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UFO (2018)

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A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.

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Ryan Eslinger

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Sharp ... Derek
Gillian Anderson ... Professor Hendricks
Ella Purnell ... Natalie
Benjamin Beatty Benjamin Beatty ... Lee (as Ben Beatty)
Cece Abbey ... Young Girl (as Cecelia Abbey)
David Strathairn ... Franklin Ahls
Ken Early Ken Early ... Dave Ellison
Brian Bowman ... Roland Junger
Rick Chambers Rick Chambers ... KCIN5 Newscaster
Lu Parker Lu Parker ... KCIN5 Newscaster
Khrys Styles Khrys Styles ... Special Agent in Charge
Ted J. Weil Ted J. Weil ... Airport Detainee (as Ted Weil)
A.J. Ransom A.J. Ransom ... Derek (age 8) (as Aiden Ransom)
Katie Eichler Katie Eichler ... Sara
Sara Welch Sara Welch ... KLTV6 Newscaster
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Storyline

Derek (Alex Sharp) a brilliant college student, haunted by a childhood UFO sighting, believes that mysterious sightings reported at multiple airports across the United States are UFO's. With the help of his girlfriend, Natalie (Ella Purnell), and his advanced mathematics professor, Dr. Hendricks (X-Files' Gillian Anderson), Derek races to unravel the mystery with FBI special agent Franklin Ahls (David Strathairn) on his heels. Written by ahmetkozan

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Sightings are never a coincidence. The cover-up ends here.


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Rated PG-13 for some drug material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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The movie title, as shown at the beginning and end of the film (not on the movie poster), uses the same font and style as the title used for Gerry Anderson's 'UFO' tv series. See more »

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During news reports the news stations call letters all begin with a K. In Cincinnati all stations begin with a W. See more »

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Thoughtful and refreshing approach to UFOs
5 September 2018 | by cabezatuckSee all my reviews

"UFO" definitely went under the radar, no pun intended. I had not heard of the film until browsing the Internet. I was intrigued by the plot description and after watching the film I can say it did not disappoint. First off I was excited to see "UFO" took place in my town of Cincinnati. The story was clearly inspired by the real life events at Chicago O'Hare airport in 2006 where dozens of airport personnel, pilots and passengers witnessed a saucer shaped object hover over the airport before darting up into the sky at an incredible speed. In the movie after a similar event at CVG, Cincinanti's largest airport, both the government and a brilliant math student race to resolve a mysterious binary cipher delivered by a craft that briefly appears over the airport. The story is fascinating and mirrors the aftermath of the Chicago sighting, when the media was quick to label it simply a weather phenomenon but many silenced witnesses were left frustrated with what they know they saw. The director takes a refreshing approach in actually delving into the topic, rather than exploiting and ridiculing it. You won't see any crazy special effects or Amy Adams talk to a genius octopus, just ordinary people trying to make sense of an extraordinary situation. The film has a satisfying ending but you will be left wanting to know more. I highly recommend this film to the UFO enthusiasts and the skeptics alike, as well as those just looking for a smart and interesting SciFi movie without Matthew McConaughey getting stuck in the wall.


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