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Fire in the Sky (1993)

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

Travis Walton (book), Tracy Tormé (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
D.B. Sweeney ... Travis Walton
Robert Patrick ... Mike Rogers
Craig Sheffer ... Allan Dallis
Peter Berg ... David Whitlock
Henry Thomas ... Greg Hayes
Bradley Gregg ... Bobby Cogdill
Noble Willingham ... Blake Davis
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Katie Rogers
James Garner ... Frank Watters
Georgia Emelin ... Dana Rogers
Scott MacDonald ... Dan Walton
Wayne Grace ... Cyrus Gilson
Kenneth White Kenneth White ... Buck
Robert Covarrubias ... Ray Melendez
Bruce Wright ... Dennis Clay
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Storyline

This film recreates the strange events which happened on November 5, 1975 in the town Snowflake, Arizona. Travis Walton works as a logger in the White Mountains. When he and his colleagues drive home after work, they encounter a flying saucer. Travis gets out of the truck to learn more and is struck by a beam of light from the object. For the next five days, Travis disappears without a trace and his colleagues are accused of murder. When he reappears, first he didn't remember that he was gone, but in time, the terrible memories come back... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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Alien abduction. November 5, 1975. White Mountains, Northeastern Arizona. Based on the true story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuego en el cielo See more »

Filming Locations:

Idleyld Park, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,100,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

There were actually a total of seven men in the logging crew. The writers whittled it down to six for the movie, not wishing to confuse the audience with too many characters. All seven men have passed lie detector tests, some of them twice. See more »

Goofs

In the logging scene, during the lunch break, Mike Rogers is shown sharpening his saw chain. He's using his file at entirely wrong angles (would ruin a saw chain), and is filing the same tooth way too many times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Citizen: [truck just raced into parking lot] What the hell is that all about?
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Connections

Referenced in UFOs: Chariots of the Beast (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Water
by Patrick Simmons
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Terrifying Climax
12 June 2006 | by ReelCheeseSee all my reviews

A terrifying climax highlights this portrayal of the alleged 1975 alien abduction of logger Travis Walton. Walton and fellow loggers were driving one night when, the story goes, they spotted a mysterious spacecraft hovering over head. When Walton is beamed aboard and declared missing for several days, nobody believes his friends, providing an interesting angle on the story. This element of the film is particularly effective in building up suspense. Where is Walton and what did he experience? A cast that includes D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick and Henry Thomas (Elliot from E.T.) deliver quality performances. It doesn't have the look or feel of a blockbuster (it wasn't one), but this is a classic example of an overlooked gem.


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