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The Man Who Fell to Earth (28-May-1976)

Director: Nicolas Roeg

Writer: Paul Mayersberg

From novel: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

Musical Director: John Phillips

Producers: Michael Deeley; Barry Spikings

Keywords: Sci-Fi

Hairless extraterrestrial Thomas Jerome Newton arrives on Earth on a desperate mission to seek water for his dying planet. Leveraging his planet's advanced technology, he files patents for critical inventions and builds a mighty international corporation, using money and power to establish a private space program. Unusual in every respect; includes one of the most interesting sex scenes ever filmed. Cult classic. Received a Hugo nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Bowie
Singer/Songwriter
8-Jan-1947   Ziggy Stardust
Bernie Casey
Football
8-Jun-1939   NFL wide receiver turned actor
Candy Clark
Actor
20-Jun-1947   American Graffiti
Buck Henry
Comic
9-Dec-1930   Frequent SNL host
Jim Lovell
Astronaut
25-Mar-1928   Apollo 13
Rip Torn
Actor
6-Feb-1931   Arthur on The Larry Sanders Show

CAST

David Bowie   ...   Thomas Jerome Newton
also starring
Rip Torn   ...   Nathan Bryce
Candy Clark   ...   Mary-Lou
Buck Henry   ...   Oliver Farnsworth
Bernie Casey   ...   Peters
Jackson D. Kane   ...   Prof. Canutti
Rick Riccardo   ...   Trevor
Tony Mascia   ...   Arthur
Linda Hutton   ...   Elaine
Hilary Holland   ...   Jill
Adrienne Larussa   ...   Helen
Lilybelle Crawford   ...   Jewellery Store Owner
Richard Breeding   ...   Receptionist
Albert Nelson   ...   Waiter
Peter Prouse   ...   Peters' Associate
Jim Lovell   ...   Himself

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