The Brother From Another Planet


1h 50m 1984

Brief Synopsis

An alien in the guise of a mute African-American man lands in Harlem and tries to fit into the neighborhood, but also discovers how difficult people of his color have it on this planet.

Film Details

Also Known As
Brother From Another Planet, En svart man från yttre rymden
Release Date
1984
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

An alien in the guise of a mute African-American man lands in Harlem and tries to fit into the neighborhood, but also discovers how difficult people of his color have it on this planet.

Crew

Gina R. Alfano

On-Set Dresser

Jeff Anderson

Song Performer

Joy Birdsong

Assistant Director

Denzil Botus

Music

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Song Performer

Martin Brody

Song

Martin Brody

Music Arranger

Nora Chavooshian

Production Designer

Ralph Cordero

Makeup

Michelle Costa

Production Assistant

Mary Cybulski

Production Coordinator

Tim D'arcy

Makeup

Tim D'arcy

Hair

Mason Daring

Music

Mason Daring

Song

Kurt Davis

Production Assistant

Thom Dejesu

On-Set Dresser

Ravan Dessaline

Song Performer

Ernest Dickerson

Director Of Photography

Ernest Dickerson

Dp/Cinematographer

Carol Dysinger

Sound Editor

Ann Edgeworth

Props

Tom Fleischman

Sound

David M Geshwind

Graphics

Michael Golub

Sound

Steve James

Stunt Coordinator

Walis Johnson

Assistant Editor

Larry Justice

Production Assistant

Natalie Lardner

Sound Effects

Natalie Lardner

Assistant Editor

Stephen J Lineweaver

Art Director

Frank London

Song

Howard March

Production Assistant

Paul Marcus

Location Manager

Bob Marshak

Photography

Joe Morton

Song Performer

Edgard Mourino

Stunts

Virginia Munce

Production Assistant

Maureen Nappi

Other

Karen Perry

Costume Designer

Lee Perry

Song Performer

Lee Perry

Song

Michael Preston

Key Grip

Birbetta Provence

Song Performer

Peggy Rajski

Producer

Peggy Rajski

Production Manager

Maggie Renzi

Producer

Maggie Renzi

Unit Manager

Craig Lawrence Rice

Assistant Director

Efrain Salgado

Song

Efrain Salgado

Song Performer

Nancy Savoca

Production Assistant

John Sayles

Screenplay

John Sayles

Editor

John Sayles

Song

Barbara Shapiro

Casting

Jeff Southworth

Song

Eric Taylor

Sound Mixer

John Tintori

Associate Editor

Gilbert S Williams

Production Assistant

Lin Wilson

On-Set Dresser

Madeline Wilson

Song Performer

Moultrie Mattie Wilson

Song Performer

Renn Woods

Song Performer

Tom Wright

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Zam

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Brother From Another Planet, En svart man från yttre rymden
Release Date
1984
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1984 US (Sundance) Film Festival.

Released in United States October 1984

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1984

Released in United States 1984

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States March 2002

Shown at the 1984 US Film Festival.

Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 8-17, 2002.

Released in USA on video.

Completed shooting March 1984.

Released in United States October 1984

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1984

Released in United States March 2002 (Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 8-17, 2002.)

Released in United States 1984 (Shown at the 1984 US Film Festival.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Sundance Collection) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)