The Man Who Fell To Earth

1976, Movie, R, 140 mins

The Man Who Fell To Earth
Nicolas Roeg's cult classic about an alien (Bowie) who arrives on Earth in search of water for his drought-stricken planet, where his wife and children are dying of thirst. The alien takes the name of Thomas Jerome Newton, arrives at the office of patent attorney Farnsworth (Buck Henry), and offers him a number of innovative designs with which they can make a great deal of money--enough for Newton to build a vehicle that will return him to his home planet. Newton and Farnsworth are soon running a huge financial empire, but Newton's plans are threatened both by an inquisitive chemistry professer (Rip Torn) and by his own descent into earthly ways.

Roeg began his c...

Released: 1976 Rated: R Length: 140 mins

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