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A small California town is gripped by UFO fever in this well-acted, surprisingly rich comedy. At the center of the mania is Arlene, a grocery store clerk and born-again Christian fascinated with flying saucers. This interest soon evolves into a full-blown obsession when Arlene is visited by a visionary dream, which she believes predicts the imminent arrival of a vessel from outer space in the nearby desert. Not even the doubts of her skeptical boyfriend, a good-hearted petty thief named Sheldon, are enough to dissuade her from her new role as prophet of the coming spaceship. At first hesitant and awkward, Arlene soon blossoms into a confident leader, and Sheldon puts aside his disbelief to revel in their sudden fame. Indeed, two have soon attracted enough of a following to pique the interest of Reverend Bud Sanders, the local revivalist preacher. Soon, Reverend Bud has joined in the crusade, and a good portion of the town has gathered to anxiously await the spaceship's arrival. Rather than resorting to easy ridicule, director John Binder creates an unexpectedly sympathetic, yet still comedic, portrait of the UFO believers, neither condemning their faith nor denying the fine line between belief and gullibility. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast

Cindy Williams
as Arlene
Harry Dean Stanton
as Brother Bud
Fred Ward
as Sheldon
Robert Gray
as Emile
Darrell Larson
as Toby
Morgan Ames
as Piano Player
Alan Beckwith
as Brother Roy
Terry Brannon
as Deputy
William Callaway
as Gardan
James Deeth
as CHP Helicopter Pilot
Gene Edwards
as Bearded Local in Bar
James Hartley
as Grocery Shopper
Pamela Lamont
as Female Newscaster
Dennis MacArthur
as Man in Wet Suit
Marji Martin
as Fat Housewife
Jennifer Robb
as Krishna Jesuse
Tony Santoro
as Local Man in Bar
Claudia Sloan
as Future Farmer of America
Mindy Sterling
Erik Stern
as Sheriff Anderson
Esther Sutherland
as Deaf Woman's Aunt
Torben Torp-Smith
as Mr. Bellemy
Joe Unger
as Gas Station Attendant
Andrew Winner
as Male Newscaster
Kedric Wolfe
as Swami
Hank Worden
as Colonel
Monalisa Young
Harry Carey, Jr.
as George Martin
Diane Diefendorf
as Delores
Ted Harris
as Gregory
Peggy McKay
as Celia Martin
Hank Worden
as Colonel
Kedric Wolfe
as Swami
Claudia Sloan
as Future Farmer of America
Joe Unger
as Gas Station Attendant
Morgan Ames
as Piano Player
Ted Harris
as Gregory
Andrew Winner
as Male Newscaster
Marji Martin
as Fat Housewife
Erik Stern
as Sheriff Anderson
James Deeth
as CHP Helicopter Pilot
Tony Santoro
as Local Man in Bar
Gene Edwards
as Bearded Local in Bar
Esther Sutherland
as Deaf Woman's Aunt
Diane Diefendorf
as Delores
Pamela Lamont
as Female Newscaster
James Hartley
as Grocery Shopper
Harry Carey, Jr.
as George Martin
Alan Beckwith
as Brother Roy
William Callaway
as Gardan
Torben Torp-Smith
as Mr. Bellemy
Dennis MacArthur
as Man in Wet Suit
Terry Brannon
as Deputy
Jennifer Robb
as Krishna Jesuse

Crew

John Binder
Director
Barry Krost
Producer
Melvin Simon
Producer
Gordon Wolf
Producer
John Binder
Screenwriter
David Myers
Cinematographer
Richard Baskin
Composer (Music Score)
Dennis M. Hill
Editor
Bill Malley
Production Designer
Bill Malley
Art Director
Susan Spinks
Co-producer
Melvin Simon
Executive Producer
Barry Krost
Executive Producer
Carl Biddiscombe
Set Designer
Bruce Hutchinson
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