Starman

Starman

DVD - 2005
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"When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden, and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn't picked up by his mothership in three days, he'll die. Hot on their trail are government agents, intent on capturing the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion."--Container.
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Video : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment., [2005]
Edition: Full screen ed
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780767812160
0767812166
Branch Call Number: DVDS STARM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: John Carpenter's Starman

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shadynz
Aug 12, 2012

Really enjoyed this movie. Nice change from all the shoot 'em up sci fi movies. Very heartwarming!

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Monolith
Feb 18, 2012

Truly one of the lost classic sci-fi movies (produced by Michael Douglas!) to come out of the '80s, although it's more of a drama than sci-fi... virtually no special effects, except for the creepy alien baby/boy/man & the glowing ball bearing thing. Jeff Bridges is great. Well written, heartwarming, bittersweet story. I guess a sequel (Starbaby? Starboy?) never made it to the drawing board. (Probably a good thing...)

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

I saw this when it first came out and enjoyed it as then as I do now. This movie has a very good script, and is well acted. I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone.

EuSei Apr 30, 2011

Jeff Bridges is gorgeous and perfect as the alien. My only problem with the movie is that it stereotypes everybody else but the heroine. People--mostly police, the military and the government--are insensitive, ignorant idiots, who can't see pass their noses. All the years I lived in the US has proven me Americans are a great people. But, well, what can one expect of Hollywood?

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nontechmom
Jan 18, 2011

This is a fun movie. It's a love story that communicates what the really great things about being human are.

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EuSei Aug 12, 2012

I watched you very carefully. Red light stop, green light go, yellow light go very fast. (Starman to Jenny Heyden while he was driving)

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LeDoux
Aug 06, 2012

Starman: "I do know the rules. I watched you very carefully. Red light, Stop. Green light, Go. Yellow light, go very fast."

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Monolith
Mar 10, 2012

Jenny Hayden: "What's it like up there?" Scott (Starman): "It is beautiful. Not like this, but it is beautiful. There is only one language... one law, one people. There is no war, no hunger. The strong do not victimize the helpless. We are very civilized, but we have lost something. You are all so much alive... all so different. I will miss the cooks, and the singing and dancing... and the eating... and the 'other' things..."

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Jenny Hayden: Love is, um, it's when you care more for someone else than you do yourself.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

George Fox: Do you seriously expect me to tell the President that an alien has landed, assumed the identity of a dead housepainter from Madison, Wisconsin and is presently out tooling around the countryside in a hopped up orange and black 1977 Mustang?

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

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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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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