The Man Who Fell to Earth

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

extraterrestrial technology dystopia alien life-form cult film

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Release Date: March 18, 1976

Year    :   1976
Slogan    :   «Power, space, time and a visitor.»
Genres    :   Drama, Science Fiction
Production Companies    :   British Lion Films
Director    :   Nicolas Roeg
Producers    :   Michael Deeley, Barry Spikings, Si Litvinoff, John Peverall, Roy Stevens, Marilyn Clarke, Ronald Cook
Writers    :   Walter Tevis, Paul Mayersberg
RunTime    :   138 mins.
Budget    :   1500000

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.




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