Fire in the Sky (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fire in the Sky1993

Fire in the Sky (1993)



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Based on an allegedly true account, this film follows the events that befall the inhabitants of a small town when Mike Rogers (Robert Patrick) reports that his buddy Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney) has been abducted by aliens. The local sheriff suspects that Mike was involved in Travis' disappearance, but when Travis returns with a tale that supports the abduction story, the friends suffer the ridicule and disbelief of the town members and the media.

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D.B. Sweeney
as Travis Walton
Robert Patrick
as Mike Rogers
Craig Sheffer
as Allan Dallis
Peter Berg
as David Whitlock
James Garner
as Frank Watters
Henry Thomas
as Greg Hayes
Bradley Gregg
as Bobby Cogdill
Noble Willingham
as Blake Davis
Kathleen Wilhoite
as Katie Rogers
Georgia Emelin
as Dana Rogers
Scott Macdonald
as Dan Walton
Wayne Grace
as Cyrus Gilson
Robert Covarrubias
as Ray Melendez
Bruce Wright
as Dennis Clay
Julie Ariola
as Dr. Cayle
Courtney Esler
as Emily Rogers
Glen Lee
as Geiger Counter Man
Vernon Barkhurst
as Bill Grant
Jerry Basham
as Citizen
Teresa Fox
as Citizen
Susan Castillo
as Anchorwoman
Jane Ferguson
as Lurae Jenkins
Nancy Neifert
as Cathy's Mom
Charley Lang
as Jarvis Powell
John Breedlove
as Balding Man
Frank Chavez
as Orlando
Shinichi Mine
as Japanese Reporter
Scott M. Seekins
as Emergency Room Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Fire in the Sky

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

The movie's flaw is that there's not enough detail about the aliens, and the movie ends on an inconclusive and frustrating note.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

If it wasn't for the honesty that Sweeney's character shows, 'Fire in the sky' would have lost much of its effectiveness. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 27, 2019 | Full Review…

This might do for a television report on humans who have enjoyed, or hated, close encounters of the third kind. But for a movie, especially an only fleetingly artful one, it seems unduly coy.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

One of those the truth is stranger than fiction stories.

February 6, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Achieves a very good balance between horror, drama, and mystery.

October 3, 2014 | Full Review…

An intriguing film made all the more noteworthy due to its nightmare-inducing sequence onboard an alien ship.

January 9, 2006 | Rating: B

Audience Reviews for Fire in the Sky

Allegedly based on true story, this one's fairly watchable.

familiar stranger
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Pretty slow for a while, but once the guy starts to recall his abduction, the awesome fx commence. Pretty twisted, I'm sad it didn't comprise the entire movie.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Scares the hell out of me, even to this day.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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