The Man Who Fell to Earth


1h 58m 1976

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Man Who Fell to Earth
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1976
Distribution Company
Almi Cinema 5

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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 create the vast fortune he needs to build a return spacecraft.. He becomes a financial tycoon, but instead of moving forward with plans to save his home planet, he becomes enamored with his life on Earth and his new girlfriend, Mary Lou.

Film Details

Also Known As
Man Who Fell to Earth
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1976
Distribution Company
Almi Cinema 5

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

I think perhaps Mr. Newton has had enough, don't you?
- Waiter
I think... perhaps... you're right.
- Nathan Bryce
We'd of probably done the same to you, if you'd come round our place.
- Thomas Jerome Newton

Trivia

The power-boat jump in this movie broke the world record for distance, previously set during the making of Live and Let Die (1973).

Candy Clark, with a large white hat strategically pulled low over her face, played Thomas Jeremy Newton in one scene while David Bowie was ill and unavailable to work the day it was shot.

Toward the end of the film, in the record store, Bryce walks past a display for David Bowie's "Young Americans" album.

The music that Oliver Farnsworth is listening to in the first scene we see him in and in one of the last is Holst's "The Planets".

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 1996

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1988

Released in United States Spring March 1976

CinemaScope

Released in United States Spring March 1976

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of program "Jagged Time Lapse: A Tribute to Nicolas Roeg" June 1-15, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1988