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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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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 ...
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Roy MacArthur ...
Jack
Sara Carlisle ...
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Nina V. Kerova ...
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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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Only four members of the crew (the director, his wife, the cinematographer and the camera operator) were Russian. Everyone else was American. See more »

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Margaret: That's the only thing I care about, my career. What do you think I'm doing right now? I'm getting ready to shoot with a professional photographer who I met at the club, who's gonna come here...
Owen: Wally wants to go to bed with you.
Margaret: Nobody - nobody fucks at the club, everybody's gay! It's you that thinks about fucking all the time.
Owen: Your vocabulary is punctuated by two words: "shit" and "fuck."
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One of the Weirdest Films That I Have Ever Seen
17 March 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, a small flying saucer lands on the roof of a penthouse seeking for heroin. In the apartment, the cocaine addicted model Margaret (Anne Carlisle) is a promiscuous bisexual androgynous woman that lives with her lover, the drug dealer Adrian (Paula E. Sheppard). Margaret has sex with many partners asking for cocaine in return.

The aliens discover that the sensation of the orgasm is equivalent to the heroin and they suck the brains of Margaret's lovers, killing them first and then making their bodies disappear. Meanwhile, a German scientist is chasing the extraterrestrial beings and arrives in a building in front of Margaret's apartment to observe the creatures.

"Liquid Sky" is one of the weirdest films that I have ever seen. When I saw this low-budget cult-movie for the first time in the 80's, I remember that I liked it a lot. However, now I have just watched it on DVD I have found the plot dated and the image needs to be restored. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Liquid Sky"


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