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An alien who has crash-landed in the United States takes on the the appearance of a woman's dead husband and enlists her help to escape from pursuing authorities and rendezvous with a spacecraft on the other side of the country. As he learns how to be more human the alien begins to take on more and more qualities of the woman's husband, drawing the woman closer.
In 1977 Voyager II was launched into space, inviting all lifeforms in the universe to visit our planet. Get ready. Company's coming.
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John Carpenter's Starman
Release Date: December 14, 1984
Runtime: 115 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Buried.com Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG
Jeff Bridges ...Starman
Karen Allen ...Jenny Hayden
Charles Martin Smith ...Mark Shermin
Richard Jaeckel ...George Fox
Robert Phalen ...Major Bell
Tony Edwards ...Sergeant Lemon
John Walter Davis ...Brad Heinmuller
Ted White ...Deer Hunter
Dirk Blocker ...Cop #1
M.C. Gainey ...Cop #2
Sean Stanek ...Hot Rodder (as Sean Faro)
George 'Buck' Flower ...Cook (as Buck Flower)
Russ Benning ...Scientist
Ralph Cosham ...Marine Lieutenant
David Wells ...Fox's Assistant
Anthony Grumbach ...NSA Officer
James Deeth ...S-61 Pilot (as Jim Deeth)
Alex Daniels ...Gas Station Attendant
Carol Rosenthal ...Gas Customer
Mickey Jones ...Trucker
Lu Leonard ...Roadhouse Waitress
Charlie Hughes ...Bus Driver
Byron Walls ...Police Sergeant
Betty Bunch ...Truck Stop Waitress
Victor McLemore ...Roadblock Lt.
Steven Brennan ...Roadblock Sergeant
Pat Lee ...Bracero Wife
Judith Kim ...Girl Barker
Ron Colby ...Cafe Waiter (as Ronald Colby)
Robert Stein ...State Trooper
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Bruce A. Evans
Larry J. Franco
Bruce A. Evans
Starman Horror Film Trailer 1
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"Theme from New York, New York"
"All I Have to Do Is Dream"
"What Would Your Memories Do"
More Movie Taglines:
- In 1977 Voyager II was launched into space, inviting all lifeforms in the universe to visit our planet. Get ready. Company's coming.
- He has traveled from a galaxy far beyond our own. He is 100,000 years ahead of us. He has powers we cannot comprehend. And he is about to face the one force in the universe he has yet to conquer. Love.
- George Fox: Do you seriously expect me to tell the President that an alien has landed, assumed the identity of a dead housepainter from Madison, Wisconsin and is presently out tooling around the countryside in a hopped up orange and black 1977 Mustang?
Jenny Hayden: Love is, um, it's when you care more for someone else than you do yourself.
[Starman is driving the car, and speeds across a recently turned red light, causing crashes for the other motorists] Starman: Okay? Jenny Hayden: Okay? Are you crazy? You almost got us killed! You said you watched me, you said you knew the rules! Starman: I do know the rules. Jenny Hayden: Oh, for your information pal, that was a *yellow* light back there! Starman: I watched you very carefully. Red light stop, green light go, yellow light go very fast.
Starman: Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.
Starman: I send greetings. Brad Heinmuller: What the hell's going on here? Jenny Hayden: I'm being kidnapped! Starman: Greetings. Brad Heinmuller: You better let her go pal, I'll give you some greetings.
- Producer Michael Douglas considered several directors, including Mark Rydell, Adrian Lyne, John Badham and Tony Scott, before settling on John Carpenter.
Jeff Bridges' character (Starman) walks in and buys a Cadillac "cash". In the film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Bridges character (Lightfoot) exclaims that one day he would like to walk up and buy a Cadillac with cash.
This script was being developed at Columbia at the same time as another script about an alien visitation. The studio did not want to make both, so the head of the studio had to choose which film to make; he decided to make this one and let the other script go to a rival studio. The other script was for _E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_.
The only John Carpenter film to have an Academy Award nomination (Jeff Bridges, Best Actor).
The role of Starman originally went to Kevin Bacon.
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