Hangar 18 (1980) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.1/ 10 (1022 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Sunn Classic Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - July 1980
(Ireland) - 13 March 1981
(Portugal) - 4 February 1982
(Australia) - 6 May 1982
(Sweden) - 14 May 1982

Running Time

It started with an accident in space . . . and led to the terrifying secret in . . . HANGAR 18 Why won't they tell us?

alien, alien-space-craft, based-on-supposedly-true-story, conspiracy, decapitation, independent-film, number-in-title, outer-space, ufo, ufo-crash,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

Related Pictures

Pictures of Hangar 18 (1980) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Abbott, Philip as [Frank Morrison] <4>
  2. Bennett, Jesse as [MIB #4] <17>
  3. Bloch, Andrew (I) as [Neal Kelso] <12>
  4. Bristol, Robert (I) as [Helicopter Pilot] <18>
  5. Campanella, Joseph (I) as [Frank Lafferty] <5>
  6. Carroll, Ed E. as [MIB #3] <19>
  7. Clark, J.R. (I) as [Judd Gates] <20>
  8. Clyde, Craig as [Captain Wyatt] <21>
  9. Collins, Gary (I) as [Steve Bancroft] <1>
  10. Galt, John William as [NASA Official] <22>
  11. Hallick, Tom as [Phil Cameron] <7>
  12. Hampton, James (I) as [Lew Price] <3>
  13. Hepner, Ken as [Pilot] <24>
  14. Irving, Michael (I) as [MIB #1] <25>
  15. Katzman, Bruce (I) as [MIB #2] <26>
  16. Keats, Steven as [Paul Bannister] <8>
  17. Liakakis, Peter as [Barman] <27>
  18. McGavin, Darren as [Harry Forbes] <10>
  19. Noone, Chesley as (as Chet Norris) [A.F. Captain] <29>
  20. Osmond, Cliff as [Sheriff Barlow] <11>
  21. Pankin, Stuart as [Sam Tate] <13>
  22. Redford, H.E.D. as [CAPCOM Officer] <30>
  23. Robinson, Max (I) as [Payload Officer] <31>
  24. Robinson, Ocie as [A.F. Guard] <32>
  25. Ruud, Michael as [George Turner] <33>
  26. Schallert, William as [Professor Mills] <9>
  27. Vaughn, Robert (I) as [Gordon Cain] <2>
  28. Wilkinson, Scott (I) as [Flight Activity Officer] <34>
  29. Wynant, H.M. as [Flight Director] <15>
  30. Zuckert, Bill as [Ace Landon] <16>
  31. Bellwood, Pamela as [Sarah Michaels] <6>
  32. Carr, Betty Ann as [Flo Mattson] <14>
  33. Galvan, Anne as [Technician] <23>
  34. Macfarlane, Debrah as [Female Specimen] <28>


  1. Action
  2. Biography
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Thriller

Full Plot

Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with an UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campain some politicians try to hide the crashed UFO -- inside hangar 18. Kay Drangmeister During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite is rammed by an unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it's existence because of the near presidential elections. The UFO is brought to the secret hangar 18 and the accident is claimed to incompetence of the astronauts Bancroff and Price. But the two fight against this and try to hunt down the UFO. Tom Zoerner Plot not found

Total Business


Movie Certificate

12 (Iceland)
PG (Australia)
15 (Sweden)
PG (USA)(Approved No. 26784)
14 (Canada)(Nova Scotia)
AA (Canada)(Ontario)
G (Canada)(Quebec)
PG (Canada)(Manitoba)

Music Composers

  1. Cacavas, John
  2. Summers, Bob (I) (uncredited)


  1. Hipp, Paul (II)

Dress Designers

  1. Staheli, Julie


Frontier Amusements [ca] - (Canada)
Image Entertainment [us] - (laserdisc)
Nacional VĂ­deo [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) [us] - (1984) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Olive Films [us] - (2012) (Canada) (DVD)
Olive Films [us] - (2012) (USA) (DVD)
Succéfilm AB [se] - (Sweden) (theatrical)
Sunn Classic Pictures [us] - (1980) (USA) (theatrical)
Video for Pleasure (VFP) [nl] - (198?) (Netherlands) (video) (Betamax)
Worldvision Enterprises [us] - (video)

Film Editors

  1. Spence, Michael (I)


  1. Burton, Corey (I) (adr loop group)
  2. Hampton, Sanford (I) (assistant to producer)
  3. Kanefsky, Roberta (script supervisor: second unit)
  4. Saunders, Jackie (II) (script supervisor)


Steve Bancroft: Old buddy, the brakes are gone! Steve Bancroft: Are you all right? Lew Price: I'm fine, but the seat covers are ruined!

Other Titles

  1. Geheimsache Hangar 18 (1980) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  2. Invasion Force (1980) (ENG)

  3. Geheimsache Hangar 18 (1980) (GER)
    (West Germany)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Big Spring, Texas, USA
  2. Midland, Texas, USA - (Downtown scenes)


- This film was produced by Sunn Classic Pictures, the leading "four-wall" distributor of documentaries. Although this was a straight science fiction film, Sunn's TV spots promoted it as if it were another of their documentaries that would "reveal the truth about UFOs" even though the space shuttle which was used in the film had not yet had its first launch.