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Area 51 (2015)

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Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

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Oren Peli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reid Warner ... Reid
Darrin Bragg ... Darrin
Ben Rovner ... Ben
Jelena Nik ... Jelena
Roy Abramsohn ... Jim Nelson
Frank Novak Frank Novak ... Frank Novak
Glenn Campbell ... Glenn Campbell
Connie West Connie West ... Little A'Le'Inn Waitress (as Conception West)
James Decker James Decker ... Kooky Rachel Local
Patrick Sullivan Patrick Sullivan ... Lazar's Insider Security
David Thornsberry David Thornsberry ... Employee
Jenna Thornsberry Jenna Thornsberry ... Area 51 Employee's Wife
Amelia Thornsberry Amelia Thornsberry ... Employee Daughter
Wray Featherstone Wray Featherstone ... Reid's Dad
Sandra Staggs Sandra Staggs ... Reid's Mom
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Storyline

Obsessed with breaking into the U.S. Air Force highly classified facility known only as Area 51, three young friends and zealous conspiracy theorists--Reid, Darrin and Ben--travel to Las Vegas. Equipped with state-of-the-art gear, they team up with Jelena, the daughter of the secret installation's former employee, and summon up the courage to sneak into the facility, intent on unearthing its otherworldly mysteries. There, in the bowels of the heavily guarded compound, terrifying truths and unfathomable knowledge await, and only the audacious UFO investigators' raw footage can prove their existence. However, can they make it back in one piece to share it with the world? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They're Here.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

51-es körzet See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,556, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$7,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,556
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The four main characters all use their actual first names, for example, Reid Warner plays as Reid in the movie and same goes for Jellena Nik as Jellena. See more »

Goofs

When the undercover agent approaches them claiming to be a tourist, there is a chest-level "GoPro" shot with all three men in the frame, and no fourth man to film it. See more »

Quotes

Town local interviewee: Area 51, man. It's the 51st state.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the ending credits. See more »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Reid's Rap
(uncredited)
Performed by Reid Warner
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Way underrated
15 March 2017 | by rbwisdomweilderSee all my reviews

Not sure why this movie has such a bad rating, it's not bad at all. There are moments when things become legitimately terrifying and it just keeps escalating! Maybe people have something against found footage but this was done very well. As fan of the horror genre, I can't recommend this enough, especially if aliens creep you out! All in all its a very well-done movie that deserves a way better rating. Definitely give it a watch if you're looking for a scary movie!


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