The movie starts with a radar station, possibly the Goldstone radio telescope facility, with the workers watching an aircraft appearing and disappearing from the radar. I can't remember if the UFO crashes or was shot down.

Later a boy, that looks like a Native American (brown skin, long black hair), gets out from the craft and NASA white vehicles start chasing him in the desert... I can't remember more; besides a couple helping the alien kid. The movie had total 80s vibes.

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    I loved that one but that's about an A.I kid not an alien... but thanks for the memories!!! Commented Jan 6 at 20:44
  • What more can you remember about the couple? Were they a main part of the story or just for a scene or two? Husband and wife? Business partners on a trip? How exactly did they help?
    – fez
    Commented Jan 6 at 20:47
  • the kid looks just like a human so its not like a e.t (1982)clone movie its more on the mood of Starman(1984) but with a Native american kid he looks navaho, apache you know a tribal kid... the couple help him to escape but can remember more I couldn't watch the whole movie ... and this was on 1996 or 95 in my childhood can't remember more details :c Commented Jan 6 at 21:02
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    Good movies but the plots are not even close Commented Jan 6 at 22:52
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    Pretty sure it was a movie, there where always movies at that time of the day... but it could have been a failed pilot for a tv series presented as a movie? I don't know :c Commented Jan 7 at 13:37

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Could be The Arrival https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115571/

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

  • What about the plot matches the description?
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 10 at 18:09
  • No, I loved this movie in my youth but I'm afraid that is not this one but thanks for the reminder gonna watch it again haha Commented Jan 10 at 19:14
  • This film is about a former SETI employee trying to uncover an alien conspiracy, not about NASA trying to track down a recently-arrived alien boy. Commented Jan 11 at 20:05
  • It starts with the lead watching something in the radar in a " telescope facility", and it had an alien boy who'll be part of a showdown in the desert.
    – madmada
    Commented Jan 11 at 22:39

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