Watch the Sky (2017) Script

Shawny?

Wake up, my sweet boy.

Shawn, I have something really special I wanna show you.

We have to get going or we're gonna miss it, okay?

Mom?

Let's go.

Wake up.


Where do you think you're going?

Going on an adventure.

You never take me on any of your adventures.

Can I go?

Please?

Sorry, Stink, that's no.

Well, why?

Simple.

You smell.

You are so mean.

Hey!

Hey, geek face!

You know, I was actually thinking to myself how excited I was to see you this morning.

Really?

Then I puked in my mouth and the thought eventually subsided.

Subsided?

That's a big word for you, buddy.

You like that?

That was just for you.

Now get your gear in the rear and let's get this show on the road.

All right.

Son.

Hey, thanks for getting the supplies.

No problem, bro.

There's actually this really hot TA in my bio class this year, totally wants to do experiments on my bod, obviously.

So when you called asking for the stuff, I said, "Hey, let the experimentation begin."

Gross.

Help me, father.

They're all insane.

Purify them or just take them away from my life.

Either way is fine with me.

Father, please help us.

I can't do this on my own.

It's good to see you.

Good to see you, man.

What is that?

It's a map, smarty.

You don't have a GPS, Mr. Techy?

Of course I do.

It's just...

The age of machines and all, I feel like my generation depends on it way too much.

I mean, the average teenager doesn't know how to navigate a single block, let along, know how to use a simple map.

And the day will come when the sun decides to emit a large CME, whipping out our power grids.

How're we gonna get around?

Complete chaos.

That's deep, bro.

You managed to impress and depress me at the same time.

Stop pushing me then.

I just like my GPS because I like to listen to the sexy British chick.

"Turn left here.

"Make a u-turn."

Figures.

All right.

Head up to Woodshire Fields, take the 15 all the way north.

Woodshire?

That's where we went camping with Dad, right?

Yeah.

It's got a lot of land to conduct a successful launch.

All right.

Well that's a long haul.

I should probably go in and say hi to Dad then, right?

No, he's still asleep with Shannon.

Are you still being mean to her?

She's a good person, Shawn.

I don't understand why you're not being nice to her.

Give her a chance, you know?

I hate that he's trying to replace mom.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Shawn,

it's been three years, buddy.

I know that doesn't seem like a long time but Dad's gotta move on and Shannon is helping him do that.

Look at me.

Nobody can replace mom.

Nobody.

Wherever she is, she'd want Dad to be happy, right?

Yeah, I guess you're right.

Of course I'm right.

Besides, Shannon comes with a really cool little sister.

Step sister.

She stinks.

Okay.

She's a really cool, smelly little sister.

Well you don't have to live with her.

And give us life everlasting.

Amen.

Where in the hell is that woman?

Goddamn it, woman.

50 years ago, you used to be this hot little, spunky Italian thing.

Now you're ugly and slower than molasses.

And what the heck are you needing to pray for a whole hour about anyway, huh?

I was praying for your soul, dear.

And that the good Lord would take it soon.

Well the sooner the better, girlfriend.

Now I hope you didn't hide my pill bottle from me this time.

And why would I do that?

What?

And why would I do that?!

Damn.

I swear, between my bad hearing and you talking like you got a mouth full of oatmeal, no wonder we don't communicate.

Loving the tunes out here, bro.

What you reading, dork?

"Fire Fighter's Manual to Disaster Prevention."

You wanna be a fireman now?

Uncle Steve gave it to me.

He thought I'd like it because of my interest in extraterrestrials.

Extraterrestrials?

It's a fireman's book.

What's it got to do with ET?

Right now I'm reading chapter 16.

It's talking about the potential of UFO invasion, right?

And it says that fireman are our first line of defense against aliens.

What?

No way. Yeah.

You're messing with me.

Dude, it even gets into how radiation is an alien's natural defense.

It's really detailed.

That's crazy.

Why would a fire officer's book have something about an alien invasion?

It was written in 1992 by two veteran fire officers, one of which witnessed the Los Angeles air raid of '42.

Los Angeles air raid?

What is that?

Oh, come on.

Are you kidding me?

No, nothing.

Oh god.

Sorry, space man.

I can't believe you're my brother.

Hey, the feeling is mutual.

All right, well, it was 1942, three months after the US declared their part in World War II, when the Los Angeles Air Defense Unit went into full affect for the first time ever.

Army forts all across the coast line fired thousands of shells into the night sky and then they just stopped.

The event is still in question to this day.

That is insane.

Yeah, right?

Well, hey, maybe it was just, you know, like a training exercise masked as an alien invasion, right?

Scare the masses, mind control.

Or it coulda been the aliens doing a little experiment.

Trying to test our military's defenses.

Speaking of experiment, I think we're here.

Oh, this is gonna be awesome.

I'm just saying, where did you put my pill?

In the medicine cabinet.

Yeah, even though I take them at the damn table.

What in Sam Hill?

Oh my.

Is it dead?

Oh, it looks really sick.

Maybe we should call a vet.

A vet?

What the heck's that look like to you, woman, huh?

A chihuahua?

Oh no.

I, no, I...

Call a vet.

Oughta have one take your butt out to pasture.

Oh my.

I swear, if Roberto's been feeding these damn cows churros again, I'll send his butt back to Mexico.

It's all right, girl.

We'll just take a look at you.

I think she's pregnant.

Aw!


That kid's gotta start getting in the habit of telling me where he's going.

He can't just bolt out of here first thing in the morning without giving me his exact location.

