51 (film)

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51
51 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jason Connery
Produced by Courtney Solomon
Written by Kenny Yakkel
Starring Bruce Boxleitner
Rachel Miner
Vanessa Branch
Jason London
and John Shea
Editing by Andrew Bentler
Distributed by After Dark Films
Release dates
  • February 26, 2011 (2011-02-26)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1 million[1]

51 is an American horror film, which was directed by Jason Connery and starring Bruce Boxleitner and John Shea.[2]

Plot[edit]

Political and public pressure coerces the government into allowing two well-known reporters and their assistants limited access to the ultra-secretive Area 51. The group consists of 20-year news veteran Sam Whitaker; his camera-woman Mindy; Claire Fallon, an ambitious writer, journalist, and head of an acclaimed news blog called The Fact Zone; and her cameraman Kevin. The four tour the base and things go well for a while, but when one of the base's "occupants" attempts to liberate both himself and those of his fellow species, Area 51 changes from being a secured government facility to a place of horror.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The creature feature[3] was directed by Jason Connery[4] and written by Kenny Yakkel.[5] 51 began filming in April in Louisiana.[6]

Release[edit]

The film is to be released in theaters as part of "After Dark Originals" this fall.[7] It will also air as an original film on SyFy in 2011.[8]

Reception[edit]

Andrew Smith at Popcorn Pictures said 51 was 'so unimaginative and thin on story' that it was reflective of the current trend to 'play it safe, toe the line and make underwhelming films.'[9]

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