UFO Target Earth (1974)

USA, 1974
80m
35mm film, colour
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American science fiction film directed by Michael A. DeGaetano.

Plot Summary

An electronics expert picks up strange signals apparently coming from a nearby lake that he believes are from an alien spacecraft.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Michael A. de Gaetano
Jed Productions
Produced by: Michael A. de Gaetano
Written by: Michael A. de Gaetano
Director of Photography: Jerry Crowder
Sound Recordist: Alice Erber
Technical Consultant: L. Randall Edwards
Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Cast
Nick Plakias (Alan Grimes)
Cynthia Cline (Vivian)
La Verne Light (Dr. Mansfield)
Tom Arcuragi (Dan Rivers)
Phil Erickson (Dr. Whitham)
Brooks Clift (Gen. David Gallagher)
Martha Corrigan (woman on veranda)
Kathleen Long (planetarium receptionist)
Billy Crane (Alan)
Emily Bell

UFO interviews
Tom Harper (interviewer)
Ed Lynch (university professor)
Ida Agree (housewife)
Luann McMann, George Lafia (farm couple)
Johnny Baker, Sam Durrance (ranchers)

Alternative Titles

Target Earth – working title

Extracts included in
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002)
Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007)

References

Periodicals
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction no.300 (May 1974) pp95-96, 143 – review (Mishmosh redux by Baird Searles)
Variety 2 January 1974 p.4 – note (Centrum of Atlanta to Roll Sci-Fi Pic)

Books
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.409-410