That's enough water.

And letting me know when he's gonna be home.

You really want his exact location, why don't you just put a GPS in his tush and you'll know where he is 24/7.

A GPS, huh?

You know, I'm the sheriff in this town.

I can make that happen.

Oh.

Might go against the Constitution, but hey, he's my kid.

I can enslave him all I want, right?

That's right because you're the sheriff.

That's right.

Ew.

I know he told us he's doing his science experiment with Michael.

I don't remember him mentioning anything about a science experiment with Michael.

Well, he told me.

Well that's just what I'm talking about.

He tells you.

He doesn't tell me anything.

Doesn't respect me, doesn't respect the rules of the house.

You know, the kid's got me on a pain on my list.

It's gotta stop.

I just think it's little difficult for him, you know?

With us living here together.

It's gotta be hard.

Why don't you just give him some time and a little bit of space?

Space?

Shannon, have you seen this kid's room?

The kid lives in space, okay?

I mean, he sits in there 24/7, you know?

He's playing on his little gadgets and his games.

When he does emerge from his star ship, he comes out here for dinner, zone out on that tablet thing and turns into a zombie.

I've asked him not to do that.

Well, we have to ask him again.

He should get outside every once and awhile.

Play some sports.

Emily, don't do that.

Do him some good.

Get a little exercise.

Right.

Heck, at this point, I wouldn't mind if he got into a little trouble now and then.

Yeah, he's never gonna be like Michael.

You know that, right?

I'm not saying that, okay?

I'm just saying the behavior has got to stop.

It has been going on since.

You know, I just think the kids still miss their mom.

You know?

I think they're still grieving.

So why don't you just show up and show them some love?

Hello?

What?

Okay, okay.

I'll be out there in 15 minutes.

Why, is she conscious?

Well have Steve and his guys go out to the farm ASAP.

As old as she is, she's gonna need an ambulance.

Robert, yes, the whole treatment.

All right.

Yep.

Chief!

Yeah?

Forgot your lunch.

Oh, thank you.

You're welcome.

Don't forget, Emily's softball game is today.

Oh, how could I forget that, huh?

You're gonna choke up on that bat like I taught you.

Yeah, I will.

I'll be rooting for you.

Okay, thanks.

Oh!

Whoa!

I'm fine. I'm fine.

Be careful out there.

Are you kidding?

In this town?

Love you.

Okay, here we are...

Shoot.

Okay.

Here we are at base camp 237, beginning phase one of Operation Moon Ballon.

As you can see, this is my lovely assistant, Michael.

He's my biological brother.

Why and how I'm related to such an inferior species, my mind will never comprehend.

Want me to drop this on your head?

No, you may continue.

Come on, Robert.

What the hell?


Robert?

Is all that tape really necessary?

Hey, Sheriff.

Christ, Steve.

Every time, so good.

Man, how many times have I told you?

You can not do stuff like that on site.

It's unprofessional.

Yeah.

Do I work for you?

Oh no, that's right.

Barney Fife does.

Tough break.

Real funny.

Wise ass.

Good to see you.

Yeah, you too.

You are unbelievable.

And you.

Robert, did you get a little tape-happy this morning?

What's the story there?

Sorry if I went a little overboard.

It's not everyday I get to set up an office crime scene.

I gave him a coloring book to try and keep him occupied.

But the tape was just too shiny.

You know what, ever since we were kids, it's always with the jokes.

Are you ever gonna grow up?

You're right.

Serious question though.

Does Carol have your balls in a jar beneath the sink or is it like a Tupperware situation?

See?

All right, guys, enough of the shenanigans you guys.

I's too early in the morning for this, all right?

What crawled up your butt?

Sorry.

Michael came and picked up Shawn this morning.

Didn't tell me where they're going.

Don't know where they are.

You want me to put it out on the radio?

Have the fellas keep an eye out?

No.

It's okay, Robert.

So what's the story with Martha, here?

Did she and Ted get into it again?

Honestly, man, none of this makes any sense.

We did get some of the story from dispatch though.

What'd you hear?

Well, Roberto, caretaker of the place, says he hears Martha screaming bloody murder.

Takes off from the barn over there, comes over.

Finds her on the ground screaming, "The tall man!

"The tall man took Ted into the field!"

And then she passes out.

And she ran, what?

All the way from the truck.

That's gotta be 80 yards.

Something like that.

More like, about 91.

I might say an even 88.

You didn't even play football.

Okay, so it was a touchdown, right?

Are we agreed on that?

A football field.

Something must've scared the bejesus out of her for her to run that far.

She is not a runner.

No, she's real old.

Thanks, Steve.

What about the dead cow?

Animal attack?

Coyote maybe?

I'm not so sure about that but it looks like the stomach just kind of exploded.

Roberto would know if they had any coyote problems around here, wouldn't he?

Maybe.

Hey, Roberto.


Translation?

Basically, when he was a little kid, his grandma used to tell him stories about a creature or something called a Kukulkan and it'd come get him if he didn't go to sleep.

But he's saying it's real and it's here.

The Kukulkan?

And what is that, exactly?

War serpent.

Great.

Appreciate it, chief.

Adios.

So he speaks English?

Apparently.

Okay, here we are at our command center, where we have our trusted computers, a hard drive and...

Just start with an introduction of myself and the project.

I'll edit this in later.

Hi, I'm Shawn Neary and I'm about to embark on an ambitious mission.

I will be the youngest scientist--

You're not a scientist.

I will be the youngest scientist to send a camera 20 miles into the upper atmosphere and capture amateur video of space.

Okay.

Here, we have our trusty command center where we have our laptops and my mini satellite dish which will hopefully receive and record video signal from our space shuttle, the Neary One.

She will transmit, via live feed, to the computers, which will then download on to a hard drive and...

What the heck do you think you're doing?

Trying to annoy you.

Well you succeeded.

I'm messing with you, bro.

Look, your project's going to be a success.

I'm here to help you all I can, okay?

Hey, man, thanks for using your spring break to help me out with this.

It means a lot and I'm just glad you decided to come.

Of course.

I'm always here for you, bro.

Besides, college has many breaks.

The whole thing is pretty much one big vacation actually.

You'll see.

Actually, college isn't necessary.

This project is my application to Sky Watch.

Sky Watch?

What's Sky Watch?

They're a group of people at the University of Puerto Rico's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

They study the statistics of comets and asteroids in order to investigate the dynamic evolution of the solar system.

Okay, Einstein.

Before you go shipping off into deep space, why don't you show me how all this works?

Einstein was a physicist, not an astronomer.

Yes.

Yes, of course.

All right, Robert, I want you to get back.

Put out an APB on this tall man, all right?

Anybody over six feet.

Any stranger's gonna stick out in this town.

Yes, sir.

You don't think that' a little vague?

Anybody over six feet?

Hello, I could be a suspect.

Why would that surprise anyone?

Nice.

I'll get on it right away.

So Ted was taken into a field.

Do we know where this field is?

I would assume there's a trail.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

And did we follow it, guys?

Yes.

Yes?

Good answer.

And what did we find?

What?

What?

Let's show him the slime.

Slime?


What is that?

That...

We have no idea what that is.

Robert, get back to the office.

Get going on that APB, all right?

Yes sir, right away.

Hey.

Let me know as soon as Martha wakes up.

Yes, sir.

I wanna get a statement going.

I wanna get a composite as well.

Okay, who do you wanna use to do the composite?

I've seen Polly's art.

It aint that good.

Why don't you try Jane?

She's a pretty good artist.

Emily's teacher?

Ask her if she'll do us a favor, all right?

Okay, I'm on it.

You know, if Ted was indeed dragged through this whole cornfield, he would've broken every bone in his body.

Right?

Whoever was dragging him woulda been having to move at a pretty fast clip to clear this path.

Yeah, but there's no blood.

That's not all.

Hey, come on, look at this.

Oh man.

What in the hell?

I don't get it, man.

How can somebody drag a guy through this and then just disappear like it's nothing?

You think we're dealing with a real murder case?

Steve, slow down, man.

You know, we don't even have a body yet.

For all I know, Ted could be chasing one of his cows, trying to stop it from getting away, man, I don't know.

Look, I'm not gonna start jumping to conclusions.

I don't want the whole town getting into a panic over nothing.

All right.

This is way more than you and I can handle alone, man.

We're gonna have to get a search party going.

Okay.

You want me to call my guys?

No.

Keep them as backup.

Let's get some of the local farmers involved, see if they'd be willing to help out.

Ted's 89 years old.

You know, I mean, he can't be that far.

Or can he?

Oh, will you give me a break, man?

Momma always said you were closed-minded.

Dad always said you were gullible.

Good one.

He didn't really say that, did he?

That's messed up.

Be safe, dude.

You too, brother.

Continuing on.

You ready, Shawn?

This is the Neary One and we are going to send it into space with the help of a weather balloon.

Here, in the forward control thrust, we have a pen-sized camera which will record 24 frames per second at 1080p HD into the internal hard drive.

Down here, under the belly, we have a GPS tracking device, which transmits coordinates to my GPS tracker down here on Earth.

Now, I estimate that the weather balloon should carry the Neary One 20 miles or 105 thousand, 600 feet.

Just scratching the upper atmosphere.

As it reaches max altitude, the weather ballon will burst and the parachute will deploy, slowing it's decent to Earth.

I should capture amazing footage, never before recorded by a civilian.

Ever since the day John F. Kennedy announced his mission to the moon until today, NASA owned the skies.

Today, I, Shawn Neary, will go where no man--

Boy.

Has gone before.

Okay, it's a beautiful day with low winds and the FAA has given us clearance to launch.

As you can see, the Neary One's been equipped with the necessary devices and is now being attached to the weather balloon.

Okay, now we're going to begin filling the weather ballon with helium.

No, you're doing it wrong.


Let's go, guys! Out of the truck, come on!

Get the cargo, let's go!

Off the lid, on the ground.

Let's go, double time!

Hold, sir.

Whoa, easy.

What's going on here?

Nothing to worry about, sir.

We're just preparing for a routine training exercise.

Routine training exercise?

On whose authority?

The United States Army.

I'm Corporal Carpio and local authorities have been notified by my superiors.

Again, sir, this is just a--

Routine training exercise, yeah.

I get it corporal.

What I don't get is, one, I'm the only authority in this town and I haven't been notified of anything and two, this base has been abandoned for over a decade.

Listen, as small as this town is, I'm responsible for the people in it.

If there's something going on, I need do know about it.

Sir, we'll let you know if your assistance is required.

Have to get back to my post.

Right.

Why do I have a feeling I won't be getting that phone call?

Okay, let's start the countdown.

We're go for liftoff in T-minus ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.

Ignition.

We have liftoff!

Catch it, mom.

Robert, in my office, please.

Yes, sir?

First off, how many times do I have to tell you?

