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The Man Who Fell to Earth ()


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An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

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Thomas Jerome Newton
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Nathan Bryce
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Mary-Lou
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Oliver Farnsworth
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Peters
Jackson D. Kane ...
Professor Canutti
Rick Riccardo ...
Trevor
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Arthur
Linda Hutton ...
Elaine
Hilary Holland ...
Jill
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Helen
Lilybelle Crawford ...
Jewelery Store Owner
Richard Breeding ...
Receptionist
Albert Nelson ...
Waiter
Peter Prouse ...
Peters' Associate
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Himself (Commander of Apollo 13) (as Captain James Lovell)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Peters' Wife (uncredited)
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Professor's (Nathan Bryce's) Daughter (uncredited)
Charles Noel ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Terry Southern ...
Reporter at space launch (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicolas Roeg

Written by

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Paul Mayersberg ... (screenplay)
 
Walter Tevis ... (from the novel by)

Produced by

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Michael Deeley ... producer
Si Litvinoff ... executive producer
John Peverall ... associate producer
Barry Spikings ... producer

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John Phillips
Stomu Yamashta

Cinematography by

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Anthony B. Richmond ... director of photography (as Anthony Richmond)

Film Editing by

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Graeme Clifford

Editorial Department

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Rodney Glenn ... first assistant editor: film
Melinda Rees ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Brian Eatwell

Set Decoration by

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Simon Wakefield ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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May Routh

Makeup Department

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Ellis Burman Jr. ... special makeup effects artist
Linda DeVetta ... chief make-up artist (as Linda de Vetta)
Martin Samuel ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Roy Stevens ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kip Gowans ... assistant director

Art Department

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Ron Downing ... stand-by prop
Tom Raeburn ... property master (as Tommy Raeburn)
Chris Burke ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alan Bell ... dubbing editor
Desmond Briscoe ... electronic sound effects
Richard Daniel ... sound maintenance
Robin Gregory ... sound recordist
Bob Jones ... dubbing mixer
Colin Miller ... dubbing editor
Terry Sharratt ... boom operator
Michael Ellis ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Harrison Ellenshaw ... special photographic effects (as P.S. Ellenshaw)

Stunts

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Richard Graydon ... stunt coordinator (as Dickie Graydon)
Matthew Norris ... stunt double: David Bowie (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Martin Evans ... gaffer
Gordon Hayman ... camera operator
Harry Jackson ... best boy
David James ... still photographer (uncredited)
Derek Suter ... electrician
Michael Thomas ... electrician
Chuck White ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Jeanne Swain ... casting: New Mexico
Alan Swain ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ola Hudson ... Mr. Bowie's suits made by
Mike Jarvis ... wardrobe master
Janet Tebrooke ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Terence Churcher ... location manager

Music Department

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Craig Dormer ... music remastering engineer
Duncan Lamont ... composer: additional music
John Phillips ... musical director

Other crew

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David Cammell ... initial development
John Chambers ... finance executive
Gregg Champion ... production assistant
Marilyn Clarke ... production coordinator
Ronald Cook ... production accountant
Susanna Merry ... continuity (as Sue Merry)
Sue Wall ... assistant accountant
Samai Brown ... assistant to the producer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however. Written by Gene Volovich

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Taglines You're only welcome if it's beneficial to us See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'homme qui venait d'ailleurs (France)
  • Der Mann, der vom Himmel fiel (Germany)
  • El hombre que cayó a la Tierra (Spain)
  • Ο Ανθρωπος που Επεσε στη Γη (Greece)
  • Muukalaisen kasvot (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $396

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to costume designer May Routh, David Bowie was so thin that some of his outfits were boys' clothes. See more »
Goofs At the end of the film, it is implied that 20 to 30 years have passed, yet the fashion, technology, and general appearance of the world is still clearly in the mid 1970s. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into We Are the Robots (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Make the World Go Away See more »
Quotes Thomas Jerome Newton: Well I'm not a scientist. But I know all things begin and end in eternity.
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