The Man Who Fell to Earth

Rated NR 140 min. 2011

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.

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Official Site: www.rialtopictures.com/manwhofell.html

Director: Nicolas Roeg

Writer: Paul Mayersberg and Walter Tevis

Cast: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry and Bernie Casey

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