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Starman (1984)

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

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Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it. Written by Rob Hartill

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He has traveled from a galaxy far beyond our own. He is 100,000 years ahead of us. He has powers we cannot comprehend. And he is about to face the one force in the universe he has yet to conquer. Love. See more »

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Romance | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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14 December 1984 (USA)  »

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John Carpenter's Starman  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,700,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie represents a rare instance where a film from the science-fiction genre received an Academy Award nomination for acting [which was for Jeff Bridges for Best Actor]. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning as the Air Force is tracking the capsule it sends two fighters to intercept it. The fighters sent as initially seen appear to be two Convair F102 Delta Daggers. When the planes are seen again preparing to fire on the capsule the closeup shows the firing plane to be an F20 Tigershark that ultimately never got delivered to the Air Force for many reasons. See more »

Quotes

Starman: [speaks Chinese]
[speaks Russian]
Jenny Hayden: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven...
Starman: As the Secretary General of the United Nations, an organization of 147 member states who represent almost all of the inhabitants of the Planet Earth
[Jenny faints]
Starman: I send greetings.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
(1965)
Written by Mick Jagger (as Michael Jagger) and Keith Richards (as Keith Richard)
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Records, Inc.
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Sadness, joy, loss, love...brilliance
15 August 2003 | by (Peterborough, United Kingdon) – See all my reviews

The achingly gorgeous Karen Allen and the sublime Jeff Bridges star in this story of love and innocence.

A magical movie, with a poignant, otherworldly score sees John Carpenter direct a movie outside his usual genre. Well, all the planets came into alignment for this one, as it is a heart warming emotionally involving ride from start to finish.

This would be one of my 10 "Desert Island" movies.


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