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

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"The Fourth Kind" is a reference to scientist J. Allen Hyneks famous categories involving the sightings of UFOs. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) also referred to this scale. See more »

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When Abbey Tyer describes being abducted, she says that she found fingernail marks on the floor which are clearly shown. However, when she is hypnotized during the re-enactment, she flies off the bed without touching the floor. See more »

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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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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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Interesting and thrilling
27 February 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This is a rather interesting movie, and it deals with a phenomena that we all are more or less familiar with - alien abductions. Now whether or not you believe in this is entirely up to you, but give this movie a chance, if nothing else then for its entertainment value.

"The Fouth Kind" is a unique mix of documentary and ordinary movie, and it worked out well, though sometimes it was a bit too much with the actual footage, it was disruptive in some odd way.

The story is quite interesting and compelling, and it grabs a hold of you and keeps you nailed down till the very end of the movie. The characters were believable and well portrayed.

There were some pretty nice effects in the movie as well.

Now, the thing about the movie is whether this is real or just a hoax. And even if it just is a hoax, the movie leaves you with unanswered questions and a sense of brooding mysticism.

I found the movie to be thoroughly entertainment and good for some discussion afterwards. So despite of your approach whether aliens and alien abductions are real or not, sit down and watch this movie. It is good.


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$25,486,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,719,794
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2.35 : 1
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