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Fire in the Sky (1993)

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Travis Walton
... Mike Rogers
... Allan Dallis
... David Whitlock
... Greg Hayes
... Bobby Cogdill
... Blake Davis
... Katie Rogers
... Frank Watters
... Dana Rogers
... Dan Walton
... Cyrus Gilson
Kenneth White ... Buck
... Ray Melendez
Bruce Wright ... Dennis Clay
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This film recreates the strange events which happened on November 5, 1975 in the town Snowflake, Arizona. Travis Walton works as a logger in the White Mountains. When he and his colleagues drive home after work, they encounter a flying saucer. Travis gets out of the truck to learn more and is struck by a beam of light from the object. For the next five days, Travis disappears without a trace and his colleagues are accused of murder. When he reappears, first he didn't remember that he was gone, but in time, the terrible memories come back... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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For five days, a man was borrowed. The story that Travis Walton and five other witnesses told is so unbelievable, so unimaginable, that it has become the most famous case of UFO abduction ever recorded. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence | See all certifications »

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12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuego en el cielo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,100,000
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Trivia

Robert Patrick and Peter Berg previously appeared together in Copland. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Henry Thomas's character is seen wearing a shirt with the cover of the "Grand Illusion" album by the group Styx on it. The events in this movie take place in the year 1975. Grand Illusion didn't get released until 1977. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Citizen: [truck just raced into parking lot] What the hell is that all about?
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Connections

Referenced in American Horror Story: Welcome to Briarcliff (2012) See more »

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A Message of Murder
by Franz Waxman
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Try this if you like UFO movies.
27 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Fire in the Sky" can be appreciated only if you are into UFO movies, and if you like scary alien abduction scenes. The film is based on the allegedly true story of Travis Walton's alien abduction. After seeing the film, and becoming extremely interested in the subject, I read the book by Travis. Reading it, I found out that the abduction scene was changed in the movie. Whether what happened in the book was real or not, the change in the film was good, because those ten minutes of abduction scene are, quite possibly, among the most frightening pieces of footage in film history! I couldn't go to sleep for a month after that. It was tough to deal with. I recommend it because I know that there are some of you out there who like UFOs, and like a good scare!


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