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Roswell (1994)

Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Kagan

Writers:

Kevin D. Randle (book), Donald R. Schmitt (book) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Jesse Marcel
Martin Sheen ... Townsend
Dwight Yoakam ... Mac Brazel
Xander Berkeley ... Sherman Carson
Bob Gunton ... Frank Joyce
Kim Greist ... Vy Marcel
Peter MacNicol ... Lewis Rickett
John M. Jackson ... Colonel Blanchard
Nick Searcy ... Mortician
J.D. Daniels ... Jesse Marcel, Jr. - Young
Charles Hallahan ... Pilot MacIntire - Older
Ray McKinnon ... Deputy Joe Pritchard
Eugene Roche ... James Forrestal
Charles Martin Smith ... Sheriff Wilcox
Doug Wert ... Jesse Marcel, Jr. - Older
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Storyline

Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found is nothing more than a downed weather balloon, Marcel maintains his military duty until the weight of the truth, however out of this world it may be, forces him to piece together what really occurred. Adapted from real-life events portrayed in the book _UFO Crash at Roswell_ by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Taglines:

The Pentagon Denied It Was A UFO. But One Man Knew Better Because He Was There.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although the story takes place in New Mexico, the movie was filmed entirely in Arizona. See more »

Goofs

In 1947 New Mexico used a numbering system for it's license plates - the first number identified the car's county. Roswell is located in Chaves County which was number 3 in 1947 and changed to 4 in 1948, in this film all the vehicles display plates with a number 4, the wrong number for the time depicted. See more »

Quotes

Mac Brazel: [Responding to a question from investigators about "little green men"] They ain't green.
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Referenced in Kendra: Lust in America (2009) See more »

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Fairly even handed, given the subject matter!!
8 November 2005 | by VHSVETSee all my reviews

This Docu-Movie (apparently TV Release in USA) starts off all Doco style in the opening credits, which is great, not highly original, but sets the mood instantly. All key players are present. Marcel (both Jesse and Jess Jr), Ramey, Dubose and Brazel, and are played well.

If you want a retrospective of the Roswell incident played out in Hollywood style, this is the best yet. Not much artistic license taken, which when dealing with something based in fact, is much appreciated.

The crash site was what I really wanted to see portrayed, as this hasn't been recreated previously on film (well, that's even mildly believable) and (if also based on fact) proved to be, the SMOKING GUN. The size of the site is the "Think Tank" for this film.

Fans of Kyle Mclachlan will love this too. Maybe not as much as Blue Velvet, but that's another story...........


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