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Liquid Sky (1982)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  15 April 1983 (USA)
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Carlisle ...
Paula E. Sheppard ...
Susan Doukas ...
Sylvia
Otto von Wernherr ...
Johann
Bob Brady ...
Owen
Elaine C. Grove ...
Katherine
Stanley Knapp ...
Paul (as Stanley Knap)
Jack Adalist ...
Vincent
Lloyd Ziff ...
Lester
Harry Lum ...
Deliveryman
Roy MacArthur ...
Jack
Sara Carlisle ...
Nellie
Nina V. Kerova ...
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Alan Preston ...
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Christine Hatfull ...
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@vt.edu>

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Cielo líquido  »

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The movie's "Liquid Sky" title is a phrase which is a slang term for heroin. See more »

Quotes

Katherine: Cocteau was Cocteau before he ever did... drugs.
Owen: What are you saying?
Katherine: That's it's not going to help you.
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Excerpts from 'Beautiful Bend'
By Boris Midney
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Loved this movie when it first came out
3 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'm dating myself here: When I was in college, my best buds and I saw this movie repeatedly and began dressing like the characters. What a trippy experience. We bought the soundtrack -- in vinyl, no less, because there were no CDs yet! -- and wore it out.

I can't give Liquid Sky a 10 because I feel like I have to save that for a film that leaves no doubt about its excellence. But this once shines, if for no other reason than that this mid-40s woman still remembers it vividly from two decades ago.

If Liquid Sky was digitally remastered for DVD, I'd buy it in a second. I'd be a little scared to watch it because I don't know how it would hold up after all these years. (I have similar fears about watching Pink Floyd The Wall again.)


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