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What movie about an alien is this?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Ely, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. David Ely

    David Ely Supporting Actor

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    Okay ... I remember seeing this movie quite a few years ago (10 years, maybe more) about an alien getting stranded on Earth. Before you guys start, it's not E.T. or Mac and Me [​IMG]
    All I remember is this alien was short, and I think he had big eyes. He was living with a family that was trying to keep him a secret. If I remember correctly, he dies at the end of the end of the movie. I think that someone shoots him, but I might be wrong. It's also possible that he wasn't stranded. Maybe he came to look around. I think he was going to leave in his own spaceship at the end.
    Hmmmmm ... I know it's a long shot, but hopefully someone has some idea of what movie this was.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. David Ely

    David Ely Supporting Actor

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    Wonderful ... I hate having a typing error in the topic of the thread :b
     
  3. Julie K

    Julie K Screenwriter

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    A long shot, but could it have been Aurora Encounter?
    (Good grief, I'm surprised sometimes at the weird crap I find floating around my mind.)
     
  4. Bill McA

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    It sounds like the low-budget 1986 film The Aurora Encounter in which the alien was played by a little boy who had that disease that rapidly ages you (can't remember the name).
     
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  7. David Ely

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    Hmmmm .... You guys are gonna hate me for this. I'm not sure if that's the movie! :b

    Looking up info about Aurora Encounter really brought back memories, but I'm 99.9% sure that the movie I'm trying to remember isn't a western. I'm pretty sure it's a 'modern day' story.

    I remember a spaceship on a residential street, and the alien walking towards it at the end of the movie. I think that some guy comes (maybe the local idiot cop) and shoots the alien.

    It's also possible that he does leave at the end, and doesn't die. Oh man, I really wish I could be more help here. Maybe I should work harder at blocking this movie completely out of my mind instead of trying to figure it out. I've been searching on IMDB all day.
     
  8. Jeremiah

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    Is it "Howard The Duck"?[​IMG]
    The movie sound familiar but that's all.
     
  9. DonRoeber

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    Alf? [​IMG]
     
  10. Ross Williams

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    Damnit... I think I've seen this movie too, but can't remember for my life what it's called. But maybe I'm remembering Mac and Me? Memory is a horribly unreliable thing.
     
  11. Dave Poehlman

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    Journey of Allen Strange? It's only 1997, though.
    Wait.. that was a TV series.
    Or...
    Wavelength?
    I actually remember this one... If I remember the spaceship looked like a big silver sphere. I don't remember any aliens getting shot, though.
    Sorry, it's all I can find.
     
  12. David Ely

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    Wavelength ... hmmm, that sounds very familiar. It's possible that it's the movie I'm thinking of. Now to search for picture from the movie.
     
  13. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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  14. David Ely

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    Dave,
    That sounds like one of the wierdest movies ever [​IMG]
     
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    Wavelength was cool! [​IMG]
    Fans of D-grade sci-fi will love it!
     
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    "D-grade"? [​IMG]
     
  17. Julie K

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    I really enjoyed Wavelength. I would love to see it on DVD. I have the LD, but the second half is rotted away and it's open matte so Mr. Boom Mike plays an important role in most scenes [​IMG]
    But I don't think that David's description matches Wavelength. In Wavelength an alien gets dissected, not shot [​IMG]
     

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