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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 115

Budget: $22,000,000

Revenue: $28,744,356

Language: en

Webpage: Link

Release Info

  •  PG

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Alternative Titles

  • John Carpenter's Starman
Content Score: 100


6.2/10 (74 votes)


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.


In 1977 Voyager II was launched into space, inviting all lifeforms in the universe to visit our planet. Get ready. Company's coming.


Director: John Carpenter
Writers: ,

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Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges
as Starman

Karen Allen

Karen Allen
as Jenny Hayden

Charles Martin Smith

Charles Martin Smith
as Mark Shermin

Richard Jaeckel

Richard Jaeckel
as George Fox

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A review 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.