A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.


Ryan Eslinger


Ryan Eslinger





Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Sharp ... Derek
Gillian Anderson ... Professor Hendricks
Ella Purnell ... Natalie
Benjamin Beatty Benjamin Beatty ... Lee (as Ben Beatty)
Cece Abbey ... Young Girl (as Cecelia Abbey)
David Strathairn ... Franklin Ahls
Ken Early Ken Early ... Dave Ellison
Brian Bowman ... Roland Junger
Rick Chambers ... KCIN5 Newscaster
Lu Parker ... KCIN5 Newscaster
Khrys Styles Khrys Styles ... Special Agent in Charge
Ted J. Weil Ted J. Weil ... Airport Detainee (as Ted Weil)
A.J. Ransom A.J. Ransom ... Derek (age 8) (as Aiden Ransom)
Katie Eichler Katie Eichler ... Sara
Sara Welch Sara Welch ... KLTV6 Newscaster


Derek Echevaro (Alex Sharp) a brilliant college student, haunted by a childhood UFO sighting, believes that mysterious sightings reported at multiple airports across the United States are UFO's. With the help of his girlfriend, Natalie (Ella Purnell), and his advanced mathematics professor, Dr. Hendricks (X-Files' Gillian Anderson), Derek races to unravel the mystery with FBI special agent Franklin Ahls (David Strathairn) on his heels. Written by ahmetkozan

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Sightings are never a coincidence. The cover-up ends here.

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Rated PG-13 for some drug material and language | See all certifications »

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The movie title, as shown at the beginning and end of the film (not on the movie poster), uses the same font and style as the title used for Gerry Anderson's TV series UFO (1970). See more »


As Derek approaches the coordinates where he expects the UFO to land, his GPS shows an address on the road he's on as Airport Road, but the notation at the top of the GPS screen reads "Airborne" Road. See more »


Professor Hendricks: I know you think that if we stare at that signal long enough, that something is going to click, but you can't force it. And I am certainly not the person who's going to help you crack it. I mean, math, science, physics? It's a young person's game. Riemann. Galois. Einstein.
Derek: Eugène Ehrhart was 60 when he got his PhD. The Ehrhart polynomial? Yitang Zhang was 57 when he proved that there were an infinite number of consecutive pairs of primes that were separated by less than 70 million.
Professor Hendricks: [reluctant] ...
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Interesting But Not for All.
12 April 2020 | by Impartial-CriticSee all my reviews

A mathematical sci-fi about an intelligent college student who reads about a UFO incident try to use his math skills to investigate and explain the sighting.

Simple as the plot sounds, the execution is quite complicated as it focusing mainly on the mathematical approach at the expense of the dramatic and the sci-fi approach. The idea is interesting yet the execution falls short relying only on the mathematical portion of the plot, I believe if UFO was written in a more equivalent way to balance both key elements of the script, the drama and the science behind the drama, it'd have had a more satisfying outcome.

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Release Date:

4 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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UFO See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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