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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 »

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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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Strange Aliens having bizarre orgasms!

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Sci-Fi

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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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Trivia

The film won a number of Jury Prizes at film festivals. These included the the Special Jury Prize at the Manila International Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize for Visual Impact at 1983 Cartagena Film Festival, the Special Prize of the Jury at the 1982 Montréal World Film Festival and the Special Prize of the Jury at 1983 Brussels International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: You wanted to know where I'm from? I'm from Connecticut, Mayflower stock. I was taught that my prince would come, and he would be a lawyer, and I would have his children. And on the weekends we would barbecue. And all the other princes and their princesses would come, and they would say, "Delicious, delicious." Oh, how boring.
[She turns off the light and begins applying fluorescent makeup]
Margaret: So I was taught that I should come to New York, become an independent woman. And my prince would come, and...
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La Sonnerie de Genevieve du Mont de Paris
By Marin Marais
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Loved this movie when it first came out
3 August 2006 | by sheryl-29See all my reviews

Okay, I'm dating myself here: When I was in college, my best buds and I saw this movie repeatedly and began dressing like the characters. What a trippy experience. We bought the soundtrack -- in vinyl, no less, because there were no CDs yet! -- and wore it out.

I can't give Liquid Sky a 10 because I feel like I have to save that for a film that leaves no doubt about its excellence. But this once shines, if for no other reason than that this mid-40s woman still remembers it vividly from two decades ago.

If Liquid Sky was digitally remastered for DVD, I'd buy it in a second. I'd be a little scared to watch it because I don't know how it would hold up after all these years. (I have similar fears about watching Pink Floyd The Wall again.)


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