Columbia/Delphi (Larry J. Franco & Michael
W: Bruce A. Evans & Raynold Gideon
DP: Donald Morgan
Ed: Marion Rothman
Mus: Jack Nitzsche
Jeff Bridges (Starman/Scott
Hayden), Karen Allen (Jenny Hayden), Charles Martin Smith (Mark Shermin), Richard Jaeckel (George Fox)
A visiting alien takes on the human form of a widow's late
husband and the two of them fall in love as she helps him return back home.
Derivative of E.T. for a more adult or mature audience, it
works reasonably well due to the realistic performances from Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen, as well as the natural chemistry which materialises between their characters. A little light on any
particularly memorable scenes, but still an enjoyable piece of intelligent science fiction. A short-lived television series followed.