Directed By: John Carpenter Starring: Karen Allen Jeff Bridges

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An alien and a young woman fall in love on their way to meet his spaceship.


Studio Sony
SKU 40099424
UPC 043396041295
UPC 14 00043396041295
Format DVD
Release Date 3/20/2012
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note A departure for director John Carpenter, STARMAN is a gentle, simple film that won accolades from critics and applause from audiences. Jeff Bridges plays the title character, an alien that has come down to Earth on a peaceful scouting mission. When he takes the form of a recently widowed woman's dead husband he unintentionally involves her in his mission. The alien only has a few days to reach a rendezvous point where he will be picked up by his mothership. Along the way he must discover what he can about human beings and our civilization. He finds out plenty very quickly, as his relationship with the young widow grows very strong as they make their way to the rendezvous point. Meanwhile, the FBI is in hot pursuit after it discovers the discarded landing vehicle, and the alien's own health is deteriorating in Earth's foreign atmosphere. The story tells of the struggle for communication, the pain of letting go, and the search for understanding. Jeff Bridges gives an unforgettable performance as the gentle alien trying his best to cope with being a human. With STARMAN, Carpenter proves he is a master storyteller, not just of horror and science fiction, but of subtle, emotional drama as well.
Plot Summary
Summary A gentle alien lands on Earth and assumes the human form of a Wisconsin woman's recently deceased husband. Eventually, he is assisted by the young woman in a desperate race against time and the FBI to rendezvous with his alien mothership in Arizona. The situation grows more complicated when the woman and the sweet-natured Starman begin to fall in love.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I watched you very carefully. Red light stop, green light go, yellow light go very fast."--Starman (Jeff Bridges) to an angry Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen) after he speeds through a yellow traffic light in his first attempt at driving a car
Quote "Would you like to know what I find beautiful about your species? You are your best when things are at their worst."--Starman
New York Times "...[In] Bridges' hands [STARMAN] becomes the occasion for a sweetly affecting characterization -- a fine showcase for the actor's blend of grace, precision and seemingly offhanded charm....A science fiction fable with sex appeal..." 12/14/1984 p.C18
Total Film "...Bridges received an Oscar nom for his twitchy performance and is a genuine joy to watch..." 04/01/2001 p.120
Entertainment Weekly "[A]s these two lost souls drive to Arizona to rendezvous with an alien search party, their relationship becomes sweetly affecting." -- Grade: B 05/27/2011
John Carpenter
Karen Allen
Jeff Bridges
Cast & Crew
Bruce Evans - Writer
Charles Smith - Actor
Daniel Lomino - Production Designer
Donald Morgan - Cinematographer
Jack Nitzsche - Musical Score
Jeff Bridges - Actor
John Carpenter - Director
Karen Allen - Actor
Larry Franco - Producer
Marion Rothman - Editor
Michael Douglas - Executive Producer
Richard Jaeckel - Actor
Robert Phalen - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 04129
UPC 00043396041295
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 115 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1
Oscar (1985) Jeff Bridges, Nominee, Best Actor
Golden Globe (1985) Jeff Bridges, Nominee, Best Actor,Jack Nitzsche, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Starman contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much symp
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Dolby Surround Sound, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, French
Product Attributes
Actor Bridges,Jeff
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
BOXOFFICE A tender, moving, science fiction love story.
Scott Weinberg, Apollo Movie Guide Romance and science fiction blend like rarely before...

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