Stop with the "sir," okay?

You're my superior, John.

I think it's only professional.

Look, as your superior officer, I'm ordering you, stop with the "sir," okay?

Yes...

All right.

Okay.

Now have we gotten any calls into this is office about the army moving into the old base, conducting some kind of training exercise?

No call from the army.

But we did get a lot of calls from the locals who sure noticed their presence in town today.

Yeah, yeah.

I mean, how can you miss them?

They're rolling in like they own the place.

I haven't seen anybody over in that old base, except for old Henry when he's cutting the grass.

Yeah, he has a contract with the government to keep the place operational, I think.

Do you want me to give him a call and see if he knows anything?

Yeah.

Yeah, that wouldn't hurt.

There is something else.

Plate's not full enough today?

What is it?

I stopped by the McTiernan farm on the way back in town.

All two dozen of their cows were found dead with their stomachs burst open.

Just like Ted's place.

What?

Yep and no blood.

So now it's Ted's farm and the McTiernan's, right?

Uh uh.

We're actually having similar reports in from the entire county.

What?

Not to ruin the wonderful, god-given experience, but it's almost like...

Like what?

Like what, Robert?

Don't keep me in suspense.

Like when my wife gave birth to our kids.

Okay, thanks for that.

No blood.

Just this oozing slime and wet air.

Okay, yes, thank you for the image, I appreciate it.

All right, get some deputies out to these farms.

Start getting some statements going.

I wanna know what kind of issues they've been having with their livestock.

When it all started happening.

Will do.

Do you think this could be some kind of pandemic?

Highly doubt it.

Lord help us if it is.

I mean, we're not equipped to deal with anything like this.

John, we just got a call from the hospital.

Martha just woke up and she's speaking with the nurses.

Good, good.

All right.

Robert, have Steve call me over at the hospital.

I wanna get that search up, ASAP.

Sure thing but don't you want me with you on the search?

No, Steve and I got that covered.

I want you to start on those statements, all right?

And call Henry.

I wanna know what's going on at that army base.

Okay. Right away.

Oh and don't forget Emily's softball game this afternoon.

Well assuming this thing didn't get sucked into a jet engine, we should probably pack up and start tracking it, huh?

Oh no.

We won't get any coordinates until it starts its descent.

Probably won't even get a video signal.

Need to check the satellite since they're so far out in outer space.

I need a boost from another source.

Which is impossible.

What about your sat dish?

Short range.

Not even close to powerful enough.

Why is it even here?

Scientist must have his toys.

So you mean you're full of it.

You could say that.

So how is Dad?

He's okay, I guess.

Works long hours, comes home late.

I think he still really missed you around the house.

I just don't feel at home.

Well, dad and I were always really close.

Just like you and Mom were really close.

Dad just misses the way things used to be when we were all together as a family.

I guess you're right.

I just wish I was more like you.

You know?

More like me?

I wish I was more like you.

You're a hell of a lot smarter than I am, Shawn.

I mean, look at what you're doing.

A kid your age thinking about space exploration?

Me, I just pissed high school away.

Having fun, going to parties.

Kinda like I'm doing now.

Yeah but you always had the buddies and even girlfriends.

Man, I'm known as Michael Neary's little nerd brother.

I feel like a complete outcast sometimes.

Shawn, look at me.

You are not an outcast.

Okay?

People are just afraid of what they don't understand.

You're on a completely different level and it won't take long for them to figure that out.

I promise.

How would you know?

Man, you were the popular one.

And any brother would say that.

You remember what Mom used to say?

Everybody has something about them that makes them special.

The trick is you have to figure out what it is.

Shawn, you have figured it out and you're the most special person I've ever met.

I miss her.

So do I.

Hey, Martin.

Johnathon, good to see you.

Yeah, yeah.

You taking care of yourself?

Yeah, I'm good.

Yeah?

The kids all right?

Kids are good, yeah.

We're good.

Still a bit of an adjustment period.

That's good to hear.

Well I assume you're here to see Martha.

Yeah, I heard she's awake.

I'm gonna go ask her a few questions, all right?

Good seeing you.

Hey, John, do you mind if we speak just a minute more?

Of course.

Yeah, what is it?

Well, we ran some blood tests on Martha and found--

What?

She has acute radiation syndrome.

How is that possible?

I don't know.

But see, she has high blood pressure.

So every month we do blood panels on her.

So I went back to the chart three weeks ago and there was nothing.

There were no abnormalities.

Her blood cell count was normal.

But now it's dropping like her IV is hooked up to a nuclear reactor.

That's weird.

I mean, besides exhaustion, she seemed to want peace.

Well, I'll tell you what I find even more troubling.

She doesn't present the normal symptoms of nausea or vomiting or abnormal pain.

But with numbers like these, my god, she may not last the night.

Jane, thank you for coming on such short notice.

I really appreciate it.

No problem at all, you know me.

Plus, it takes me out of the house and away from grading papers.

Good.

How's she doing?

She's been in and out of it all day.

They have her pretty heavily sedated.

Apparently when she came to, she thought she was still on the farm and she was screaming at the top of her lungs about the tall man.

Tall man, I've heard this before.

I did have her describe him to me and I do have a sketch for you.

Great.

What is this, Jane?

John, that's exactly what she described to me.

Martha?

Martha, can you hear me?

Martha?

Martha?

Martha?

Grandma.

Martha, I need you to tell me what happened this morning.

Okay?

I need you to tell me what happened to Ted.

It's my fault.

