The Arrival

1996, Mystery & thriller/Sci-fi, 1h 49m

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Stylish and inventive, The Arrival offers a surprisingly smart spin on the alien invasion genre. Read critic reviews

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After astronomer Zane Zaminski (Charlie Sheen) discovers a radio transmission that originated from space, he tells his boss, Phil (Ron Silver), who ignores him. Zane is promptly fired, and decides to investigate the signal himself. When he discovers a return radio transmission from Mexico, he goes to explore. There he meets climate scientist Ilana Green (Lindsay Crouse), who is studying anomalies in gases in the area. Zane soon makes a shocking finding that puts him in great danger.

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