A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Oct.4 and Dec.26 the Strieber family drives from NYC to their cabin in the woods. Both nights there are some powerful lights outside and maybe aliens. The dad is mentally affected by the "bad dream", goes to the shrink and is hypnotized.
As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For five days, a man was borrowed. The story that Travis Walton and five other witnesses told is so unbelievable, so unimaginable, that it has become the most famous case of UFO abduction ever recorded. See more »
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 »
[truck just raced into parking lot]
What the hell is that all about?
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The best thing this movie has going for it is that it is very suspenseful. The acting is unexpectedly pretty good as well. T1000 from terminator was good and so was Andy McCarthy, or was that DB Sweeney? maybe it was John Cusack, or was it Judd Nelson? who gives a damn, they all look alike.
This movie raises a couple questions. These aliens are obviously advanced beyond us, at what point did they decide to stop wearing clothes? Seriously, what would you think if your veterinarian was operating on your dog in the buff? What about their spaceship, how come it can fly all the way to Earth, has an atmosphere suitable for most organisms, has different gravitational pulls in different areas, and can shoot that light beam thing yet looks like the inside of a cave? If the ship is that advanced, why wouldn't they try to make it look nicer? Its all dark with goo all over the place. What kind of advanced beings wouldn't even tile the floors?
Aside from that the puppeteering is pretty lame. The aliens move like muppets, their arms don't bend at the elbows and their eyes look in different directions. They're really cheap.
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