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Starcrossed (1985)

Not Rated | | Romance, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 31 January 1985
An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.

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Jeffrey Bloom

Writer:

Jeffrey Bloom
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Spader ... Joey Callaghan
Belinda Bauer ... Mary the Alien
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Stewy
Clark Johnson ... Ralph
Jacqueline Brookes ... Dr. Hobbes
Ed Groenenberg Ed Groenenberg ... Enemy Alien #1
Roland Groenenberg Roland Groenenberg ... Enemy Alien #2
Chuck Shamata ... Chairman
James Kidnie ... Federal Agent
Fred Lee Fred Lee ... Waiter
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Waitress (as Barbara Barnes)
Andy Maton Andy Maton ... Frankie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Blackburn Mark Blackburn ... #1 Breakdancer
Tony Devon ... Bixby
Jason B. Gleaves Jason B. Gleaves ... Baseball Hat Breakdancer
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Storyline

An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.

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Genres:

Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A rapariga misteriosa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fries Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mary: When I came here I was afraid. I had run from everyone and everything I knew because I just couldn't see any other way. Then I met you. I saw how you lived your life, how you're willing to fight and even die for what you believe in - and just as willing to fight for me, who you barely knew. I felt ashamed. You have courage and dignity, and I've been a coward. What you taught me - what I've learned from you I must now find a way to teach the people in my world because if I don't that world will ...
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I'm Restless
Music and Lyrics by Jennifer Warnes
Performed by Lynne Marta
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Finely-Crafted Sci-Fi TV-Movie
30 October 2004 | by DejaelSee all my reviews

As one reviewer has commented, this film is worth watching just for the luscious, talented Belinda Bauer alone, as the alien, which is a standout; or for James Spader's excellent performance as Boston-Irish Joey Callahan. Both were at the beginning of their careers in the mid-1980s and this film is a highly artistic work which has everything going for it except a dismal special visual effects budget which reduces the credibility of the film, script, characters and actors exponentially.

Jeff Bloom's script, direction, with acting, characters, costumes, makeup, performances, art direction, plus edgy electronic music score by Gil Melle are first-rate. With a bigger budget for scope and visual effects, this film could have succeeded as a theatrical feature. Unfortunately, its producers, Charles Fries Productions, cheaped out and made this a good little B-picture which is character-driven instead of effects-laden. Its style and substance make up for the almost nonexistent visual effects, which consist mainly of some early CGI animation which looks like 3-D CAD drawings, standing in for the alien spaceships which are only believable as nocturnal lights, especially at the end.

This film was available on VHS videotape in the late 1980s directly from Fries Entertainment, but was discontinued sometime in the early 1990s. As far as I know it has never been reissued on video. The soundtrack score by Gil Melle is worthy of a CD release also.

Highly recommended. A 7 out of 10.


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