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UFO (2018)

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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
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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 Rick Chambers ... KCIN5 Newscaster
Lu Parker 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 (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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

UFO See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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The movie began shooting in Cincinnati, OH in November 2016 according to social media posts by some of its cast, including "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson. See more »


Derek is looking at a news report on his notebook computer when the government agent states that the UAP was 88 feet in diameter. Derek then says, "He's using my maths. "Maths" is a term used in the UK and Australia. An American student at the University of Cincinnati would say "math"; not "maths". The actor who plays Derek (Alex Sharp) is from the UK and accidentally used the British term instead of what was in the script. See more »

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Enjoyable B-grade low budget film, but you may not like it if you hate math
4 September 2018 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

This was certainly no big budget Hollywood blockbuster, but a fairly decent and interesting film that held my attention.

It didn't have any action or thrills, but the rather original concept behind a UFO sighting was enough to keep me well interested.

This is novice director and writer Ryan Eslinger's fourth film installment, and he did a very good job.

The score was a little too obvious throughout the entire film, and pausing it in certain scenes would have created better tension for the viewer. The pacing and length were just right. The C & B grade cast performed fairly well, but I feel Alex Sharp should have not been cast as the lead. Perhaps someone more seasoned would have made this film more appealing. It was however a pleasant surprise to see Gillian Anderson a.k.a X-Files' Scully, and she of course nailed her role.

I can see many people slamming this film, especially if they hate math, and because it's not your typical Hollywood production. Had there been narrating, it would have made for a great documentary type film. This felt more like one of those "based on a true story" films. Nothing spectacular, but still interesting enough to watch and make you think.

Nevertheless, still enjoyable and refreshing to see something different, even if not Hollywood-ish. Would I recommend it? Yes. Would I see it again? Probably not.

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