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Liquid Sky (1982)

R | | Sci-Fi | 15 April 1983 (USA)
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

Director:

Slava Tsukerman

Writers:

Slava Tsukerman (original screenplay), Anne Carlisle (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Carlisle ... Margaret / Jimmy
Paula E. Sheppard ... Adrian
Susan Doukas Susan Doukas ... Sylvia
Otto von Wernherr Otto von Wernherr ... Johann
Bob Brady Bob Brady ... Owen
Elaine C. Grove Elaine C. Grove ... Katherine
Stanley Knapp Stanley Knapp ... Paul (as Stanley Knap)
Jack Adalist Jack Adalist ... Vincent
Lloyd Ziff Lloyd Ziff ... Lester
Harry Lum Harry Lum ... Deliveryman
Roy MacArthur ... Jack
Sara Carlisle Sara Carlisle ... Nellie
Nina V. Kerova Nina V. Kerova ... Designer
Alan Preston Alan Preston ... Photographer
Christine Hatfull Christine Hatfull ... Hair Stylist
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Storyline

Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird.

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heroin | alien | orgasm | sex | dual role | See All (52) »

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Strange Aliens having bizarre orgasms!

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cielo líquido See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Z Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The dancing extras at the disco were actual patrons of said disco. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: That's the only thing I care about, my career. What do you think I'm doing right now? I'm getting ready to shoot with a professional photographer who I met at the club, who's gonna come here...
Owen: Wally wants to go to bed with you.
Margaret: Nobody - nobody fucks at the club, everybody's gay! It's you that thinks about fucking all the time.
Owen: Your vocabulary is punctuated by two words: "shit" and "fuck."
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Referenced in Snatcher (1988) See more »

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Laurel Waltz
By Anthony Philip Heinrich
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A real alien film
9 July 2002 | by t-h-fieldsSee all my reviews

This one actually seems to have been made by and for aliens. Its view of humanity appears to be that of an onlooker from another world, dispassionately observing us. That's what makes it so different from the usual space alien movie.

Like it or not, you must admit that it's original. There is simply nothing else like it. Perhaps the closest thing is Repo Man. But Liquid Sky is even stranger than that.

This movie lays bare much of the pretense and affectation of our society, particularly those of the shallow, pseudo-intellectual crowd. The lack of any truly likable characters may turn off a lot of viewers, but to me it simply reflects the kind of people being depicted here.

From our perspective, twenty years on, it takes on a still different aspect. Here was life before AIDS, before 9/11 (including a shot of the World Trade Center), and before tattoos and body piercing became fashionable.

Forget ET and MIB. If you want to see a real alien movie, check this one out.


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