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
No stranger to the challenge of creating supernatural effects, special effects coordinator Roy Arbogast had at the time most recently given a 1958 Plymouth Fury vehicle human characteristics in "Starman" director John Carpenter's then previous film, the thriller Christine (1983). According to co-producer Barry Bernardi, "the 'Starman' effects were a great undertaking and Roy is equal to the task". See more »
During the chase after being discovered at the hotel, the radio reports that the car was on I-80 North. I-80 is an east-west interstate as shown seconds later when they crashed through the road construction signs. See more »
Have people from your world been here before?
Before yes. We are interested in your species.
You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?
You are a strange species. Not like any other. And you'd be surprised how many there are. Intelligent but savage. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?
You are at your very best when things are worst.
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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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