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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film plays at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, NM. See more »

Goofs

When Maj. Jesse Marcel got off the plane at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, TX mountains could be seen in the background. There are no mountains in or near Fort Worth. 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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Connections

Referenced in Welcome to Twin Peaks (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Still There
Music & Lyrics by Jeremy Kagan
Arranged by Richard Martinez
Performed by Andrea Marcovicci
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Is The Truth Already Out There?
24 April 2000 | by FallynAngelSee all my reviews

Having been privy to many of the related details in this fine made-for-tv movie, i feel that 'Roswell' is probably the most well-researched film dealing with the subject of close encounters and linked government conspiracies that one can find, and i recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone interested in this subject. Further, allow me to direct interested viewers to the similar, if largely dramatized, 1980 film 'Hangar 18'.


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