Fire in the Sky

Film, Science fiction
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This modest sci-fi movie treads the same ground as Communion, but more purposefully. The small community of Snowflake, Arizona, is thrown into confusion when loggers return from the forest claiming one of their number has been taken away in a spacecraft. A sceptical special investigator (Garner) shares the locals' doubts, believing the story is a cover for murder...until the missing man (Sweeney) turns up with his own incredible story. The imagery is familiar: scientific experiments in which orifices are penetrated, and womblike interiors representing primal fears about the integrity of the body. Surely this is inner, not outer space. Even so, the handling of the small-town social dynamics, the media circus and the scary special effects provide an engrossing build-up and satisfying pay-off.

By: NF

Release details

Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Lieberman
Screenwriter: Tracy Tormé
Cast: DB Sweeney
Robert Patrick
James Garner
Craig Sheffer
Peter Berg
Henry Thomas

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3.8 / 5

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After seeing communion, I decided to go on a bit of a sci-fi bender and saw this, another 'True Story'. My question is 'Why travel across the galaxy pick up some random man, drop him off in the middle of nowhere and not make a beeline for somekind of government leader? It all seems a bit odd, but then again what do I know, maybe they have!!! strange! very strange!