The Brother From Another Planet Poster

Release Date: September 7th, 1984

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
"The Brother" (Joe Morton) is an alien and escaped slave on the run from his home planet. After he lands in New York City, he tries to adapt to life on the streets of Harlem. Although the Brother is mute, he does have great abilities at fixing machines, and he gets a job. As the Brother tries to blend in with his new culture, he finds an apartment and gradually makes friends. Meanwhile, he is pursued by two agents from his home world who are intent on returning there with him.

Cast: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Steve James, Leonard Jackson, Bill Cobbs, Maggie Renzi, Tom Wright, Renn Woods

Director: John Sayles

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: A-Train Films

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: 1980s, Gritty, Fascinating, Mother, Suspenseful, Witty, Escape