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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987)

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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(as Robert J. Roth)

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(teleplay), (theatrical photoplay screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Felix Hawthorne
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Agent Richard Morse
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Vernon Gage
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Billy Milton
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Louise
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Eva Milton
Bobbi Jo Lathan
Chris DeRose ...
Record Clerk
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Video Clerk
Rob Leilson ...
Captain
Steve Natole ...
Soldier
Michael Fontaine ...
Guard
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Storyline

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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23 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann, der auf die Erde fiel  »

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Trivia

Wil Wheaton (Billy Milton) and Robert Picardo (Agent Richard Morse) both later starred in "Star Trek" series: Wheaton played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) while Picardo played the Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager (1995). See more »

Quotes

[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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