PG | | Romance, Sci-Fi
An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Director John Carpenter met with star Tom Cruise in consideration for the film's title lead role. Carpenter liked him but Cruise was busy making Ridley Scott's "Legend (1985)" so he wasn't available.
Hey, take it easy!
Starman: Up yours!
Deer Hunter: I'm going to get that son of a bitch!
(at around 1h 26 mins) They talk about the meteor crater being south of Winslow, AZ when in fact, the crater is approx 18 miles WEST of Winslow, AZ.
$2,872,022 16 December 1984