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Man Who Fell to Earth, The

Man Who Fell to Earth, The(1976)

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Brief Synopsis

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.

Cast & Crew

Nicolas Roeg Director
David Bowie Thomas Jerome Newton
Rip Torn Nathan Bryce
Candy Clark Mary-Lou
Buck Henry Oliver Farnsworth
Jackson D Kane Professor Canutti
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1976 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color Distributions Co:  Almi Cinema 5
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  .....Production Company, Camera Effects .....Production Company, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Rca/Columbia Pictures Home Video .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United Kingdom (GB)
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  • Agreed. It's innovative.

    DougieB 2009-03-13

    The fact that it seemed long may depend on what version you saw. The theatrical release, which was once available on video, seems to have been replaced in... MORE>

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

    Jay Higgins 2008-12-22

    It's certainly highly original and way ahead of the year it was made. Innovative, stylish and so imaginative. There really is no other film like it.... MORE>