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The Arrival Details

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A shy radio telescope operator named Zane Ziminski (Charlie Sheen) picks up a series of regular signals coming from space -- and deliberately pointed toward Earth. Convinced that he has discovered alien transmissions, Ziminski is first chastised and then fired by his boss (Ron Silver). Obsessed, he builds a makeshift radio telescope in his house to find out where the signals were sent. Convinced that they're intended for aliens already hidden on Earth, he tracks them to a bleak, isolated Mexican village, where he joins forces with a female scientist (Lindsay Crouse), who has suspicions of her own after witnessing an acceleration of global warming. The villagers turn out to be aliens, and the village a front for an underground alien complex. The aliens are here to "terraform" Earth and prepare it for the arrival of the rest of their race, who will die unless they leave their homeworld and colonize elsewhere. Only Ziminski can stop them. Written and directed by David N. Twohy, The Arrival is a throwback to the genre chillers of the '50s. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:May 31, 1996

Cast

Charlie Sheen
as Zane Ziminski
Ron Silver
as Phil Gordian
Lindsay Crouse
as Ilana Green
Teri Polo
as Char
Richard Schiff
as Calvin
Buddy Joe Hooker
as 2nd Department of Defence Man
Leon Rippy
as 1st Department of Defence Man
Phyllis Applegate
as Mrs. Roosevelt
Javier Morga
as co-worker
Catalina Botello
as N. C. A. R. Woman
David Villalpando
as cabbie
Maria Luisa Coronel
as maid
Ellen Bradley
as screaming woman
José Garcia
as planecorp guard
Jorge Becerril
as plancecorp guard
Luisa Huertas
as security woman
Jorge Zepeda
as detective
Roger Cudney
as JPL Official
Monica Dionne
as reporter
Alejandro Usigli
as reporter
Jacqueline Voltaire
as reporter
Dave Galasso
as 2nd Jpl Guard
Reed Johnson
as maintenance man
Roger Cudney
as JPL Official
Jorge Becerril
as plancecorp guard
Luisa Huertas
as security woman
Leon Rippy
as 1st Department of Defence Man
Javier Morga
as co-worker
Phyllis Applegate
as Mrs. Roosevelt
Maria Luisa Coronel
as maid
Dave Galasso
as 2nd Jpl Guard
Alejandro Usigli
as reporter
Jacqueline Voltaire
as reporter
Ellen Bradley
as screaming woman
Monica Dionne
as reporter
Buddy Joe Hooker
as 2nd Department of Defence Man
Jorge Zepeda
as detective
José Garcia
as planecorp guard
Catalina Botello
as N. C. A. R. Woman
David Villalpando
as cabbie

Crew

Thomas G. Smith
Producer
Jim Steele
Producer
Richard Malzahn
Cinematographer
Isidore Mankofsky
Cinematographer
Hiro Narita
Cinematographer
Audrey DeRoche
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sharal Churchill
Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur Kempel
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Kempel
Songwriter
Martin Hunter
Editor
Michael Novotny
Production Designer
Tony Stabley
Art Director
Hector Romero
Art Director
Cyrus Yavneh
Co-producer
Lorenzo O'Brien
Associate Producer
David Tripet
Associate Producer
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Brad Lewis
Executive Producer
Robert W. Cort
Executive Producer
Enrique Estevez
Set Decorator
Mayes C. Rubeo
Costume Designer
Hermelindo Hinojosa
Set Decorator
Teresa Visinare
Set Decorator
David Farmer
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Wang
Special Effects
Paul Kocar
Special Effects
Rene Villarreal
First Assistant Director
Hugo Gutierrez
First Assistant Director
Evan Yavne
First Assistant Director
John Nelson
First Assistant Director
Matt Merkovich
Animator
Apurva Shah
Animator
Peter Plevritis
Animator
Karl Fornander
Animator
Fred Nilsson
Animator
Terry Emmons
Animator
Erich Anderson
Camera Operator
Guillermo Rosas
Camera Operator
Mary Jo Slater
Casting
Mark Hannah
Production Manager
Steven Brooksbank
Casting
Laura Seidel
Casting
Rogelio Rojas
Casting
Claudia Becker
Casting
Dianna Stirpe
Dialogue Editor
John Chaldu
Production Coordinator
Diane Lynn
ADR Recordist
Tony Eckert
Foley Mixer
Belinda Uriegas
Production Coordinator
John Tamburro
Pilot
Eddie Braun
Stunts Coordinator
Richard Alonso
CGI Effects
Mitch Carter
ADR Voice Casting
Gary Summers
Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Lalonde
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Rodney Montague
Visual Effects Producer
David Lauer
CGI Effects
Dee Whitehurst
Script Supervisor
Michael J. Travers
CGI Effects
Michael Silvers
ADR Mixer
Michael Silvers
ADR Editor
Konrad Dunton
Model Effects
Luis Amezquita
Draftsman
Sharon Holly
Special Effects Coordinator
Isidore Mankofsky
Second Unit Director
Daniel Arkin
Visual Effects Editor
Chuck Tamburro
Pilot
Ricky Lopez
Recording
Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Effects Editor
Valentin Vassilev
Model Effects
Daniel Cordero
Special Effects Supervisor
Bob Scifo
Matte Artist
Lora Hirschberg
Re-Recording Mixer
Jana Vance
Foley Artist
Diego Sandoval
Location Manager
Dennie Thorpe
Foley Artist
Fernando Camara
Production Sound Mixer
Fernando Camara
Production Sound
Todd Masters
Makeup
Amy Pawlowski
Visual Effects Editor
Adriana Mondragon
Production Coordinator
Dea Cantu
Script Supervisor
Bob Johnston
Unit Production Manager
Richard Malzahn
Visual Effects Supervisor
Buddy Joe Hooker
Stunts Coordinator
Lenny MacDonald
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Richard Hymns
ADR Mixer
Richard Hymns
ADR Editor
Checco Varese
Steadicam Operator
Rebecca Fulton
Script Supervisor
Jeff Burks
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gabriel Solana
Key Make-up
Hugh Waddell
Supervising Sound Editor
Marsha Lewis
Key Hairstylist
Arthur Kempel
Conductor
Tami Treadwell
ADR Recordist
Raman Hui
Animation Director
Gerardo Barrera
Unit Production Manager
Carlos Benassini
Draftsman
Laurencio Cordero
Special Effects Coordinator
Katherine Kean
Visual Effects Producer
Kristine Morgan
Production Coordinator
Frank Merel
Foley Recordist
Rebecca Batt
Production Coordinator
Brad Arensman
Post Production Supervisor
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