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PG| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman (Jeff Bridges) inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man's widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined site, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona. Pursued by military officials trying to kill him, Starman forges a lasting bond with Jenny.

Cast: Jeff Bridges , Karen Allen , Charles Martin Smith , Richard Jaeckel , Robert Phalen , Tony Edwards , John Walter Davis , Ted White

Director: John Carpenter

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

John Carpenter's Starman (1984)

Release Date: October 25th, 2003|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Starman contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much sympathy for their characters that the movie, advertised as space fiction, turns into one of 1984's more touching love stories. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Starman is a wonderful film that combines science fiction, road movies, and romance into an engaging, very entertaining whole. show more

  • 63
    Bill Cosford Miami Herald

    Carpenter keeps it sweet. This means muting his fabled skills as an "action" director in favor of plumbing the cutes, and it means that Starman isn't the grown-up entertainment that it could have been. But it's not your everyday romance, either, and it's hard to hate. [14 Dec 1984, p.18] show more

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