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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Drama  |  26 May 1976 (Netherlands)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jewelery Store Owner
Richard Breeding ...
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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. Written by Gene Volovich <volovich@netcom.com>

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26 May 1976 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre que cayó a la tierra  »

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$3,343 (USA) (15 July 2011)

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$83,547 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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First starring film role in a dramatic major motion picture for singer David Bowie. See more »

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When Newton opens the cabinet mirror in the bathroom we can briefly see the reflection of a crew member. See more »

Quotes

Jewelery Store Owner: Can I help?
Thomas Jerome Newton: I'm sorry. I want to sell this ring.
Jewelery Store Owner: [looks it over] Where'd you get it from?
Thomas Jerome Newton: My wife gave it to me. You see it has initials.
Jewelery Store Owner: [reads] T.J.N. Do you have any I.D.?
Thomas Jerome Newton: I'm British, I have a passport.
[shows it to her]
Jewelery Store Owner: [reads] Thomas Jerome Newton. This is not a pawn shop, Mr. Newton.
Thomas Jerome Newton: I beg your pardon?
Jewelery Store Owner: If you sell it to me now, you can't redeem it later.
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Bizarre from the bizarre.
27 November 2003 | by (New York City, US) – See all my reviews

Remarkable movie by Nic Roeg starring David Bowie. Nic really knew how to get the best out of rock stars, also doing the fabulous 'Performance' (with Cammel), with Jagger and these two movies being his best work. Such a perfect role for Bowie and done in his youthful heyday. I don't think anyone else could've done the role justice. No it's not a musical.My favourite lines in the movie are the CIA guy saying "This is modern America and we intend to keep it that way" (when threatened by the future-shock tech Mr.Newton has brought; also, "Yes, I think you've had enough, Mr. Newton." Great effects, especially the sex scene, parts of which were banned in the US when first released.


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