The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Power, space, time and a visitor.

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Drama
  • Release Date: 1976-03-18
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 501 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 18min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: British Lion Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Nicolas Roeg
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Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

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  • David Bowie

    as Thomas Jerome Newton
  • Rip Torn

    as Nathan Bryce
  • Candy Clark

    as Mary-Lou
  • Tony Mascia

    as Arthur
  • Buck Henry

    as Oliver Farnsworth
  • Bernie Casey

    as Peters
  • Adrienne La Russa

    as Helen
  • Claudia Jennings

    as Peters' Wife
  • Rick Riccardo

    as Trevor
  • Jim Lovell

    as James Lovell
  • Hilary Holland

    as Jill
  • Linda Hutton

    as Elaine
  • Jackson D. Kane

    as Professor Canutti
  • Lilybelle Crawford

    as Jewelery Store Owner
  • Richard Breeding

    as Receptionist
  • Albert Nelson

    as Waiter
  • Peter Prouse

    as Peters' Associate
Sound John Phillips Original Music Composer
Writing Walter Tevis Novel
Production Michael Deeley Producer
Art Brian Eatwell Production Design
Directing Nicolas Roeg Director
Sound Stomu Yamashta Original Music Composer
Production Si Litvinoff Executive Producer
Editing Graeme Clifford Editor
Costume & Make-Up May Routh Costume Design
Production Barry Spikings Producer
Camera Anthony B. Richmond Director of Photography
Writing Paul Mayersberg Screenplay
Sound Robin Gregory Sound Recordist
Directing Susanna Merry Continuity
Directing Kip Gowans Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Martin Samuel Hairstylist
Production John Peverall Associate Producer
Crew Ellis Burman Jr. Makeup Effects
Art Simon Wakefield Set Decoration
Art Tom Raeburn Property Master
Camera Chuck White Still Photographer
Sound Terry Sharratt Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Linda DeVetta Makeup Artist
Production Roy Stevens Production Manager
Production Ronald Cook Production Accountant
Lighting Martin Evans Gaffer
Camera Gordon Hayman Camera Operator
Crew Richard Graydon Stunt Coordinator
Production Marilyn Clarke Production Coordinator
Sound Michael Ellis Sound Editor
Crew Matthew Norris Stunt Double
Directing Michael Stevenson Second Assistant Director