Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

D.B. Sweeney
Director: Robert Lieberman Cast: D.B. Sweeney
D.B. Sweeney
, Robert Patrick
Robert Patrick
, Craig Sheffer
Craig Sheffer
Robert Lieberman


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One of the most famous real-life UFO abduction cases on record becomes this character-driven drama from sci-fi screenwriter Tracy Torme. D.B. Sweeney stars as Travis Walton, a forestry worker who disappears one night during an encounter with a flying saucer. Authorities treat with skepticism the outrageous story related by the only witnesses to the event, Travis' five co-workers, who include his best friend and future brother-in-law, Mike Rogers (Robert Patrick). A state lawman (James Garner) finds a tabloid newspaper in the crew's pickup truck and quickly ascertains that tensions had arisen between Walton and a surly fellow logger (Craig Sheffer), leading him to conclude that a murder cover-up is underway. However, all of the men pass lie detector tests and the case becomes stalled until the shocking last-minute reappearance of Travis, who tells a literally fantastic story involving his whereabouts for the past week.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2013
UPC: 0883316755174
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount (Pmt)
Time: 1:49:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
D.B. Sweeney Travis Walton
Robert Patrick Mike Rogers
Craig Sheffer Allan Dallis
Peter Berg David Whitlock
James Garner Sheriff Watters
Henry Thomas Greg Hayes
Bradley Gregg Bobby Cogdill
Noble Willingham Sheriff Blake Davis
Kathleen Wilhoite Katie Rogers
Georgia Emelin Dana Rogers
Scott MacDonald Dan Walton
Wayne Grace Cyrus Gilson
Gordon Scott George
Sharon Bialy Actor
Debi Manwiller Actor
Richard Pagano Actor
Kenneth White Buck
Robert Covarrubias Ray Melendez
Bruce Wright Dennis Clay
Julie Ariola Dr. Cayle
Peter Mark Vasquez Ramon
Glen Lee Geiger Counter Man
Jerry Basham Citizen
Jane Ferguson Lurae Jenkins
Charley Lang Jarvis Powell

Technical Credits
Robert Lieberman Director
Laurence Bennett Production Designer
Todd Black Producer
Ken Chase Makeup
Wolfgang Glattes Executive Producer
J. Michael Haynie Asst. Director
Mark Isham Score Composer
Harley Jessup Art Director
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
Steve Mirkovich Editor
Bill Pope Cinematographer
Stephen E. Rivkin Editor
Charlene Roberson Makeup
Nilo Rodis-Jamero Co-producer
Martin Schaer Camera Operator
Robert Strauss Co-producer
Joe Tompkins Costumes/Costume Designer
Tracy Torme Co-producer,Screenwriter
Chuck Waters Stunts
Joe Wizan Producer

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Fire in the Sky 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting movie, based on a UFO encounter by an individual, whose story has held up, even under hypnosis, for more than twenty five years. The film is more like a detective story at first, looking for some explainable scenario or motive to account for Travis Walton's 'alleged' alien encounter; there is none. The last third of the film where he, played by DB Sweeney, recalls the actual abduction experience aboard the alien space ship, again under hypnosis, is nothing short of spectacular film-making. If this was all a fraud, the story (I have read the book, too) it would never have withstood the test of time over the years. Walton was a working guy, a power company linesman out in the southwest, and had absolutely no reason or discernable ulterior motive to concoct such a story. Several other witnesses (co-workers) also witnessed the abduction. The fact that this is all based on a supposedly true, and well documented, story for which there has been no satisfatory explanation, makes the film all the more interesting. I have been waiting for this film to come out in DVD format for awhile; it's about time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reason I purchased this movie is because when it first came out, it scared the heck out of me. If you believe in UFO's and that we are NOT alone in the universe I highly recommend this movie.
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
I give it five stars for two questionable reasons: 1) it scared my longtime friend. 2) it confirmed my suspicion that the inside of a flying saucer having the million-years-advanced technology to cross the gulf between the stars to do anal probes on humans would best appear on the trash TV show HOARDERS. What a dump of a UFO inside! It's like ET as a homeless waif living in a dumpster. And the Invaders go around sucking up redneck woodsmen with a Star Trek tractor beam to study and delete what little brains they had to begin with. This might have been one of the first Reality TV shows. It's not quite as hilarious as COMMUNION, with an alien peeking around a corner, but has its moments.