An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.

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Joey Callaghan
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Stewy
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Dr. Hobbes
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Enemy Alien #1
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Waitress (as Barbara Barnes)
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Frankie
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An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.

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31 January 1985 (USA)  »

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A rapariga misteriosa  »

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Mary: I don't know why you're willing to do this.
Joey Callaghan: Because where you come from, you know, Freedom is not a tune you whistle, you know. But believe me ah, when I say this to you, that once you learn that tune, there's nobody, not anybody, that can take that away from you. Does that make sense?
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Put on the Run
Music and Lyrics by Darrell Fetty and Anne Melville
Performed by Darrell Fetty
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Finely-Crafted Sci-Fi TV-Movie
30 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

As one reviewer has commented, this film is worth watching just for the luscious, talented Belinda Bauer alone, as the alien, which is a standout; or for James Spader's excellent performance as Boston-Irish Joey Callahan. Both were at the beginning of their careers in the mid-1980s and this film is a highly artistic work which has everything going for it except a dismal special visual effects budget which reduces the credibility of the film, script, characters and actors exponentially.

Jeff Bloom's script, direction, with acting, characters, costumes, makeup, performances, art direction, plus edgy electronic music score by Gil Melle are first-rate. With a bigger budget for scope and visual effects, this film could have succeeded as a theatrical feature. Unfortunately, its producers, Charles Fries Productions, cheaped out and made this a good little B-picture which is character-driven instead of effects-laden. Its style and substance make up for the almost nonexistent visual effects, which consist mainly of some early CGI animation which looks like 3-D CAD drawings, standing in for the alien spaceships which are only believable as nocturnal lights, especially at the end.

This film was available on VHS videotape in the late 1980s directly from Fries Entertainment, but was discontinued sometime in the early 1990s. As far as I know it has never been reissued on video. The soundtrack score by Gil Melle is worthy of a CD release also.

Highly recommended. A 7 out of 10.


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