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Starman [WS] [Blu-ray] [1984]

  • SKU: 9403308
  • Release Date: 08/11/2009
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Synopsis


    Starman
    Having crashed to Earth, an extraterrestrial space traveller must assume a human identity lest he be captured by the authorities. The alien (Jeff Bridges) chooses the likeness of the recently deceased husband of Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). At first dumbstruck, Jenny becomes both hostile toward and frightened of her guest. He gradually wins her confidence, learning a few vital English-language phrases so that he can explain his presence. The "starman" has come to Earth with a message of peace, in response to the similar message sent out on Voyager One. He asks for Jenny's help in transporting him to the Nevada desert, where his fellow aliens are to pick him up and take him to his home planet. Soon he and Jenny form a united front against a mean-spirited National Security Council agent (Richard Jaeckel), who intends to seize the starman and turn him over for scientific scrutiny (and possible extermination). While en route to Nevada, Jenny grows closer to the gentle-natured Starman, eventually making love with him. By the time he is poised to leave, she is carrying his child, leaving the field wide open for a sequel--which was never produced, though a weekly TV version surfaced in 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jeff Bridges
      Jeff Bridges - Starman
    • Karen Allen
      Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
    • Charles Martin Smith
      Charles Martin Smith - Mark Shermin
    • Richard Jaeckel
      Richard Jaeckel - George Fox
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      Robert Phalen - Maj. Bell



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Carpenter's last gem (so far)

      Posted
      prlwctd

      The last great John Carpenter film (although he is still with us, so I guess I should remain optimistic). The title character is an alien who travels to Earth in response to Voyager II's invitation. Needless to say, the authorities don't exactly roll out the welcome wagon and shoot down his craft which crashes near the home of a grieving widow (Karen Allen). The visitor then proceeds to take the form of her late husband (Jeff Bridges) and all but forces her to accompany him to the rendezvous point where his people can pick him up or he'll die. They are pursued by a sympathetic scientist (Charles Martin Smith) & a close-minded Pentagon official (Richard Jaeckel). Bridges is fabulous in the lead & Allen matches him, plausibly going from fear to sympathy and then love (which is returned) toward her companion.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Highest Recommendation

      Posted
      kevman79

      If you haven't yet seen 'Starman,' then you really need to, because it is an outstanding picture. Jeff Bridges gives probably the best performance of his career, and Karen Allen plays her role exceptionally well too. Unfortunately, you can now only get the fullscreen version of this movie (it originally was released in both widescreen and full-screen, but for some reason Columbia/Tri-Star pictures often discontinues widescreen dvd titles after their initial release). But even in full-screen, this movie is still one you will enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      Gannicus25
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      This movie is fantastic and i really wanted to own this. I bought this on DVD cause it said wide screen and pan & scan (full screen) version. When i got it, it was full screen ONLY so i returned it and turned to ebay.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic sci-fy

      Posted
      Alex
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      Great movie that stirs the emotions. Super atmospheric opening and wonderful performances all round. Must watch!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Old Jeff Bridges 80s movie

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      Mario19
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      Old Jeff Bridges 80s movie. He is a man from space. Entertaining in the 80s. Not so much today.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for a Jeff Bridges fan

      Posted
      mrfootball
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      Enjoy all of Jeff Bridges Movies. STARMAN was great because it had some Sci-Fi in it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome sci-fi movie

      Posted
      Alexander78
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      Great performances and moving story, everybody needs to see this

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great SciFi movie.

      Posted
      mrfootball
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      I'm a great Jeff Bridges fan and enjoyed all of his movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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