Starman tells us the story of an alien that makes contact with the Voyager probe and decides to make a visit to Earth. When he enters the atmosphere, however, he is attacked by US jet fighters and crashes on the ground.
TriviaOriginally, the main role in Starman was going to be played by Kevin Bacon.
Starman is the only film directed by John Carpenter that earned a nomination for an Academy Award.
Jeff Bridges won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Starman in Starman.
80's Film Facts:
The Movie Starman was released to theatres on 12/14/1984 by Columbia, and grossed $28,700,000 at the box office in the US.
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I wrote an unsolicited script for a Starman sequel back in 1998. It was my first script and I quit college to finish it. Itís been gathering dust ever since. I sent it to Jeff Bridges and John carpenter, although I would prefer if Carpenter didnít direct a sequel. I wrote some good f/x sequences and some interesting characters. Iím pretty sure Iíll never be involved, but Iíd to see the f/x scene from the beach being incorporated, (Jeffís manager Neil will know the one, totally plagiarised from another movie, but it would look great on film today). If anyone has any questions, email me at email@example.com and Iíll answer them. (Although I wonít give away any plot points. And yes there is a son and indeed, I actually have the perfect casting suggestion!!
#1 - Brad Hansen - 12/18/2008 - 21:12
Am I understanding correctly that Starman II is in production?
#2 - dave - 03/08/2009 - 12:15
There was already a ssequal (of sorts) - The TV series in 1986-67. Robert Hays played Starman and Christopher Daniel Barnes (billed as C.B. Barnes) as Scott Hayden (Jr.)
There is an organization called Spotlight Starman that is a fan organization (& it.s FREE!)
#3 - Nancy Morris - 06/13/2009 - 23:20