Made-for-tv film (1975). Universal/NBC. Directed by Richard A Colla. Written by S Lee Pogostin, Hesper Anderson, based on The Interrupted Journey (1966) by John G Fuller. Cast includes Beeson Carroll, Bernard Hughes, James Earl Jones, Dick O'Neill and Estelle Parsons. 100 minutes. Colour.
James Earl Jones (the voice behind Darth Vader in Star Wars) tried for years to secure the finance to make a film about this supposed UFO incident (see UFOs), which took place in 1961. A couple, Betty and Barney Hill, encounter a UFO while out driving. Subsequent nightmares and feelings of anxiety lead them to seek psychiatric help which reveals, through Hypnosis, that they possess unconscious memories of being taken and examined for two hours by aliens. It is unusually well made and intelligently acted for a television movie. [JB/PN]
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