What's your fault, Martha?

I prayed to God and he made it happen.

They...

They took my poor husband.

Who's they, Martha?

Who took Ted?

Devils.

There are devils everywhere, John.

We were not pure in our souls.

We were not kind to each other.

We...

We...

That's why they've come.

They've come to take all of us.

Yes.

And it is my fault.

It's all my fault.

It's all my fault.

It's all my fault.

Oh, I'm so sorry.

They've come to take us all.

So where did you come up with the idea for this anyways?

Well, it was at Emily's birthday party.

She had all her friend's over.

They were all having such a great time.

And there she was.


You shoulda pushed that kid out of the way and talked to her.

The girl?

Yeah.

No.

Even if I had the courage to, I would've totally missed the sign.

The sign?

What sign?

The balloon.

Had I spent my time talking to that girl, it would've meant the balloon going up without me seeing it.

It was all part of her plan.

Well, I guess that's one way to look at it.

Well, I hope we're done by five.

I gotta kick it with Bill and Tim tonight.

Got big plans.

We're not gonna be back by five.

What're you talking about, dude?

Shawn, they're throwing me a welcome home party.

I mean, I gotta be there.

This thing's going 20 miles into the upper atmosphere.

Once it pops, depending on the wind direction, it could land anywhere within a 30 to 60 mile radius.

There's no telling where this thing could land and it's imperative that we find it or else this is all for nothing.

Well that's just great, bro.

I thought this was only going to last a couple of hours.

What gave you that idea?

Man, okay, granted, I told Shannon I'd be home by dinner, but that's not till 8:30.

I don't know, Shawn, I thought we were gonna come out here and I'd fly this thing on a kite or something.

I didn't think we were gonna be exploring deep-frickin-space.

Sorry, dude.

Is that dude watching us?

Are you sure he's watching us?

Yeah, he was totally watching us.

Maybe it's just a park ranger checking on what we're going.

No.

Didn't look like any park ranger I've ever seen.

Kinda creepy.

Yeah?

All right, hold on one second.

Hey, you know, we gave it a shot.

Jane, I really wanna thank you for coming in.

Yeah, of course, anytime.

Oh and Jane, I think we should probably keep this between you and me for now.

Sure, John, I understand.

Steve, talk to me.

I got all the troops gathered up here at the fruit tree orchard.

We're right were the tracks go off into oblivion, man.

We're ready to rock when you get here.

That's great. That's great.

I'm here with Martha right now, but it looks like we're hitting a dead end with her.

All right, well Stan, Rick and Billy showed up fully loaded, man.

I think things are about to get weird.

Hell, even Jurassic Bob showed up.

You need to get down here, man.

Hey, look, you keep those guys in line and keep them calm until I get there, all right?

All right, bro, see you soon.

Oh, family.

Neary residence, This is Emily, may I help you?

Hi, Emily, it's John.

Oh, hi John.

Are you gonna go to my game?

Me and mom were just getting ready.

Sweetheart, I can't make it to your game today.

I'm stuck at work.

Look, I'll totally make it up to you, all right?

Tomorrow we'll go out in the yard, we'll play some catch and then I'll take you for some ice cream afterwards, huh?

How about that?

Okay.

I'm totally up for a little C and C.

"Catch and Cream," you got it.

We're on.

Is your Mom around?

She's getting ready.

Do you want me to go get her?

Just tell her that I'll call her later, all right?

Okay.

See ya.

Bye, hun.


Oh my god.

It's working!

Michael, it's working!

Michael!

It's working.

We're getting a signal.

Oh my god, it's working!

The Neary One's streaming live footage and we're recording!

But how?

This thing's not even close to powerful enough.

It shouldn't start streaming till descent.

Are we looking at outer space?

No, it's the upper atmosphere but we're really close.

We did it!

We actually did it!

Thank you so much!

I'm gonna be famous!

Hey!

We will be famous.

Man, look at that!

That's our planet.

Can you believe how small we are in the universe?

Why is it bouncing around like that?

Well, with the high altitude, the atmosphere...

What?

It stopped.

What the hell is that, Shawn?

Shawn?

Shawn?

Shawn, what the hell is that?

Shawn?!

I don't know.

Holy shit!

What are you doing?

Thermal.

Invisibility cloak.

What?

Thermal?

Invisibility cloak?

Shawn, what the hell are you talking about?

I found it!

I'm applying a thermal filter to the footage.

Why?

Heat censoring.

What are you talking about, Shawn?!

We need to find that shuttle.

Oh my god, Michael!

We actually did it!

We made contact with extraterrestrials!

Dude, my name will be in every scientific journal.

I'll be all over television.

Okay, so the Neary One's been descending for 15 minutes now.

Yeah, here it is.

Looks like it's touching down 45 miles from us.

Hopefully not in a lake or else you'll be swimming, Michael.

Michael?

Hey, what're you doing?

Michael, we can't stop here!

We need to get to the shuttle.

Aliens, Shawn!

Aliens.

I mean, what the hell?

I just like...

I mean...

You know how this changes everything, Shawn?

You know how this...

What this means?

I mean, I don't know what I mean.

This is just a lot for me to handle.

Michael.

I just need a minute. I just need a minute.

It's okay.

It's okay.

We just need to get there.

Wouldn't the government know about this?

They have to know about this!

I mean, what if they invade us?!

Michael, they've known for a very long time.

Okay, Mr. Conspiracy Theory.

It's a bit late to call me that, don't you think?

Jeez.

We gotta call somebody.

