White Sands

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White Sands ★★½ 1992 (R)

When a dead man's body is found at a remote Indian reservation clutching a gun and a briefcase filled with $500,000, the local sheriff (Dafoe) takes his identity to see where the money leads. Using a phone number found on a piece of paper in the dead man's stomach, the sheriff follows clues until he finds himself mixed up with a rich woman (Mastrantonio) who sells black market weapons and uses the money to support “worthy” causes, and an FBI man (Jackson) who uses him as bait to lure a CIA turncoat/arms dealer (Rourke). Sound confusing? It is, and despite the strong cast and vivid scenery of the southwest United States, this film just doesn't cut it. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Jack Kehler, Willem Dafoe, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mickey Rourke, Mimi Rogers, Samuel L. Jackson, M. Emmet Walsh, James Rebhorn, Maura Tierney, Beth Grant, Miguel (Michael) Sandoval, John Lafayette; Cameos: Fred Dalton Thompson, John P. Ryan; D: Roger Donaldson; W: Daniel Pyne; C: Peter Menzies Jr.; M: Patrick O'Hearn.

White Sands Incident

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White Sands Incident

Title of a book by Daniel Fry published in 1954, claiming that the author saw a flying saucer land at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico and took a trip in it. Fry has importance in UFO history for being among the first to claim to have traveled in a UFO.