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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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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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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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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 movie's "Liquid Sky" title is a phrase which is a slang term for heroin. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: [to the aliens] Hey, you! Hey, you! What's with these glass arrows, Indian? I can't have all these bodies. Corpses. All these corpses here. All these dead people. Please, no more bodies.
[Paul's body disappears]
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Featured in On Filmmaking: An Interview with Slava Tsukerman (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and My Rhythm Box
Music by Anatoli Gerasimov (as Anatole Gerasimov) & Helene Zvereva (as Helena Zvereva)
Lyrics by Slava Tsukerman
Performed by Paula E. Sheppard
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This is a weird, wonderfully bizarre film....
26 June 2001 | by cakewalkkSee all my reviews

What a wonderful film. Bizarre, yes! But in that bizarre way that keeps you coming back to see it again and again. "Liquid Sky" is a low budget, many times cheesy, take on science-fiction, including sci-fi's penchant for social commentary. However, this film is so over-the -top, so visually primitive and so different and funny in its premise that it cannot help but endear itself to you. (Caveat: there are some brutal moments in this film, including several rape scenes; however, these events more than fit into the story of the film and do not appear to be gratuitous at all.) The whole "Punk/New Wave" sensibility that pervades this film reminded me of the humor found in "American Werewolf In London" .... (I mean a Jewish werewolf, what a wonderfully brillant comic juxtaposition.) Same here in LS with Punk/New Wave types and aliens both looking for drugs of one kind or another -- how terrifically different that is from the usual Invasion of the Body Snatchers/X-Files-colonization schtick to which we have become all to accustomed.

Visually stunning in a primitive, low-budget, indie sort of way, with an intriguing storyline and wonderful actors that carry it off.....A definite must see for those who love the bizarre. You will not be disappointed....SEE IT TODAY!!!


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