Zane (Charlie Sheen), a young, mild-mannered astronomer discovers an extraterrestrial radio signal. After being fired from his organization for reporting this to his superior, he takes a chance on discovering the truth: that his workplace is not quite what it seems to be and a sinister conspiracy is at work. The aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will stop at nothing to prevent Zane from learning it.Written by
This movie and Independence Day about aliens from other world, both come out in theaters in 1996. Twenty years later, Independence Day: resurgence and "Arrival" were released. See more »
When Zane hears that his former boss has been spreading lies about him and goes to NASA, the checkpoint guard sets a clipboard on the roof of his car. When he's refused entry, Zane angrily throws the car into reverse, and in the next shot, the clipboard is gone. See more »
Intriguing sci-fi thriller stars Sheen as a brilliant but paranoid astronomer whose obsession with his quest to discover intelligent life puts him at odds with his neglected girlfriend. He discovers a strange signal from outer space, but is fired when he tries to make it public. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he stumbles upon the existence of aliens that have already invaded the Earth and are using a sophisticated technological scheme to try and take it over. Brainy thriller abandons guns, explosions, and car chases in favor of actual science and clever plotting. Starts off slow, but only gets more and more interesting as it goes along, with an effectively edgy performance from Sheen that's right on target. ***
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