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

we are going to see

more and more...

Of these visitors

from space.

And that before too long,

The evidence will be


That you will have on your tv screens

and on your movie screens...

Concrete evidence that the ships are here

and that they are real...

And they're not fantastic things which

have been cooked up to make a movie.

we can say that

the recent sightings...

Are in no way connected with

any secret development...

By any agency

of the united states.

There's nothing

to hide at all.

The expression ''flying saucers''

is a catchall term...

For unusual lights

appearing in the sky.

we've been able

to explain them as hoaxes;

As erroneously identified

friendly aircraft;

As meteorological or

electronic phenomena;

Or as light aberrations.

None of the evidence

that l have examined...

would indicate

any proof at all...

That we are being visited

by extraterrestrials.

There is absolutely

no evidence.

we have not been

hiding anything.


i'm convinced that...

There must be many, many

higher civilizations...

ln this enormous and incredibly

ancient universe of ours.

Doesn't feel like

30 years, does it?

Does to me.

we had some good times

under these skies.

Come on, mom.

Jan! Oh!

Are you gonna be here with--

we'll see each other later.

where have you been living?

oh, we're in

a small town in louisiana.

No, he's retired now.

hey, look,

they got us on television!

Turn that thing up,

will ya?

former military men

have gathered in roswell today...

For the 30th reunion

of the army's renowned 509.

- the 509! -dropping the a-bomb is not

all the 509 is famous for.

For more than six hours

in july of 1947,

The town of roswell was known

as the flying saucer capital of the world.

debris recovered from

a crash site in the desert...

was originally identified by army

intelligence officer majorjesse marcel...

As being from

a flying saucer.

But the party

didn't last too long,

Much to the embarrassment of the army

and in particular major marcel,

Shown here holding

what turned out to be...

A piece of aluminum foil

from a weather balloon.

l told you

this may happen.

l can handle it.we heard enough.

Turn that thing off.


Jesse. My god! l didn't know you'd

be here. l heard you weren't doing well.

Oh, yeah. Just a little something

about my chest.

l'm sorry.

well, you're here now.

what the hell else counts,

huh? how's, uh, vy? yeah.

Oh, she's fine. She's with me.


So is my son.

He drove us down.

He's a doctor now

in montana.

Not bad for an army brat.


Lewis, could l talk to you

a little bit later?

Yeah. You're gonna be here

at the barbecue, right? no, l mean alone.

Let it go, jesse,

For your own sake.

welcome back to kjfl,

the voice of roswell.

General, you and i

were both here in 1947.

Oh, yeah. Let's talk a little bit

about U.F.O.S.

Now, the 509th ought to be remembered

for all the good things it did,

Not for one dumb,

stupid screwup.

Major marcel made a mistake.

Big deal. So what?

Sh*t happens.


-jesse marcel.

-when it comes to U.F.O.S,

As far as i'm concerned,

it's a big bag of bullshit.

Out of the way! Here l come! The

man from outer space! End of story.

- take me to your leader, 509th!

Remember, you said you weren't gonna

get back into this.

Seems to me that

i never got out of it.

Oh, jesse, you promised.

Vy, l said i'd think about it.

That's all l said.

Dad, don't do this.

You made a deal.

Did i?

Hey, major, not gonna make too good

a night for flying, is it?

what are you talking about?

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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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