The Man Who Fell to Earth

Space alien crash lands on Earth, seeking help for his drought-stricken planet. By securing patents to advanced technology, he becomes a fabulously wealthy industrialist. However, money and its attendant decadence ultimately exert a stronger gravitational pull. Bowie seemed perfectly cast as the space traveller, and the film further cemented director Roeg's status as one of the most unique filmmakers of the 1970's. Originally cut by 20 minutes in its 1976 US release, this anniversary presentation is the complete version.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Nicolas Roeg

Cast:

  • David Bowie
  • Rip Torn
  • Candy Clark
  • Buck Henry
  • Bernie Casey

Writers:

  • Paul Mayersberg
  • Walter Tevis

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