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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

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Abbey Tyler / Herself
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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Storyline

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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Based on the actual case studies. See more »


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

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USA | UK

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

6 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contactos de cuarto tipo See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,231,160, 8 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,464,480, 1 January 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from August to October 2000. 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 »

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[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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Wow! Creepy!
13 November 2009 | by smfins13See all my reviews

I couldn't wait to see this movie after seeing the previews, and I wasn't let down. Both my wife and I actually talked about this movie for hours after-wards and that hasn't happened for a long time! I have since read people talking about how "fake" it is, and maybe so, but it still works either way! I prefer to believe it's real, and that makes it that much creepier! Isn't that what horror/Thriller movies are for? I really loved this movie, and i have to say that it's the best "scary" movie I've seen since the Exorcist!!I am going to do some research to see if I can actually find any information on these events. if I can't, that's fine because the movie did it's job!


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