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Starman ★★★ 1984 (PG)

An alien from an advanced civilization lands in Wisconsin. He hides beneath the guise of a grieving young widow's recently deceased husband. He then makes her drive him across country to rendezvous with his spacecraft so he can return home. Well-acted, interesting twist on the “Stranger in a Strange Land” theme. Bridges is fun as the likeable starman; Allen is lovely and earthy in her worthy follow-up to “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” 115m/C VHS, DVD . Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel; D: John Carpenter; W: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon; C: Donald M. Morgan; M: Jack Nitzsche.