We gotta call the cops or something.

Call the cops?!

Are you insane?!

Michael, we can't call the cops.

Okay, calm down.

Calm down?!

Do you understand what you're saying?

If we call the cops, they'll definitely take the footage away.

They might even put us away.

No one can know what we have.

We should at least call Dad.

Dad is the authorities.

What don't you understand?

Man!

We could even get in trouble for--

What?

We could even get in trouble for what, Shawn?

What?!

Remember when I said the FAA gave us clearance to launch?

Yes, and?

They didn't.

They sent me a letter of denial earlier this week.

Oh, that's brilliant, Shawn.

Which makes total sense now.

They don't want anyone knowing about the aliens.

Come on, Shawn, they couldn't possible have known about--

Couldn't possibly what?

What's not remotely possible after what we've just seen?

Hmm?

I just wanted to get laid tonight.

Oh god.

Let's go!

Get on out there, Shandra.

Danae.

What's your name?

It doesn't matter, hit a home run. Let's go!

Go pirates!

Let's go!

All right, come on!

Let's get in there and make a home run!


Woo hoo!

Hey, Shannon.

Hi, Diane.

How you doing?

I'm good.

How're you doing?

Oh good, good.

All right, who's next?

Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!

Get in there!

Let's go, Pirates!

Come on, win that game!

Go! Go! Go!

So things are good between you and John, I assume.

Right?

Yeah, of course.

Yeah, thanks for being concerned.

Good.

I'm so glad that he's doing so well after everything.

I mean, Laurie, she as just a really good friend of ours.

He's been lucky.

He's got you here to get him through it.

Right.

Well thank you for your concern, Diane.

I really appreciate that.

That's what I'm here for.

Go Pirates!

Let's go!

Woo hoo!

Some of the other mothers and I, we were talking.

You know, about what happened this morning.

At poor Ted and Martha's.

Do you know how Martha's holding up?

No.

I mean, Johnny doesn't bring anything home.

He just doesn't want to upset me, you know?

So this is probably one of those local disputes or something, I'm sure.

Go! That's right!

Run that base!

Go!

Shannon, you don't know what happened?

You really don't know what happened?

Is it their infamous fight?

What?

What could it be?

No.

Supposedly this group of men kidnapped Ted.

They were tall and Martha tried to fight them off but they left her for dead on the side of the road.

Are you kidding me?

No.

That's what I heard.

Let's go!

Come on!

Let's go, Emily!

There's Emily.

She looks so cute in the uniform.

Emily!

Emily.

Emily.

Listen, I need you to keep your eye on the ball, okay?

Follow it all the way in.

Remember what we talked about?

You're gonna, it's gonna.

Okay, you got this.

Great, okay.

I'll be...

Just...

Okay.

All right, okay.

Okay, here we go.

Emily!

Woo! Woo!

I did it! I did it!

Woo! Woo! Woo!

Woo!


Emily?


Are you okay?

Mhmm.

See if we can call John again.

Come on, Shannon, pick up.

I don't know why I can't get through.

I'll try to call one more time.

For Christ sakes.

John is here now.

He's going to explain the plan to everybody, okay?

I see you got this.

Do something.

All right.

All right, hey.

Let's all settle down.

Let's quiet down.

Just settle down, all right?

Everybody!

Everybody, shut up!

Thank you, Bob.

Yeah, whatever.

All right, look.

I wanna thank everybody for coming out today.

I know it's hot out here but I know I can speak for everybody when we say we're all thinking about Martha, hoping her a speedy recovery, all right?

We can also say we come bearing great gifts for the men who kidnapped my Uncle Ted.

This is not a manhunt.

It's a search and rescue, guys.

There's been no signs of any suspicious activity.

How could you say that, Sheriff?

We've all seen the government moving in here with their military vehicles and Ted going missing adds fuel to the fire.

Yeah!

Ever since they moved in, there's been nothing but unexplained, weird things going on.

I mean, look at our livestock.

Our cows are dropping dead like flies, right and left.

They have stomachs ripped open like some kind of voodoo experiment gone wrong.

Something sure spooked my cows.

They won't even step out into the pasture to graze.

Have to admit, Sheriff.

It can't all be coincidence, this weird stuff happening when they move into town.

First they take out livestock, then they're gonna come take our lands and next thing you know, they're gonna want our guns and we will fight!

This is about to go sideways. Do something.

Yeah, I know.

Hey, look, nobody's gonna take your life stock.

Nobody's gonna take your land.

But how do you know, Sheriff?

Do you have any answers at all to what's going on around here?

No, all right.

At this point in time, I don't have all the facts, guys.

But I do know that Ted's out there and he's probably hurt and needs our help.

The longer we stay here, fighting amongst ourselves, the longer he's out there needing us.

Okay?

You're right, Sheriff.

We're with you.

Right everyone?

Yeah, old Ted was my chief in the Navy.

As brave as they come and we never leave one of ours behind.

So we're with you, Sheriff.

Oh please, let me know what's happening here!

Come on!

This isn't a manhunt.

I'm asking you all, hand over your weapons.

Oh, no, no, no.

No way.

It's a precaution.

I don't want anybody getting hurt out there.

See, it's starting now!

This is marshal law.

Rick, hey, I don't want any trouble from you today, all right?

We're all heading out in these fields together and the last thing we need is somebody to get shot on accident.

Steve, here, is gonna collect your guns.

Thanks.

Hey, everyone's gonna get their guns back at the end of the day.

It's a promise, all right?

