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1984 romantic science fiction film


Released 1984 (38 years, 6 months ago)

Director John Carpenter
Duration 115 minutes
Genre romance film, science fiction film and drama film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
Composer Jack Nitzsche
Production company Columbia Pictures
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Dean Riesner
Producer Larry J. Franco and Michael Douglas

About Starman

In 1984, director John Carpenter released Starman, a science fiction film that blended romance, action, and adventure. The film starred Jeff Bridges as an alien who takes on the form of a deceased man and enlists the help of a grieving widow, played by Karen Allen, to return to his home planet.

Bridges delivers a standout performance as the titular Starman, showcasing his range as an actor by embodying an otherworldly being with childlike wonder and curiosity. Allen also shines as the widow who gradually opens up to the alien's presence and begins to see the world in a new light.

The film's special effects, particularly the scenes of the Starman's ship and his transformation, were ahead of their time and still hold up today. Carpenter's direction and the film's score, composed by Jack Nitzsche, add to the overall emotional impact of the story.

Starman received critical acclaim upon its release and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Bridges. The film has since become a cult classic and a beloved entry in Carpenter's filmography.


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Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


96 years, 9 months, 16 days


65 years, 10 months, 25 days

Born first

25 January 1926

Died first

14 June 1997

Born last

31 July 1957

Died last

14 October 2022

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