Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Jeremy Kagan
Production: Citadel Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
91 min

i love this kind of weather!

Little more wind,

i'll be airborne!

Hey, joe. Looks like a big one

coming up.

l wouldn't worry too much.

l got all the a-bombs battened down.

hi, dad.

what happened to the rabbit hut? l

brought them in so they wouldn't get all wet.

Uh-huh. why don't we put them in a box?

i did. They jumped out.

l mean a big box. we couldn't find

a big box.


Sounds like something's come loose

up on the roof.

Yeah. what do you say we take a peek,

huh? yeah.

Come on.

Hey, dad, do soldiers fly

in weather like this?

- not if they don't have to.

- what if they have to?

- well, they try and fly around it.

- what if they can't?

well, if they can't, they just buckle up

and they fly straight through.

Really? wow.



l need a hand.

Oh, hey. Let me get this.

Come on!

what the hell's wrong with you?

Come on!

what in the hell--

lntelligence. Marcel.

Uh, yeah, this is deputy pritchard

down at the sheriff's office.

Yes, deputy.

what can l do for you?

well, sir, the sheriff thinks

maybe you should come on down,

'cause, you see, this here local rancherjust

brought in a whole lot of--

l don't know

what you'd call it,

But he claims it all

came down at his place,

And the sheriff thinks it might be

something you guys sent up.

Something, you know,

top secret.

- like a missile. - uh, right.

Like, say, maybe a missile.

Go ahead.

Go on, tell him.

But if it ain't,

lt's a flying saucer.

That's telling him.



You got a second, colonel?


ln private?

Listen, the sheriff called. Says a rancher--


ls this, uh, sheriff

prone to drinking?

Not that l know of.

well, maybe it's, uh, some sort of...

Cowboy humor.

Could be.

l just figured...

You wanted to, uh, check it out, sir,

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Arthur Kopit

Arthur Lee Kopit (born May 10, 1937) is an American playwright. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist (Indians and Wings) and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, Indians, 1970; Best Play, Wings, 1979; and Best Book of a Musical, for Nine, 1982. He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in 1962 for his play Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad and was nominated for another Drama Desk Award in 1979 for his play Wings.Nine returned to Broadway in 2003 with Antonio Banderas as Guido and won two Tony Awards, including best revival; in 2009 Rob Marshall directed the film Nine based on Kopit's script, the principal cast consisting of Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, and Fergie (singer).Kopit attended Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Nassau County, New York.Kopit attended Harvard University. His first plays were staged while he was still an undergraduate at Harvard University. Later, Kopit taught at Wesleyan University, Yale University, and the City College of New York. In 2005, Kopit donated his papers to the Fales Library at NYU. more…

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