The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
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Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.
You have to believe it to see it
Title: Man Who Fell To Earth, The
Release Date: May 28, 1976
Runtime: 139 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: R
David Bowie ...Thomas Jerome Newton
Rip Torn ...Nathan Bryce
Candy Clark ...Mary-Lou
Buck Henry ...Oliver Farnsworth
Bernie Casey ...Peters
Jackson D. Kane ...Professor Canutti
Rick Riccardo ...Trevor
Tony Mascia ...Arthur
Linda Hutton ...Elaine
Hilary Holland ...Jill
Adrienne Larussa ...Helen
Lilybelle Crawford ...Jewelery Store Owner
Richard Breeding ...Receptionist
Albert Nelson ...Waiter
Peter Prouse ...Peters' Associate
Jim Lovell ...Himself (Commander of Apollo 13) (as Captain...
Claudia Jennings ...Peters' Wife
Debbie Letteau ...Professor's (Nathan Bryce's) Daughter
Terry Southern ...Reporter at space launch
"Make the World Go Away"
"A Fool Such as I"
"Love is Coming Back"
"Thirty-Three And A Third"
More Movie Taglines:
- You have to believe it to see it
- [last lines] Waiter: I think perhaps Mr. Newton has had enough, don't you? Nathan Bryce: I think... perhaps... you're right.
Thomas Jerome Newton: We'd have probably done the same to you, if you'd come 'round our place.
Mary-Lou: What are they like, your children? Thomas Jerome Newton: They're like children. Exactly like children...
Mary-Lou: You know Tommy, you're a freak. I don't mean that unkindly. I like freaks. And that's why I like you.
Mary-Lou: I don't love you anymore. Thomas Jerome Newton: And I don't love you.
- Candy Clark, with a large black hat strategically pulled low over her face, played Thomas Jerome Newton in one scene while David Bowie was ill and unavailable to work the day it was shot.
Toward the end of the film, in the record store, Bryce walks past a display for David Bowie's "Young Americans" album.
The music that Oliver Farnsworth is listening to in the first scene we see him in and in one of the last is Gustav Holst's "The Planets".
Nicolas Roeg originally wanted to cast the 6'10" author Michael Crichton in the lead role of the alien.
Originally intended as a vehicle for Peter O'Toole.
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