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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R 05/28/1976 (US) DramaScience Fiction 2h 18m

Power, space, time and a visitor.


Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

  1. Nicolas Roeg


  2. Walter Tevis


  3. Paul Mayersberg


Top Billed Cast

  1. David Bowie

    David Bowie

    Thomas Jerome Newton

  2. Rip Torn

    Rip Torn

    Nathan Bryce

  3. Candy Clark

    Candy Clark


  4. Tony Mascia

    Tony Mascia


  5. Buck Henry

    Buck Henry

    Oliver Farnsworth

  6. Bernie Casey

    Bernie Casey


  7. Adrienne La Russa

    Adrienne La Russa


  8. Claudia Jennings

    Claudia Jennings

    Peters' Wife

  9. Rick Riccardo

    Rick Riccardo


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The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Man Who Fell to Earth

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $1,500,000.00

Revenue -


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