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Starman [1984] (1 disc)

Director:John Carpenter
Writer:Bruce A. Evans
Raynold Gideon
Composer:Jack Nitzsche
Length:115 minutes
(1 hour 55 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Drama
Sorting Tub:Golf
IMDB Rating:6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A being visits our planet and takes the form of a woman's late husband.

Reaction: This is a wonderful story about what makes us human.

Personal Rating: 9/10

John Carpenter => Director
Bruce A. Evans => Writer
Raynold Gideon => Writer
Jack Nitzsche => Composer
Charles Martin Smith => Mark Shermin
Dirk Blocker => Cop #1
George 'Buck' Flower => Cook (as Buck Flower)
Jeff Bridges => Starman
John Walter Davis => Brad Heinmuller
Karen Allen => Jenny Hayden
M.C. Gainey => Cop #2
Mickey Jones => Trucker
Richard Jaeckel => George Fox
Robert Phalen => Major Bell
Sean Stanek => Hot Rodder (as Sean Faro)
Ted White => Deer Hunter
Tony Edwards => Sergeant Lemon

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The only John Carpenter film to have an Academy Award nomination (Jeff Bridges).
  • When Jeff Bridges walks outside the house naked and uses a 'marble' his hair seems to stand on end. This effect was actually created by shooting Bridges hanging upside-down and then matting the shot onto the background the right way up to give him a surreal look.
  • This script was being developed at Columbia at the same time as another script about an alien visitation. The studio did not want to make both, so the head of the studio had to choose which film to make; he decided to make this one and let the other script go to a rival studio. The other script was for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
  • The role of Starman originally went to Kevin Bacon.