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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 Warner ... Reid
Darrin Bragg Darrin Bragg ... Darrin
Ben Rovner ... Ben
Jelena Nik ... Jelena
Roy Abramsohn ... Jim Nelson
Frank Novak Frank Novak ... Frank Novak
Glenn Campbell ... Glenn Campbell
Conception West Conception West ... Little A'Le'Inn Waitress
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 ... Reid's Mom
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Las Vegas TV reporter George Knapp has an uncredited appearance in the beginning of the film. Knapp became known nationally in the late 1980s by reporting the story of Bob Lazar, who claimed to have worked on extraterrestrial UFOs at the secretive Area 51, S4 section. 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 UFO Files: Area 51: Beyond Top Secret (2004) See more »

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Reid's Rap
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Performed by Reid Warner
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Decent for a found footage flick
16 May 2015 | by joelcberzasSee all my reviews

I did not expect much going into this movie. I was hoping for a little better than Alien Abduction. That being the case, I ended up pleasantly surprised! The first 70% of the movie could have been condensed into about 10 minutes of plot actually necessary to understand and enjoy the movie. However, it was worth sitting through to get to the last 30%. The suspense was surprisingly effective. I even found myself tensed up and gritting my teeth a few times. Special effects, although not plentiful, we effective as well. I agree with a previous reviewer that I felt dissatisfied with the end of the movie. I think that, maybe with a bigger budget and a well thought out ending, it could have been much better. A pure horror fan will likely not appreciate it. On the other hand, if you enjoy SciFi/horror/suspense combo flicks, then it's definitely worth a watch.


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