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
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 »
Writer Dean Riesner wrote seven uncredited re-writes of the movie's screenplay working with six different directors. Writers Diane Thomas and Edward Zwick also wrote for the film uncredited. According to Riesner, he did not get a screen credit because "the Writers Guild, in their infinite wisdom, decided I didn't contribute 50 percent of the screenplay". See more »
When Sherman arrives at the Indian country diner the sun casts the shadows of the police cars directly towards the building. A few minutes later when Jenny & Starman leave, the shadows have moved round 90 degrees. See more »
Why didn't you wake me?
I like to watch you sleep. I don't know - why. Strange. I think I am becoming a planet Earth person.
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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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