Starman (1984) Poster



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Starman (1986) (TV Series)


Starman (1986) (TV Series)


Bambi (1942)
The Patty Duke Show (1963) (TV Series)
Shermin, in explaining the Starman's appearance, states that Scott, deceased, has "no look-alike cousins". Identical cousins were the very premise of "The Patty Duke Show".
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
character gag about Jeff Bridges buying a Cadillac with cash
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The approaching helicopters of the military assault force on the crater, including similar music.
The Thing (1982)

Referenced in 

Making It Huge (1985) (Video)
movie marquee
At the Movies: D.A.R.Y.L./Cocoon/Return to Oz (1985) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel compares "D.A.R.Y.L." (1985) to this movie.
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
The original score was partially re-used in John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow II" from 1987
Mac and Me (1988)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Venkman mentions Starman
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Terminator, just like Starman, learns a lot of human mannerisms and customs (saying goodbye, etc.) from his human companion. Also the scene with T-1000 emerging out of a huge truck explosion is similar to the scene where Starman comes safely out of explosion carrying Jenny in his arms
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
The Tomorrow Man (1996) (TV Movie)
In both films, an alien is sent to Earth from another planet that takes the form of a human.
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' (1996) (Video)
E.T. was passed over in favour of this film
Future War (1997) (Video)
Deep Impact (1998)
When Marcus Wolf (Charles Martin Smith) discovers the comet, he is sitting alone and eating a pizza, exactly as his character was doing in Starman when notified of the alien craft's landing.
Fight Club (1999)
on shelf in video store
K-PAX (2001)
Halo (2001) (Video Game)
The Making of 'Tron' (2002) (Video)
Spotlight on Location: The Making of 'K-PAX' (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
The Biblical Numerics of 9/11 (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike, and the movie poster is shown.
Film Geek (2005)
Title of this film appears on screen.
The Secret of Solomon's Key Revealed (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
John Carpenter mentions it. Also, photograph is shown.
The King James Code, Volume 1 (2009) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike, and the movie poster is shown.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Subway, Somehow (2010) (TV Episode)
Matthew calls Richard for 'Starman' when he doesn't understand how to text with his phone.
The King James Code, Volume 4: The Pentacle of Power (2010) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
80's Dan: Automan (2011) (TV Episode)
80's Dan claims that one of the people in the bar scene is the trucker from "Starman."
Watchman Video Broadcast: UFO's: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and the poster is shown.
UFOs: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike, and the poster is shown.
Dave's Old Porn: Bill Burr/Nina Hartley (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Bill Burr
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) (TV Episode)
another John Carpenter film
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Rectify: Sexual Peeling (2013) (TV Episode)
Teddy refers to Daniel as "Starman".
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Cinema Snob: Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
is compared to Xtro
John Carpenter: Utopian Facade (2016) (Video)
Noted stylistic influence. The movie was directed by John Carpenter who is the music artist on this music video.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Near the start of the movie, starlord's mother Meredith Quill says the line "I can't believe I fell in love with a starman". This is a reference to a movie of the same name.


The Charge at Feather River (1953)
Starman watches a clip on the hotel TV
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Playing on TV at the beginning of the movie.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965) (TV Series)

Featured in 

At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed.
Pulse (1988)
David watches Starman (1984) in one scene of the film.
No Sleep TV3: No Sleep TV3 #3: "Aliens Ate My Buick" (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed
Scope (2017) (Video)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Magic to Love (1989)

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