My cold dead hands.

Seriously?

Rick.

Now I want us all heading out into these fields behind me.

I wanna split up into groups of two.

We can cover more ground that way, all right?

Billy?

Yes, Sheriff?

Hey, I want you to hightail it out front.

All right, take the lead.

Steve and I will be in the back.

You whistle out if you hear anything, understood?

I'd be honored too, sir, will do.

Grab the revolver.

Thought you weren't expecting any trouble.

Close encounters, man.

That's actually a good idea.

Before we get started, I wanted to ask.

Martha, you didn't get anything from her?

I ran into Dr. Martin.

He said she's suffering from radiation poisoning.

High doses.

She's not gonna make it through the night.

Radiation?

Yeah and get this.

Jane, her sketch,

it looks like a--

Like what?

A demon.

The tall man?

Look, it coulda been the medication.

She was doped up pretty good.

You heard from the boys?

No, why?

I didn't want to bring it up.

Jeez, you got my attention now.

What is it?

There's this book I gave Shawn.

Sort of an old fireman's manual on how to deal with emergency situations.

There's a chapter in there that deals with aliens and how to combat an attack if they ever invaded.

You're yanking my chain, right?

Come on, Steve.

Listen, stick with me.

None of us too it seriously in rookie training, okay?

We passed it off as some B.S. from the '50s, but think about it.

Ted missing.

Martha sick.

The cows. The Military coming into town.

You don't think something really weird is going on?

You believe that Ted was...

Abducted?

Aliens?

Space ships overhead?

I mean, what're you talking about?

It's stupid.

You're right.

Right?

Am I right?

Yeah.

Let's go.

You are something else, man.


How much further is it, Shawn?

Not too far, now.

Eventually you'll have to pull over to Jenjuin's Trail.

Looks like it finally landed five miles from us in the Paiute Indian park range.

Jenjuins.

That's a weird name.

Highly appropriate.

Paiute Indians were known for creating stories of Jenjuins, or flying canoes.

Golden strangers coming down from the skies.

Fly canoes, yeah.

Let's just hope they have good intentions.

At least we know they exist.

Man, this is like finding the missing link.

Yeah, except for Sasquatch won't zap you with his ray gun.

Put your head in a jar for examination.

Here it is!

Pull over here by this trail.

It's gonna be great.


You ready for this, Shawn?

Yep.

Let's do it.

You sure you're reading that thing right, bro?

Yeah, we're going the right direction.

Shouldn't be too far now.

Half a mile.

You think anybody else knows about them?

Of course, man.

Alien sightings have been reported for centuries starting with the Mayans.

You go to their temples in Mexico and you can see the evidence carved all across their walls.

Too bad that the government takes away all the evidence.

They've been putting down conspiracy theorists for years.

Most people think it's a joke simply because it's how the government wants it to me perceived.

You're something else, Shawn, you know that?

Dad says that to me a lot.

Why do you think they're here?

Probably to study us.

They traveled all this way just to probe our butts?

Yeah, I doubt that, Shawn.

Travel for them isn't like travel for us.

They travel by interdimensional means.

Interstellar travel.

They travel from universe to universe through wormholes, until now, anyway.

What got you into all this stuff?

What?

You know, Aliens, conspiracy theories.

I've never met anybody so passionate about this stuff.

I think I've always been fascinated by the truth.

And I think mom taught me that there's more to life than we see everyday.


When this gets out, everything's gonna change.

Society, religion.

I don't think so.

I think that history has shown us that in times of great peril--

Oh shit!

What are you doing?

What's wrong?

The trees.

Oh my god.

Michael, there's nothing there.

Dude, there's nothing there.

It's probably a raccoon or something.

Jeez, so much for bonding.

I just got startled is all, Shawn.

That's ammunition for later, my friend.

Oh, you want ammunition?

How about I leave you in the wood with your alien friends?

Oh no, dude, come on.

So tough.

Oh, come on man.

Last one up the hill gets their butt probed.


Whoa.


Ugh.

Hey.

Maybe we shouldn't.

Cow mutilation.

You think that they had something to do with it?

What else would?

I don't know.

Leatherface.

Be serious.

I did hear a theory about cows being used an incubators.

Maybe most of these are female.

Baby aliens.

Fantastic.

We need to document this for posterity.

Jesus.

So many of them.

I'm never eating a hamburger again.

Look, Micheal, there it is!

We found it!

Great.

Great, bro.

I didn't think I'd be climbing trees today.

Hop to it, old man.

God, I spoil you.

Come on, we need to get to that shuttle.

Hey, I gotta protect the bod.

Keep your panties on.

Go!

You're about to do it yourself.

Come on, Michael, you're almost there.

How's it look?

Perfect condition.

We can check the footage when we get back to the...

I wanna see that creepy freaking alien ship again.

Shawn.

Shawn, what do we do?

Shawn.

Shawn!

Shawn!

Wake up, my sweet boy.

Shawn, honey, watch the sky.

What's gonna happen, Mom?

You'll see, watch.

There they are.

Oh, wow.

Isn't it beautiful?

It's amazing.


Shawn, honey?

Yeah, what is it, Mom?

I have to talk to you about something, okay?

What's wrong?

I'm...

Yeah, what is it?

I just want you to know that I love you with all my life.

And no matter what happens, I will always be with you.

I know, Mom.

I love you too.

I know.

Always.

Keep watching.

It's beautiful.


Oh my gosh, the shuttle!

They left it.

My head.

Did they probe me?

I don't feel any different.

