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Starman (1984) Movie Information

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John Carpenter


Jeff Bridges
Karen Allen
Charles Martin Smith
Richard Jaeckel
Robert Phalen
Tony Edwards





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An alien (Jeff Bridges) assumes the identity of widow Jenny Hayden's (Karen Allen, Raiders of the Lost Arc) husband. Together they race across the US to rendezvous with the mothership before Starman succumbs to earth-sickness or the authorities capture him. While Starman learns about human feelings, Jenny learns how to feel human again. -- Topher

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Yojimbo 10/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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John Carpenter takes a break from the usual chills and gore to make a heart warming and lightly comic stranger in a strange land sci-fi in which a stranded alien takes the form of Karen Allen's dead husband and seeks her help in reaching his rescuers. Touching, amusing and sensitively directed, it shows he had more than one string to his bow.

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Topher 08/16/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Interspecies love with an illegal alien -- questions of what constitutes identity -- the Man's desire to dissect and destroy -- this film has all the important features of an 80's sci-fi flick.

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