mechanical effects
Jeff Kennemore ... special makeup mechanical effects
Melinda Kennemore ... special makeup mechanical effects
Erin Lyons ... hair stylist
Karen Mason ... special makeup mechanical effects
Ann Masterson ... hair stylist: New York
Dixie McCracken ... special makeup mechanical effects
Melissa McCracken ... special makeup mechanical effects
Michael McCracken ... special makeup mechanical effects
Michael Shawn McCracken ... special makeup mechanical effects
Jim McPherson ... special makeup mechanical effects
Joe Podnar ... special makeup mechanical effects
Kris Rosenberger ... hair stylist
Ron Seraile ... special makeup mechanical effects
Pamela S. Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Dan Allingham ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sharon Mann ... first assistant director
Robert J. Metoyer ... second assistant director

Art Department

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David Cunningham ... carpenter
David Esparza ... scenic painter
David Goldstein ... lead painter
Charles M. Lagola ... property master: New York
Brian Markey ... construction coordinator
Helen Wilson ... seamstress
Bill Zullo ... property master

Sound Department

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Andrew Adams ... utility sound
Peter Burgess ... sound editor
Alan Douglas ... sound recording engineer
David Harrison ... re-recording mixer
Doron Kipen ... sound recording engineer
Hugh Little ... boom operator: New York
Guerric Angelo Marruzzi ... post production
Matthew McFadden ... boom operator
Bill Meredith ... sound mixer: New York
Richard Murphy ... boom operator: New York (as Rich Murphy)
Gavin Myers ... sound editor
Glenn Newnham ... sound editor
Ken Pawlak ... boom operator
Ron Purvis ... re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Ed White ... sound mixer
Robert Murray Jamieson ... sound designer (uncredited)

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Dave Gregory ... photographic effects supervisor
Hal Miles ... animatronics supervisor
Richard Ratliff ... special effects
A.J. Workman ... alien effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Savas Alatis ... camera loader: New York
Gary Dagg ... key grip
Michael Kelem ... aerial camera operator
Steven Kline ... additional focus puller / first assistant camera: New York
Bob Lee ... key grip: New York
Chuck Mason ... best boy electric
Mark Roemmich ... best boy grip
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
Russ St. John ... dolly grip
Jorgen Wedseltoft ... first assistant camera
Kevin Williams ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Donna B. Anderson ... casting assistant (as Donna Anderson)
M.L. Tanner ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Emmy Taylor ... costume supervisor
Jo Torngren ... costumer

Location Management

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Marty Capune ... additional location manager
Kristi Frankenheimer ... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Larry Stephens ... location manager: New York

Music Department

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Eric Clapton ... composer: main theme / performer: main theme
Alan Clarke ... composer: end theme
Allan Zavod ... composer: additional score
Eduardo Ponsdomenech ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Lee Sanders ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Stephanie Alexander ... additional unit publicist
Steev Beeson ... production accountant (as Steve Beeson)
Benita Brazier ... script supervisor
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Alan Clarke ... additional arrangement & performer: "End Theme"
Pam Cornfeld-Walker ... production coordinator (as Pam Cornfeld)
Jonathon Green ... production assistant
Karen Kelsall ... script supervisor: New York
Eduardo Ponsdomenech ... assistant: Christopher Walken
Amy Wells ... production associate

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a horrible dilema; was I abducted or am I going mad? He sees a psychiatrist who tries to use hypnotic regression to discover the truth. Written by Matthew Stanfield

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Taglines On December 26th, 1985, Whitley Strieber had a dream. Weeks later, he discovered his family had the same dream. Months later, he made the most shocking discovery of his life. Now, you will discover it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Die Besucher (Germany)
  • Estranhos Visitantes (Brazil)
  • Yhteys tuntemattomaan (Finland)
  • Idegenek áldozata (Hungary)
  • Egy nulladik típusú találkozás (Hungary)
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  • 107 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia While serving as executive producer, author Whitley Strieber, whose experiences serve as the basis of the film, expressed concerns about Christopher Walken's abilities in portraying him. When Strieber finally told Walken that he might be portraying him as a little too crazy, Walken replied, "If the shoe fits." See more »
Goofs As Whitley opens the closet to find the teddy bear he opens the right closet door. When filmed from the inside, both doors are open and he then proceeds to close the left door. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Encounters of the Fourth Kind (1989). See more »
Soundtracks PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ See more »
Quotes Whitley Strieber: [Doppleganger scene] I am you. And you are me. And we are here. I am the dreamer and you are the dream.
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