12 March 2018; “Fire in the Sky” (1993) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

From director Robert Lieberman, comes this sci-fi biopic…

Mike Rogers: “And if any of you got anything to say about me or my crew, you say it now, and you say it to my face.”

“Fire in the Sky” released on this day March 12th 1993, making the film 25 years old as of today.

Based on the book “The Walton Experience” by Travis Walton, the supposed true story follows logger Walton (D.B. Sweeney) who gets abducted by extraterrestrials after witnessing a mysterious light with his friends, and then reappears 5 days later, feeling completely and understandably agitated due to his horrifying experience.

Fun fact; The X-Files creator Chris Carter was impressed by Robert Patrick’s performance that he cast him as a FBI Special Agent in the 8th season in 2000.

Cited from Wikipedia as a favourite among science fiction fans and the alien encounter regarded as being realistic, convincing, and well-executed abduction portrayals in film history, some of the movie’s highlights include the story (whether you believe it or not), cast which also includes Patrick, Golden Globe nominee Henry Thomas (from “E.T” (1982) fame), and the late Oscar nominee James Garner, haunting music score by Oscar nominee Mark Isham, and visual effects.

If you are looking for a 90s underrated sci-fi and/or biopic, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Be warned: the mentioned alien scene will most likely frighten you and is not recommended to those who get scared easily or watching it as a family with children.

Also, on a personal note, the poster is one of my favorites.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design and artwork: Unknown.