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Roswell (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 31 July 1994
Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Kagan

Writers:

Kevin D. Randle (book), Donald R. Schmitt (book) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Jesse Marcel
Martin Sheen ... Townsend
Dwight Yoakam ... Mac Brazel
Xander Berkeley ... Sherman Carson
Bob Gunton ... Frank Joyce
Kim Greist ... Vy Marcel
Peter MacNicol ... Lewis Rickett
John M. Jackson ... Colonel Blanchard
Nick Searcy ... Mortician
J.D. Daniels ... Jesse Marcel, Jr. - Young
Charles Hallahan ... Pilot MacIntire - Older
Ray McKinnon ... Deputy Joe Pritchard
Eugene Roche ... James Forrestal
Charles Martin Smith ... Sheriff Wilcox
Doug Wert ... Jesse Marcel, Jr. - Older
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Storyline

Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found is nothing more than a downed weather balloon, Marcel maintains his military duty until the weight of the truth, however out of this world it may be, forces him to piece together what really occurred. Adapted from real-life events portrayed in the book _UFO Crash at Roswell_ by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Taglines:

The Pentagon Denied It Was A UFO. But One Man Knew Better Because He Was There.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Denice Marcel, the granddaughter of the real Jesse Marcel, portrays a waitress. See more »

Goofs

When Major Jesse Marcel is photographed with crash objects in the film he looks stunned and angry, in the actual photos released by the Air Force in 1947 he looks relaxed and is smiling. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Marcel: Over the years there must be people like me, people who wanted to talk about what they know.
Townsend: I'm sure that there were some, but then it's all so hard to believe isn't it? I think that Secretary Forrestal
[former Secretary of Defense]
Townsend: tried, or may have, I'm not sure. While he was at Bethesda, he was working on a diary that was to contain an account of his experiences with alien life forms, and proof that the government was trying to keep all this information covered up. Apparently he had checked...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Prelude from Suite No. 4
Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Viola Solo Performed by Milton Thomas
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Good at what it's meant to be
15 July 2004 | by outtkolsa3See all my reviews

When watching this film , viewers have to keep 2 things in mind: That this is a TV movie, and that this movie was made to tell a story, not to blow you away. While some things in this movie were made up in order to tell the real story

(As far as I know, the whole thing about the reunion of all the soldiers and Jesse Marcel talking with a lot of them in order to find out what happened , is made up. While Jesse Marcel did exist and everything that the movie said that happened to him really did happen to him, the scenario of him talking to all this people 30+ years later was created to tell the story of the crash). But when it comes to what is important: The Roswell Incident, this movie is accurate with what eye witnesses have been saying for years. If you are an skeptic who really doesn't care about the subject at all, then you will find little, or no entertainment value here.

But if this subject interests you, this movie will entertain you and inform you. Highly recommended to all of you who are curious about what happened in Roswell New Mexico in July of 1947.


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