Michael, look, they left the shuttle.

They didn't take it.

Shawn.

Shawn, we gotta get that to the authorities.

We gotta get that to dad.

I can't believe what just happened.

They showed me something.

What is it, buddy?

I saw...

I saw...

What?

Mom.

I saw her again, Michael.

I don't understand, how?

This whole experiment, I was just trying to contact mom and tell her how much I love and miss her.

Oh, Shawn.

Mom's not in a place that--

I know, I know.

I just thought this would bring me closer to her somehow.

God, it was so real.

I can actually smell and touch her again.

And that night, that night she knew she was sick.

That's why she brought me to the field.

She wanted to tell me but she couldn't.

I miss her too, buddy.

Shawn.

Shawn, look at me.

They showed me something too.

Something horrible.

We have to get to Dad.

You understand?


It's no coincidence we found them.

They lead us to that tree.

They wanted to make contact.

There's gotta be some sort of message they want us to deliver.

But to who?

We gotta get home.

What I'm talking about is they let us have that for a reason, Shawn.

Gotta get home.

Gotta get this to Dad right away.

Okay, well for safety reasons, I don't think we should tell anybody about this--

No, Shawn, we have to get this to the pubic!

What'd they show you?

It wasn't good.

I think we overstayed our welcome.

Hey.

Maybe we should call it for the night.

I mean, we've been searching for ours and Ted's trail went cold miles ago.

We're all about spent.

It's too dark out here, boss.

Does our families no good if we all get lost out here.

We're way off the reservation.

I don't even know whose land we're on.

I think it's the government's now.

Oh yeah.

Isn't this Henry's old place?

This is Henry's land.

Was until they sold it to Uncle Sam some years ago.

I used to hear some really weird sounds coming from this place when we were kids.

We used to play up in those hills right up over there.

Yeah, my dad used to tell us ghost stories, keep us up at night.

Used to tell us there was an Indian burial ground around here but we never did find it.

Are you kidding me?

Indian burial ground?

Can we not hang out right here?

Exactly when did Henry sell this land?

Hey, everybody!

I found something!

What is it, Billy?

I was taking a leak under this tree, here, when I looked up.

How the hell did it get way up there?

What in the name of sweet baby Jesus?

I want everyone to get home as soon as possible.

Got it?

Split up into groups of two, just like before.

I don't want anyone getting lost out here, all right?

You got it, Sheriff.

Call your guys out, cut him down from there.

What in the hell are we dealing with, Steve?

I don't know.

The cows, all right?

They're using them.

You're right, they're using them to make some kind of army.

An army?

What are they gonna do, attack?

Right.

They let us have that shuttle for a reason, Shawn.

They're on our side but not everyone's gonna make it.

We have to get to dad.

Come on, Shawn, have you not filmed enough already?

No.

We need to document everything.

Society needs to know what happened.

Okay, I'm grabbing the hard drive from the shuttle.

All right, now plugging it into the computer.

Let's hope for the best.

Come on, come on.

Okay, transferring footage.

Here it is.

We've got the entire flight and footage of the UFO.

Wait a minute.

There's some sort of foreign language.

I can't make it out.

Do you hear that?

Yeah, what is that?

It stopped.

We need to figure out what this means.

John?

Yeah?

Are you okay?

Yeah.

Why didn't you answer your phone?

Because it died.

Well the boys are not here and I don't know where they are.

Wait, hold on, the boys aren't back yet?

They didn't answer the phone, they were supposed to be here for dinner.

They're not back yet?

No, they're not here.

That's what I'm trying to tell you and there was this really awful cloud out at the softball field.

What?

All right, all right, hold on.

Just one second, all right?

First thing I want you to do, I want you to call Robert at the office.

Tell him to put out the word on the boys, okay?

I'm sure they're fine.

Michael probably just stopped off for a bite to eat.

But just call him and make sure he puts out the word, okay?

All right.

And hey, look, we're gonna find them, all right?

Is Emily asleep?


Century Log number 14.

Just received a letter denying my request to launch the balloon.

It's so disappointing.

Just wanted to go by the book.

Obey the FAA's rules and regulations.

However, I've decided to continue the experiment and launch my shuttle into space this weekend as scheduled.

Just wish Dad was home.

It just died on you?

I don't understand.

There's plenty of gas.

It didn't just run out.

Maybe it's the battery.

Should we go out and check?

Shit.

What's that?

Michael, what's going on?

Michael, what're we gonna do?

Oh my god.

Stay really still, Shawn.

Stay?

Just be quiet.

Michael, we can't just stay here.

All right?

Here's what we're gonna do.

On the count of three, I'm gonna open the door and we're gonna run.

We're gonna run as fast as we can, you understand?

All right.

One.

Two.

Michael, they're all around us.

Michael!

Michael!

Michael!

Shawn! Shawn!


Anyway, I've decided to continue with the experiment and launch my shuttle into space this weekend as scheduled.

It's just one balloon in the entire sky.

What could happen?

Neary out.

So how big was your fish?

Bigger than yours.

Yeah, mine was pretty big.

Yeah but mine was bigger.

Hey, mine was pretty big.

What do you mean?

You didn't even catch any fish.

Yeah I did.

No, you didn't.

Why is there all these?

Look at all this broken glass.

Hey, over there.

How did this thing end up out here?

Look, the red light's on.

Does that mean it's still recording.

I think so.

Looks like it.

Should we contact the police?

Someone might have lost this.

Well, we should watch it first.

Hit the stop button.

Okay.