Fire in the Sky – Filtered

Theatrical Release: March 12, 1993
DVD Release: October 19, 2004


This film recreates the strange events which happened November 5, 1975 in the town Snowflake, Arizona. Travis Walton works as a logger in the woods. When he and his colleagues drive home after work, they encounter an UFO. For the next five days Travis disappears and his colleagues are accused of murder. When he reappears, first he didn’t remember that he was gone, but in time the terrible memories come back…

Dove Review

On their way back from working in the forest, a group of loggers see a mysterious light in the sky. When one of them gets out of the truck to investigate, he is zapped by a beam of light coming from a UFO. Terrified, his friends drive away, returning a short time later to find their friend has disappeared. The young man, Travis Walton, is missing for a short time and then mysteriously reappears, claiming he was abducted by aliens. “Fire In The Sky” is not a typical UFO film, in that it mostly focuses on the toll Walton’s disappearance takes on his friends and community. Although human relationships are the film’s main focus, it does contain frightening imagery that may not be suitable for young children. Flashbacks to Walton’s abduction experience reveal him waking up alone in a gooey cocoon, and later being stripped naked and used as a test subject. However, the Clear Player edits out the details of the tests. The Clear Play version of this film is approved for children 12 and older, with parental discretion due to frightening imagery.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman kiss.
Language: Read lips D-2; B-1. Audible H-1; OG/OMG-1
Violence: Man threatens man with chain saw; men push each other; man held down and stripped by aliens; aliens perform tests on man (off camera).
Drugs: Two people drink beer; two people smoke.
Nudity: Several men shown without shirts. Man shown from waist up after being stripped.
Other: Frightening imagery, including man zapped with light beam from UFO; man trapped inside UFO.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Travis Walton and Tracy Tormé
Producer: Todd Black
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 109 min.
Reviewer: Samantha Kubik