One night in New Mexico, in the late 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever.


Andrew Patterson


Andrew Patterson (teleplay by) (as James Montague), Craig W. Sanger (teleplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sierra McCormick ... Fay Crocker
Jake Horowitz ... Everett Sloan
Gail Cronauer ... Mabel Blanche
Bruce Davis ... Billy (voice)
Cheyenne Barton ... Bertsie
Mark Banik ... Gerald
Gregory Peyton Gregory Peyton ... Benny Wade
Adam Dietrich Adam Dietrich ... Rodkey Oliver
Mallorie Rodak ... Susan Oliver
Mollie Milligan ... Marjorie Seward
Ingrid Fease ... Gretchen Hankins
Brandon Stewart ... Sam
Kirk Griffith ... Lon Stemmons
Nika Sage McKenna Nika Sage McKenna ... Daisy Oliver (as Nika McKenna)
Brett Brock ... Fred Seward


One night in New Mexico, in the late 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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While Everett is walking Fay to her job at the telephone exchange, Fay begins recounting interesting articles she's read recently, all of which come from various editions of the magazine Mechanix Illustrated. The articles referenced, in order, are: "Electronic Highway of the Future" from January 1958, "A-Powered Trains in Glass Tubes" from December 1956, and "Your Telephone of Tomorrow" from September 1956. See more »


At the 25:50 time mark, during the "switchboard" scene when Fay says "We're having a lot of switchboard ISSUES tonight.", it is MUCH MORE likely that in the 1950's she would have said "We're having a lot of switchboard PROBLEMS tonight.". The word ISSUES didn't really become a replacement for PROBLEMS until about the mid-1980's with the advent of "politically correct" corporate-speak. See more »


Mabel Blanche: I think at the lowest level, they send people on errands, and play with people's minds. They sway people to do things, and think certain ways - so that we stay in conflict, focused on ourself - so that we're always .. cleaning house, or losing weight, or dressing up for other people. I think they get inside our heads and make us do destructive things, like drink and over eat. I've seen good people go bad, and smart people go mad.
Mabel Blanche: I think at the highest level they do things that cause nations to ...
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Midnight Hour
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A nice salute to all that came before.
30 May 2020 | by fchughesSee all my reviews

Be it War of the Worlds, Twilight Zone or The Day the Earth Stood Still, this science fiction romp through a small fictional New Mexico town pays homage to them all. A fun little romp that even tips it's cap to Close Encounters. For those that crave lots of action, look elsewhere; for those of you who like a story and will allow it to develop, you won't be disappointed. This is a small cast gem.

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Release Date:

29 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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The Vast of Night See more »

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Texas, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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