Amalgamated Movies Non-Theatrical Film Distributors

Starman  (1984, U.S.A.)

Studio: Sony/ Columbia/ TriStar

Rating: PG

Running time: 110 minutes

Available Format: 16mm, DVD

John Carpenter directors this romantic science fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges in his Oscar-nominated role.  He plays a naive 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).  He then takes the form of her dead husband and convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona.  They must hurry because 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. On the way Starman demonstrates the power of universal love.  At the same time Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion.