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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

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

Goofs

In the initial escape scene in the truck, the passenger side mirror re-appears on the truck after being torn off by a tree. 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 Ghost Adventures: Stardust Ranch (2016) See more »

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Blinded By Love
by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Johnny Winter
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Terrifying Climax
12 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

A terrifying climax highlights this portrayal of the alleged 1975 alien abduction of logger Travis Walton. Walton and fellow loggers were driving one night when, the story goes, they spotted a mysterious spacecraft hovering over head. When Walton is beamed aboard and declared missing for several days, nobody believes his friends, providing an interesting angle on the story. This element of the film is particularly effective in building up suspense. Where is Walton and what did he experience? A cast that includes D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick and Henry Thomas (Elliot from E.T.) deliver quality performances. It doesn't have the look or feel of a blockbuster (it wasn't one), but this is a classic example of an overlooked gem.


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