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
"Starman" was in no way an uncomplicated logistical film. According to co-producer Barry Bernardi, "there are some amazing things about this film, including a dramatic finale with sixteen helicopters airborne over [a] meteor crater, a raging forest fire staged in Tennessee to create the effect of the crashed space ship, and a massive road block in Nevada which required closing an interstate [freeway] for three days to complete the shot". See more »
It is illogical that since they were in Northern Wisconsin, they would have driven all the way south to Madison before heading West to Arizona. They would have gone west to Minnesota and then traveled the interstates S and W. See more »
Do you seriously expect me to tell the President that an alien has landed, assumed the identity of a dead housepainter from Madison, Wisconsin and is presently out tooling around the countryside in a hopped up orange and black 1977 Mustang?
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A great little film, much better than I was expecting. Jeff Bridges gives one of his best and strangest performances as the "Starman" with robotic like movements and very funny mimicking of human behaviour. Karenallen is wide eyed and feisty. Only sour point is the over saccharine score by Jack Nitzsche, it hasn't aged well and is now a little painful to listen to. Otherwise this is a wonderful and charming film. (8/10)
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