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The Man Who Fell to Earth

1976-03-18 | Drama / Science Fiction
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Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn

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The Man Who Fell to Earth FAQ

The release date of The Man Who Fell to Earth is March 18, 1976.
The runtime of The Man Who Fell to Earth is 138 minutes.
The director of The Man Who Fell to Earth is Nicolas Roeg.
The production budget of The Man Who Fell to Earth was 1,500,000 USD.
On July 23, 2021, there were 5204 public reaction to The Man Who Fell to Earth including patented style directing, surreal imagery, compelling narrative, high art, cryptic theme .
The genre of The Man Who Fell to Earth is Drama,Science Fiction.
The full version of The Man Who Fell to Earth is provided by Amazon Prime Video , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , Vudu , Redbox , DIRECTV
The casts of The Man Who Fell to Earth are David Bowie starring as Thomas Jerome Newton, Rip Torn starring as Nathan Bryce, Candy Clark starring as Mary-Lou, Tony Mascia starring as Arthur, Buck Henry starring as Oliver Farnsworth, Bernie Casey starring as Peters.
Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened..
On July 23, 2021, the IMDB rating of The Man Who Fell to Earth is 6.7/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 81/100, Metacritic rating is 81/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
The Man Who Fell to Earth won 1977 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA.