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Running time
115 min.
United States United States
Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
Jack Nitzsche
Donald M. Morgan
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Columbia Pictures
Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Romance | Aliens. Family-friendly
Synopsis / Plot
A race of alien energy beings encounter the Voyager II probe, which contains a message welcoming anybody that finds the probe to come and visit Earth. Taking mankind at its word, an ambassador is sent to visit Earth. However the ship is shot down over Wisconsin by the US Air Force. The alien makes its way from the wreckage to the nearby home of widow Jenny Hayden. There it synthesizes a human body out of the genetic structure of a lock of her late husband Scott’s hair. She is shocked to seemingly see Scott alive again. The Starman then forcibly makes her to take it to a rendezvous with its mothership in Arizona in three days time. Her fear starts to mellow as she comes to sympathize with the alien’s struggling to understand the human condition. Meanwhile however government agents follow their trail determined to capture the Starman.
1984: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Jeff Bridges)
1984: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actor Drama (Bridges) & Best Original Soundtrack
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