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Starman (1984)

Director: John Carpenter     Starring: Karen Allen Jeff Bridges
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40099424
UPC: 043396041295
UPC 14: 00043396041295
Sales Rank: 3225
Rating: Game Rating Code
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An alien and a young woman fall in love on their way to meet his spaceship.

"A tender, moving, science fiction love story.  BOXOFFICE
"Romance and science fiction blend like rarely before...  Scott Weinberg, Apollo Movie Guide

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Dolby Surround Sound, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, French

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/20/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 115 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1984
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 04129
Video UPC UPC: 00043396041295
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charles Smith
Video Cast Info Jeff Bridges
Video Cast Info Karen Allen
Video Cast Info Richard Jaeckel
Video Cast Info Robert Phalen
Video Cast Info Bruce Evans - Writer
Video Cast Info Daniel Lomino - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Donald Morgan - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jack Nitzsche - Musical Score
Video Cast Info John Carpenter - Director
Video Cast Info Larry Franco - Producer
Video Cast Info Marion Rothman - Editor
Video Cast Info Michael Douglas - Executive Producer
Plot 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.


Oscar (1985)
   Video Award Name Jeff Bridges, Nominee, Best Actor

Golden Globe (1985)
   Video Award Name Jeff Bridges, Nominee, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Jack Nitzsche, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score

Memorable Quotes

"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

"Would you like to know what I find beautiful about your species? You are your best when things are at their worst."----Starman

Professional Reviews

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

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
Starman contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much symp - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Bridges,Jeff
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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