Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers but no one believes it. On the eve of the town's centennial many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
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
The movie features a clip from the earlier Columbia Pictures studio film From Here to Eternity (1953) which was at the time about thirty years old. The segment shows the famous beach love scene that featured Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster passionately embracing on a beach with the ocean waves tiding in. In the same 1984 year that this movie was released, this film's lead star Jeff Bridges, also starred in another Columbia Pictures film called Against All Odds (1984). That picture's main movie poster has been likened to From Here to Eternity (1953). The Against All Odds (1984) love beach shot on the movie poster also became very famous though it did not feature sea water like the earlier picture. See more »
Early in the journey Jenny switches on the wiper blades. The left/right movement is not synchronized with the sound. See more »
[Starman is driving the car, and speeds across a recently turned red light, causing crashes for the other motorists]
Okay? Are you crazy? You almost got us killed! You said you watched me, you said you knew the rules!
I do know the rules.
Oh, for your information pal, that was a *yellow* light back there!
I watched you very carefully. Red light stop, green light go, yellow light go very fast.
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Hey what a beautiful movie! Even as an alien, Jeff Bridges was brilliant. Karen Allen, as usual, gave her all and lit up the screen. The chemistry between the two was a delight.
This is not your typical over the top FX SciFi. It is an action drama with an underlying love story that would interest, even those who don't like this genre. But then I suppose if John Carpenter were to make a movie about the number 2758.369, it would be a interesting!
What more can I say - Great stuff!
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