It begins at a dinner for veterans of a military bomb unit. Jesse Marcel (Kyle MacLachlan) is a retired Army Air Force Intelligence officer who finds himself returning to the case 30 years later. Then the story moves in flashbacks: rancher Mac Brazel (Dwight Yoakam) found accidentally some strange debris in his ranch. Soon Marcel and a few others take it to the military base for investigating where it came from: many won’t believe Marcel in his battle for the search of truth about that debris except for Lewis Rickett (Peter McNicol) and the mysterious Townsend (Martin Sheen) who has the first contact with an alien from Roswell.
It’s a decent TV movie considering the subject matter and it gives a nice view for folks that are curious about the story or want to know more. Kyle MacLachlan and Martin Sheen shine despite the latter has some sort of cameo even tho he is in the posters. The supporting cast is full of faces many movie lovers would recognize: Dwight Yoakam, John M. Jackson, Bob Gunton and a few others are all well suited for the roles. It’s also quite nostalgic in its own way. Not to be missed.