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Official Denial (1993)

A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien... See full summary »

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Bryce Zabel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Stevenson ... Paul Corliss
Dirk Benedict ... Lt. Col. Dan Lerner
Erin Gray ... Annie Corliss
Chad Everett ... General Spaulding
Michael Pate ... Wisdomkeeper
Christopher Pate Christopher Pate ... Sam Fools Crow
Natalie McCurry ... Janine
Robert Mammone ... Michael Novado
Peter Curtin Peter Curtin ... Jonathon Applegate
Regina Gaigalas ... Dr. Melendez (as Gina Gaigalas)
Justin Monjo Justin Monjo ... Franklin Kolbe
Michael Edward-Stevens Michael Edward-Stevens ... Savage
Don Halbert Don Halbert ... Sergeant Bridges
Christopher Mayer ... Sergeant Gilleland
Chuck Perry Chuck Perry ... Situation Room Controller
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Storyline

A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien from a UFO shot down by the Air Force. Telepathically, the alien tells him it must be returned to its ship, where it will reveal a secret vital to the future of the planet. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Visitors See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Bryce Zabel would later become co-creator of the 1996 TV series Dark Skies, also dealing with UFO conspiracy theories. The series bible and pitch documents reveals that part of the plans for later seasons was to take elements of Official Denial and work them into the series. Dark Skies though was canceled in 1997 before those plans could be enacted. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Lerner: The Alien's gone. So's your man Corliss.
General Spaulding: You think Corliss took him?
Colonel Lerner: That's exactly what I think. I also think he had to have had help. He had a gun and a Transport Two Manifest.
General Spaulding: He could have stolen them.
Colonel Lerner: Or SOMEBODY could have given them to him. In which case, General, you and I are both prime suspects... and I know I didn't do it.
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Sci-fi with a heart........
10 March 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Official Denial" easily overcomes it's budget constrained special effects with a fast moving, highly intelligent script. The film covers a lot of scientific speculation regarding U.F.O.s, alien cover ups, and alien abductions. Because interest is generated by what's being said, rather than what's being seen, the low grade visuals are not a problem at all. The entire production is very positive, and acted with enthusiasm not seen in many "blockbuster" movies. Overall a very entertaining and thought provoking film, that will reward multiple viewings. I highly recommend "Official Denial". The VHS is not easy to find, but well worth seeking out. - MERK


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