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The Fourth Kind (2009)

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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

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Olatunde Osunsanmi

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Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olatunde Osunsanmi (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Abbey Tyler / Self
Will Patton ... Sheriff August
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Awolowa Odusami
Corey Johnson ... Tommy Fisher
Enzo Cilenti ... Scott Stracinsky
Elias Koteas ... Abel Campos
Eric Loren ... Deputy Ryan
Mia McKenna-Bruce ... Ashley Tyler
Raphaël Coleman ... Ronnie Tyler
Daphne Alexander ... Theresa
Alisha Seaton ... Cindy Stracinski
Tyne Rafaeli Tyne Rafaeli ... Sarah Fisher
Paul Stefanov Paul Stefanov ... Timothy Fisher (as Pavel Stefanov)
Kiera McMaster Kiera McMaster ... Joe Fisher
Sara Houghton Sara Houghton ... Jessica
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In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. Modern-day, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film. Written by Anonymous

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There are four kinds of alien encounters. The fourth kind is abduction. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The habitual soundtrack used for the ending credits of the movies is changed by diverse audio tracks where people call a "UFO reporting center" explaining their sightings. See more »

Goofs

In the film, there is a sheriff and deputies who provide police service to Tyler's home. This is wrong, as Nome has a police department and there are no sheriffs in the state of Alaska. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Abbey Tyler: I'm actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. To better explain the events of this story, the director has included actual archived footage throughout the film. This footage was acquired from Nome psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who has personally documented over 65 hours of video and audio materials during the ...
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Crazy Credits

Over the closing credits; there are a series of radio interviews with eyewitness to close encounters of the first to fourth kind See more »

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X-Files meets Blair Witch
30 September 2011 | by kingderellaSee all my reviews

'The Fourth Kind' is basically 'X-Files' crossed with 'The Blair Witch Project'. An alien abduction mockumentary, following a psychologist who's using hypnotherapy to find out just what is going on in her home town, where people keep disappearing under mysterious circumstances.

I've read more than a couple of reviews that complained how the 'based on a real story'-shtick wasn't believable. Well, it's not, but I think those people are missing the point. "The Fourth Kind" is clearly pure fiction, and not meant to be taken as anything else. The mockumentary trappings are just meant to add some style to the story, and they succeed in that.

Now, the mockumentary angle is overly familiar, as is the story, which unfolds exactly as you would expect. If you're looking for originality and surprises, skip this one. But as a meat-and-potatoes horror movie, it's perfectly solid. There are some good scares, and some haunting moments. If a horror movie about alien abductions sounds like something that would entertain you, 'The fourth Kind' is likely to do the trick.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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Language:

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Release Date:

6 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,231,160, 8 November 2009

Gross USA:

$25,486,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,719,794
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2.35 : 1
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