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The Phoenix Incident (2015)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 16 June 2015 (USA)
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Blurring the line between fiction and reality, the fact-based, sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and the controversial missing persons case surrounding the infamous Phoenix Lights.

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Keith Arem

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuri Lowenthal ... Glenn Lauder
Travis Willingham ... Mitch Adams
Troy Baker ... Ryan Stone
Liam O'Brien ... Jacob Reynolds
Michael Adamthwaite ... Walton S. Gayson
Brian Bloom ... LAFB Pilot
Jamie Tisdale ... Melissa Henessey
James Patrick Stewart James Patrick Stewart ... David Collins
Fife Symington ... Self (as Fife Symington III)
John McCain ... Self (archive footage)
Mark Withers ... Bill Lauder
Deborah Geffner ... Susan Lauder
Maria Bobeva ... Sue Ellen Gayson
Constance Broge Constance Broge ... Michelle Stone
Paul Thomas Arnold ... Daniel Adams
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Thursday March 13th, 1997 marks the date of the Phoenix Lights, the largest mass UFO sighting in US History. The night of the incident, four Phoenix residents vanished in the Estrella Mountain National Park, south of Phoenix. Glenn Lauder (28), Mitch Adams (29), Ryan Stone (27), and Jacob Reynolds (28) were reported missing to the Maricopa County Sheriff's office. The infamous "Lauder Case" has become the longest unresolved missing person's case in Arizona history.

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During production of the movie, the film makers were contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding one of the film's viral websites. Due to the perceived authenticity of the site, the DOJ threatened imprisonment and substantial federal fines, believing the website infringed on the department's likeness to locate the missing men from the film. After several tense days of legal negotiation between the production's attorneys and the Justice Department, the site was reinstated and continues to serve the motion picture. See more »

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Such a cool movie! Watch this on a BIG screen
26 April 2016 | by zach-99See all my reviews

Get your friends together and watch this on a BIG screen. A really cool concept for a film and the execution was fantastic. The characters were well-rounded and the action scenes were very nicely done. I would recommend this to any fan of conspiracy / alien movies. The historical aspect of the movie was particularly interesting to me. I remember the lights over Phoenix and thought it would make an awesome movie someday. However the true stuff is blended so well with the fiction that it makes for a really cool movie experience where you find the line between documentary and feature film blurring in the best way. I was expecting your usual alien invasion movie, but it's so much more. Definitely give it a watch!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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