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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
The real life Travis Walton actually came up with his abduction story two weeks after the television release of The UFO Incident (1975), which depicts the case of Betty and Barney Hill. This led cognitive psychologist Susan Clancy to argue that this film influenced Walton to present his own alleged abduction story. See more »
During the alien abduction scene as Travis is getting his clothes ripped off, a man wearing a shirt is seen on the left side of the screen, he's the one ripping off Travis' pants. See more »
[truck just raced into parking lot]
What the hell is that all about?
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This movie has a good plot, a good cast and a good feel to it. It is obviously a low budget movie, but one done well. The story is about an alien abduction, but instead of focusing on the aliens and what they did, the focus is on the people involved and how do they react "under fire".
You can call it a "TV psychological thriller" more than a sci-fi. I expected something dumb, instead I found not a masterpiece, but a good movie, one that was worth the watch.
James Garner had a really weird role, but he is old, so he gets what they throw at him; Robert Patrick does a good role and, even if he did play in some silly movies in his time, I think he is a good actor, one that can surprise if properly cast.
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