A scientist takes desperate measures in saving his space exploration program (Project 17) by posing a deformed child as an alien. Grace (Lindy Fay) accidentally stumbles onto the scene of the play and discovers the scientist’s oversight. In her attempts to save this child’s humanity, she too finds herself in danger as she flees with the child from the scientist’s grasp to the treacherous terrain. Along the way, they meet up with a hiker (James R. Johnson) that helps them escape. The adventure begins…..
Does life exist from other planets? This movie makes a statement about caring for those who are different. A young child, called “Mitten” in the movie, looks very different and is taken for an alien as one local lab researcher attempts a hoax. He plans to pass Mitten off as an alien from another planet and even works it out to convince people a UFO was spotted. All of this is devised to fraudulently raise funds. A woman named Grace comes across Mitten and cares for her, and tries to protect her. Lindy Fay does a terrific job as Grace and James R. Johnson also turns in a nice performance as Brian, the man who helps her find Mitten after she is kidnapped.
The film lacks great production values, but the make-up job on Mitten is nicely done and the writer makes a good and valid point about the treatment of people who aren’t exactly like us.The music is also very good. The scene of little Mitten clutching a teddy bear will stay with the audience. We are glad to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film.