The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Man Who Fell to Earth ★★★½ 1976 (R)
Entertaining and technically adept cult classic about a man from another planet (Bowie, in a bit of typecasting) who ventures to earth in hopes of finding water to save his family and drought-stricken planet. Instead he becomes a successful inventor and businessman, along the way discovering the human vices of booze, sex, and television. Also available in a restored version at 138 minutes. Remade for TV in 1987 and based on Walter Tevis's novel. 118m/C VHS, DVD . GB David Bowie, Candy Clark, Rip Torn, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey, Jackson D. Kane, Rick Riccardo, Tony Mascia; D: Nicolas Roeg; W: Paul Mayersberg; C: Anthony B. Richmond; M: John Phillips.