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Starman (1984)

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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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alien | crater | widow | male nudity | grief | See more »

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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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14 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

According to John Carpenter in the audio commentary on Big Trouble in Little China (1986), the main reason for which he directed 'Starman' was that after the box-office disaster of The Thing (1982), he needed to make a movie that was the complete opposite of what 'The Thing' was so he could continue to work in Hollywood. See more »

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Jenny Hayden: Love is, um, it's when you care more for someone else than you do yourself.
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References Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) See more »

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from From Here to Eternity (1953)
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Published by Mills Music, Inc.
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little bit great film
3 August 2003 | by (New Malden,England) – See all my reviews

A great little film, much better than I was expecting. Jeff Bridges gives one of his best and strangest performances as the "Starman" with robotic like movements and very funny mimicking of human behaviour. Karenallen is wide eyed and feisty. Only sour point is the over saccharine score by Jack Nitzsche, it hasn't aged well and is now a little painful to listen to. Otherwise this is a wonderful and charming film. (8/10)


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