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Liquid Sky (1982)

R | | Sci-Fi | 15 April 1983 (USA)
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 ...
Otto von Wernherr ...
Bob Brady ...
Elaine C. Grove ...
Stanley Knapp ...
Paul (as Stanley Knap)
Jack Adalist ...
Lloyd Ziff ...
Harry Lum ...
Roy MacArthur ...
Sara Carlisle ...
Nina V. Kerova ...
Alan Preston ...
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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Also Known As:

Cielo líquido  »

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The movie was a rarity in that it was filmed in the USA by a small core Russian production team from the Soviet Union. See more »


Jimmy: And this chicken is the Miss America of the 80s?
Adrian: No, Jimmy. You are.
Adrian: Here he is, Miss America...
Designer: No. I think Margaret is Miss America.
Photographer: I think it's Jimmy.
Jack: You just say that because you're gay
Designer's Assistant: Oh, he's not gay all the time!
Photographer: I seriously think Jimmy is the new Miss America. He has all the mannerisms of a sex symbol.
Jack: That's what we should call this! Make it a series. "The two Miss Americas."
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Referenced in Snatcher (1988) See more »


Excerpts from Epitalamo of 'Trionfo di Afrodite'
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This is a weird, wonderfully bizarre film....
26 June 2001 | by (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful film. Bizarre, yes! But in that bizarre way that keeps you coming back to see it again and again. "Liquid Sky" is a low budget, many times cheesy, take on science-fiction, including sci-fi's penchant for social commentary. However, this film is so over-the -top, so visually primitive and so different and funny in its premise that it cannot help but endear itself to you. (Caveat: there are some brutal moments in this film, including several rape scenes; however, these events more than fit into the story of the film and do not appear to be gratuitous at all.) The whole "Punk/New Wave" sensibility that pervades this film reminded me of the humor found in "American Werewolf In London" .... (I mean a Jewish werewolf, what a wonderfully brillant comic juxtaposition.) Same here in LS with Punk/New Wave types and aliens both looking for drugs of one kind or another -- how terrifically different that is from the usual Invasion of the Body Snatchers/X-Files-colonization schtick to which we have become all to accustomed.

Visually stunning in a primitive, low-budget, indie sort of way, with an intriguing storyline and wonderful actors that carry it off.....A definite must see for those who love the bizarre. You will not be disappointed....SEE IT TODAY!!!

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