An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

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  1. Raynold Gideon


  2. John Carpenter


  3. Bruce A. Evans


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeff Bridges

    Jeff Bridges


  2. Karen Allen

    Karen Allen

    Jenny Hayden

  3. Charles Martin Smith

    Charles Martin Smith

    Mark Shermin

  4. Richard Jaeckel

    Richard Jaeckel

    George Fox

  5. RP

    Robert Phalen

    Major Bell

  6. TE

    Tony Edwards

    Sergeant Lemon

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $22,000,000.00

Revenue $28,744,356.00


Release Information

  • December 14, 1984
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Loving the Alien.

Mixed notices then and now for John Carpenter's sci-fi love story - cum human warning parable, but the fact is is that if it touches you it's a touch that stays for ever. It's a lovely film headed up by Jeff Bridges' wonderful turn as the alien from outer space teaming up with Karen Allen for a road trip to a Nevada crater, where he will be picked up by his own species and taken home.

Taking on human form, that of Allen's deceased husband, much of the humour is derived from how the alien tries to adapt to a human lifestyle. The language, food, customs and romance, but al... read the rest.

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