|This page is similar in name or subject to other pages.
|Directed by:||John Carpenter|
|Written by:||Bruce A. Evans; Raynold Gideon; Dean Riesner|
|Produced by:||Barry Bernardi; Michael Douglas; Bruce A. Evans; Larry J. Franco; Raynold Gideon|
|Music by:||Jack Nitzsche|
|Cinematography:||Donald M. Morgan|
|Edited by:||Marion Rothman|
|Distributed by:||Columbia Pictures|
|Released:||December 14th, 1984|
|Running time:||115 min.|
Starman is an American feature film of the science fiction genre. It was directed by John Carpenter with a script written by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon. Dean Riesner also contributed material to the screenplay, but in an uncredited capacity. The film was produced by Columbia Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on December 14th, 1984. The film stars Jeff Bridges as the alien "Starman" with Karen Allen taking on the female lead of Jenny Hayden. The primary antagonist of the film is George Fox played by Richard Jaeckel. The movie also stars Charles Martin Smith as Mark Shermin, Robert Phalen as Major Bell, Tony Edwards as Sergeant Lemon, and John Walter Davis as Brad Heinmuller.
The premise of the film centers on an alien being who exists as a ball of blue energy. Accepting an invitation to come to the planet Earth, he crash-lands on our world, but is not met with the niceties that he had expected. Driven to believe that humanity is nothing but a savage and aggressive race, he clones himself a body from DNA from late house painter Scott Hayden and meets Scott's widow, Jenny. The Starman forces Jenny to help him get to a landing site where he expects members of his race to pick him up, but through the course of their adventures, the two fall in love.
A Starman television series was produced and aired for one season on ABC from 1986 to 1987. The series takes place fifteen years in the future, in which the Starman returns, only now taking on the clone body of a deceased photojournalist named Paul Forrester, who was played by Robert Hays. The series reunited the Starman with his son, Scott Hayden, Jr., and explored their adventures together as they traveled across the country in search of Scott's missing mother.
|Jeff Bridges||Starman, Scott Hayden|
|Karen Allen||Jenny Hayden|
|Charles Martin Smith||Mark Shermin|
|Richard Jaeckel||George Fox|
|Robert Phalen||Major Bell|
|Tony Edwards||Sergeant Lemon|
|John Walter Davis||Brad Heinmuller|
|Ted White||Deer hunter|
|Dirk Blocker||Cop #1|
|M.C. Gainey||Cop #2|
|Sean Faro||Hot rodder|
|Ralph Cosham||Marine lieutenant|
|David Wells||Fox's assistant|
|Anthony Grumbach||NSA officer|
|Jim Deeth||S-61 pilot|
|Alex Daniels||Gas station attendant|
|Carol Rosenthal||Gas customer|
|Lu Leonard||Roadhouse waitress|
|Charlie Hughes||Bus driver|
|Byron Walls||Police sergeant|
|Betty Bunch||Truck stop waitress|
|Victor McLemore||Roadblock lieutenant|
|Steven Brennan||Roadblock sergeant|
|Pat Lee||Bracero wife|
|Judith Kim||Girl barker|
|Ronald Colby||Café waiter|
|Robert Stein||State trooper|
|Kenny Call||Donnie Bob|
|Jeff Ramsey||Hunter #1|
|Jerry Gatlin||Hunter #2|
|Randy Tutton||2nd letterman|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The tagline for this film is, "He has traveled from a galaxy far beyond our own. He is 100,000 years ahead of us. He has powers we cannot comprehend. And he is about to face the one force in the universe he has yet to conquer. Love."
- Starman was filmed on-location in parts of Winslow and Barringer, Arizona, as well as parts of Iowa, Utah and Tennessee. Scenes of the aircraft hanger were filmed in Smyrna, Tennessee 
- Screenwriter Dean Riesner is uncredited for his participation in this film.
- Actor Steve Dressler, who plays a photographer in a Las Vegas casino, is uncredited for his participation in this film.
- Actor Joel Edwards, who plays a gas station attendant, is uncredited for his participation in this film.
- Director John Carpenter makes an uncredited cameo appearance in the movie as a man in a helicopter.
- Starman was released one week after 2010: The Year We Make Contact.
- The Voyager 2 mission, which involved carrying golden phonograph records aimed at presenting an accurate portrayal of the diversity of life on Earth is an actual event that took place in 1977.
- One of the songs included on the Voyager 2 phonograph record is "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones. This song was not included on the historical record however and this only takes place in the movie.
See also Edit
External Links Edit
1980s; Alien; Arizona; Clones; Extraterrestrial; Las Vegas; Lieutenant; Nevada; Officer; Pilot; Police officer; Sergeant; Space vessel; Starman; Wisconsin; United States Army; United States Marine Corps; Waitress