THE ARRIVAL (Theatrical Release USA 1996)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Arrival
-is an average film with a good, but not outstanding, storyline. Charlie Sheen does not seem to be the best casting choice for this film, but the movie still works for the audience who loves movies with the ‘aliens from other worlds’ theme.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A radio astronomer discovers a beam from outer space and finds every pursuit of that beam ends in severe curtailing of his work.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Twohy for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Robert W. Cort, Ted Field, and Lorenzo O’Brien for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Zane Zaminsky (Charlie Sheen), Ilana Green (Lindsay Crouse), Calvin (Richard Schiff), JPL Guard #1 (Shane), Phil Gordian/Mexican Guard (Ron Silver), Char (Teri Polo), Mrs. Roosevelt (Phyllis Applegate), Terraformer (Alan Coates), DOD #1 (Leon Rippy), DOD #2 (Buddy Joe Hooker), Co-worker (Javier Morga), Kiki (Tony T. Johnson), N.C.A.R. Woman (Catalina Botello), and Computer Tech (Georg Lillitsch).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. To some extent, this film works at the fair to middling level. It gets to its point in a 1,2,3 manner and is, therefore, easy to follow.

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