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Starman (1984)

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An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Starman
... Jenny Hayden
... Mark Shermin
... George Fox
Robert Phalen ... Major Bell
Tony Edwards ... Sergeant Lemon
John Walter Davis ... Brad Heinmuller
... Deer Hunter
... Cop #1
... Cop #2
... Hot Rodder (as Sean Faro)
... Cook (as Buck Flower)
Russ Benning ... Scientist
Ralph Cosham ... Marine Lieutenant
... Fox's Assistant
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Storyline

Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it. Written by Rob Hartill

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He has traveled from a galaxy far beyond our own. He is 100,000 years ahead of us. He has powers we cannot comprehend. And he is about to face the one force in the universe he has yet to conquer. Love. See more »

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Romance | Sci-Fi

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14 December 1984 (USA)  »

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John Carpenter's Starman  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$28,700,000
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in Las Vegas where Starman is pulling out of the parking lot in a new Cadillac takes place at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. & Fremont Street. At the time, that section of Fremont street was just like any other street. Now, it is the "Fremont Street Experience", a pedestrian walkway between Las Vegas Blvd. & Main Street. Vehicles may travel through the Fremont Street Experience North & South, but can no longer travel East & West as there is a canopy where a light show regularly performs and a zipline that travels the length of the Fremont Street Experience. See more »

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Starman and Jenny are driving in the Mustang just before the near-miss with the tractor-trailer; the sun is seen to be shining through the back window of the car, to their rear. After they pass through the intersection narrowly avoiding a collision, the sun is shining on the car from the front. See more »

Quotes

Starman: Define shit.
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Referenced in The New Adventures of Old Christine: Subway, Somehow (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

What Would Your Memories Do
Written by Hank Cochran and Dean Dillon
Published by Tree Publishing Co.
Performed by Vern Gosdin
Produced by Blake Mevis
Courtesy of Compleat Records
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Sadness, joy, loss, love...brilliance
15 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

The achingly gorgeous Karen Allen and the sublime Jeff Bridges star in this story of love and innocence.

A magical movie, with a poignant, otherworldly score sees John Carpenter direct a movie outside his usual genre. Well, all the planets came into alignment for this one, as it is a heart warming emotionally involving ride from start to finish.

This would be one of my 10 "Desert Island" movies.


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