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Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

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Justin Barber
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Hartigan ... Sophie
Luke Spencer Roberts ... Josh
Chelsea Lopez ... Ashley
Justin Matthews ... Mark
Clint Jordan ... Steve
Cyd Strittmatter ... Caroline
Roberto Medina ... Walt
Jeanine Jackson ... Melissa Foster
David Carrera ... Jack Foster
Matt Biedel ... Daniel Abrams
Serendipity Lilliana Serendipity Lilliana ... Young Sophie (as Serendipity Liliana)
Ana Dela Cruz ... Luisa Moreno
Jonathan Schmock ... Mr. Garland
Jay Pirouznia Jay Pirouznia ... Private Investigator
Kevin Boontjer ... Pilot
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Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed.

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Based on Shocking Untold True Events


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, peril and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on the "Phoenix Lights" of Phoenix, Arizona, an UFO's sighting witnessed by thousands on Thursday March, 13 1997 that it was filmed, turning in a global news in entire world. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) The bedspread early on changed from white with blue stripes to completely white. See more »

Quotes

Ashley: He shot the footage.
Phoenix Astronomical Society: [to Josh] Oh, you shot the footage? Oh, congratulations! Can you learn to focus?
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Connections

References Contact (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Show Me the Way
Written by Daniel Braunstein, Trevan McClure, Adam Elzarou, Olivia Tuck, Casey Bisetti, & Edward Wohl
Performed by Olivia May & Casey Bisetti
Courtesy of Dog Bone Productions
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Worth at least one viewing, if you're a fan of this type of movie.
30 August 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'PHOENIX FORGOTTEN': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A low-budget horror flick about three missing teenagers, that were trying to find the source of a 1997 UFO phenomenon called 'Phoenix Lights' (when they disappeared 20-years earlier). Newly discovered found footage shows the teens' final hours (before they vanished). The film was directed by debut feature filmmaker Justin Barber, and it was written by Barber and T.S. Nowlin. Nowlin also served as a co- producer on the movie, alongside the great Ridley Scott. The cast features Chelsea Lopez, Florence Hartigan, Justin Matthews and Luke Spencer Roberts. The film is your pretty standard 'found footage' low-budget thriller, nothing memorable but nothing too laughably bad either.

On March 13th, of 1997, multiple strange lights appeared in Phoenix, Arizona. They were witnessed by several shocked locals, and believed to be a UFO sighting by many. Three teens (Lopez, Matthews and Roberts) went investigating the phenomenon, and went missing. This film picks up 20-years later, on the anniversary of their disappearance, when one of the missing teenager's sister (Hartigan) decides to investigate her brother's disappearance.

The movie is definitely nothing original, or scary (in my opinion). It is decently acted and directed though, for the genre. It's based on a real event too, so at the very least the film is somewhat educational. I didn't find it boring, or overly cheesy either. I'd say it's worth at least one viewing, if you're a fan of this type of movie.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,816,499, 23 April 2017

Gross USA:

$3,600,146

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,697,729
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1.85 : 1
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