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 »
The car that the Starman and Jenny Hayden go cross-country in was a hotted-up orange and black 1977 Ford Mustang Cobra II coupé. See more »
Sgt. Lemon, the crew chief on board the C&C helicopter, wears the insignia of the 82nd Airborne Division (indicating combat service) on his right shoulder. This has been worn with the "Airborne" tab since the end of World War I. Additionally, all of the soldiers wear the "First US Army" patch on their left shoulder - the 1st US Army was a headquarters unit at Fort Meade, Maryland. While it makes sense that the C&C chopper would be fitted out this way (Fort Meade is the home of the NSC), it doesn't make sense that the combat forces detailed to them in the southwest US would not be wearing their local insignia. See more »
Love is, um, it's when you care more for someone else than you do yourself.
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Jeff Bridges is one of my favorite actors and it's a shame that he has not yet won an Oscar. He has been acting for thirty-five years and only been nominated four times. Starman (1984) gave him his third nomination and while he had tough competition that year, F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce in Amadeus, his performance is brilliant and every bit as good. The way that Bridges takes the character and the little glitches in his movement and speech are fascinating. It is a complete transformation and it's flawless. I was reminded of how Dustin Hoffman played his character in Rain Man with all his little stutters and twitching, but Hoffman studied the disease and had something to work with. Bridges pulls this performance off from scratch and hits a bullseye. Karen Allen and Charles Martin Smith are both good as well and the score is wonderful. The story may be a bit derivative and there are some story lulls, but who cares. This is a must-see movie simply for Bridges performance.
*** out of ****
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