The Brother from Another Planet

United States, 1984

Film
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An alien spaceship, piloted by a runaway slave from a distant planet, crash lands in New York harbour. From it emerges a bedraggled, bewildered extra-terrestrial. Alone in New York, he is fair game for shysters, pushers and hookers - but worse is yet to come when two intergalactic bounty hunters beam down to recapture him. Writer/Director Sayles humorously mirrors modern society through the innocent eyes of this alien brother.

Credits

director

John Sayles

co-producer

Maggie Renzi

Peggy Rajski

production company

A-Train Films

Language

English

Duration

01:46:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37470

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Extraterrestrial beings

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Extraterrestrial beings

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life on other planets

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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