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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.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

Travis Walton (book), Tracy Tormé (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
D.B. Sweeney ... Travis Walton
Robert Patrick ... Mike Rogers
Craig Sheffer ... Allan Dallis
Peter Berg ... David Whitlock
Henry Thomas ... Greg Hayes
Bradley Gregg ... Bobby Cogdill
Noble Willingham ... Blake Davis
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Katie Rogers
James Garner ... Frank Watters
Georgia Emelin ... Dana Rogers
Scott MacDonald ... Dan Walton
Wayne Grace ... Cyrus Gilson
Kenneth White Kenneth White ... Buck
Robert Covarrubias ... Ray Melendez
Bruce Wright ... Dennis Clay
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Storyline

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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Alien abduction. November 5, 1975. White Mountains, Northeastern Arizona. Based on the true story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuego en el cielo See more »

Filming Locations:

Idleyld Park, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,100,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to unconfirmed rumors, a remake is underway with the real account of Travis Walton. See more »

Goofs

When the aliens are about to start experimenting on Travis, the sheet they pull over his body moves up and down between shots. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Alien Abductions (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Blinded By Love
by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Johnny Winter
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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How come aliens never wear clothes?
6 October 1999 | by CAM-32See all my reviews

The best thing this movie has going for it is that it is very suspenseful. The acting is unexpectedly pretty good as well. T1000 from terminator was good and so was Andy McCarthy, or was that DB Sweeney? maybe it was John Cusack, or was it Judd Nelson? who gives a damn, they all look alike.

This movie raises a couple questions. These aliens are obviously advanced beyond us, at what point did they decide to stop wearing clothes? Seriously, what would you think if your veterinarian was operating on your dog in the buff? What about their spaceship, how come it can fly all the way to Earth, has an atmosphere suitable for most organisms, has different gravitational pulls in different areas, and can shoot that light beam thing yet looks like the inside of a cave? If the ship is that advanced, why wouldn't they try to make it look nicer? Its all dark with goo all over the place. What kind of advanced beings wouldn't even tile the floors?

Aside from that the puppeteering is pretty lame. The aliens move like muppets, their arms don't bend at the elbows and their eyes look in different directions. They're really cheap.


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