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The Brother from another planet (1984)
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Call no.:
DVD 007 798
Title:
The Brother from another planet
Originally produced:
1984
Format:
DVD
Summary:
"In this vastly amusing, offbeat fantasy, Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial (Joe Morton) who crash-lands on Earth -- in Harlem -- and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his original and eye-opening journey through the streets of urban America. But can his message of brotherly love resonate with the intergalactic bounty hunters trying to track him down?"
Credits:
Anarchists' Convention Inc. and IFC Films ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles.
Edition:
Widescreen format.
Publication:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Languages:
In English with optional English and Spanish subtitles.
Details:
1 DVD (110 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Anarchists' Convention, Inc
IFC Films
Director(s):
Sayles, John
Screenwriter(s):
Sayles, John
Producer(s):
Renzi, Maggie
Cast:
Joe Morton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ren Woods, Steve James, