An alien lands on earth, and decides that he needs to take a job in order to raise money to build a spaceship so he can get back to his home planet.


(as Robert J. Roth)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felix Hawthorne
Agent Richard Morse
Vernon Gage
Billy Milton
Eva Milton
Bobbi Jo Lathan
Chris DeRose ...
Record Clerk
Video Clerk
Rob Leilson ...
Steve Natole ...
Michael Fontaine ...


An alien lands on earth, and decides that he needs to take a job in order to raise money to build a spaceship so he can get back to his home planet.

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Release Date:

23 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann, der auf die Erde fiel  »

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Cast includes Wil Wheaton who was in Star Trek, the Next Generation, Robert Picardo who was in Star Trek Voyager. See more »


[first lines]
John Dory: [to hitchhiker] Good morning! I was driving to New York city when, wouldn't you know it, my car broke down... I have no money so - there is no reason to mug me.
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References Mask (1985) See more »

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do yourself a favor and watch the david bowie movie instead.
24 December 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

this is a mediocre and bewilderingly naff u.s. t.v. film of the much better nic roeg cult classic which i watched one night many moons only for comparison. i can't honestly figure out why they bothered. it didn't even bear relation to the originl novel by walter trevis but above all the adult content which features prominently in the movie was sadly lacking!

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