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Director John Carpenter presents a romantic science fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman (Bridges) arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), 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.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: What initially begins as sci-fi transforms into a surprisingly sweet, offbeat drama, courtesy of John Carpenter's careful direction.
There is little that is original in Starman, but at least it has chosen good models.
June 21, 2017
The best special effects are in the first five minutes. Thereafter, it's all rather predictable.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Jeff Bridges as appealing alien; best for teens.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that kids will see violence, smoking, and sexual scenes and hear a little peppery language. Four men beat the heck out of an alien before the poor fellow is rescued by Jenny, who carries a gun. Jenny is shot and killed by a cop, and then resurrected by the alien. A small homemade bomb is thrown as a distraction. There's the occasional mild profanity and an obscene finger gesture. Jenny smokes, and the two leads make love with lots of passionate kissing while naked in bed, but no visible nudity. Jenny is impregnated by the alien.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Fantasy
- Release Date:December 14, 1984
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD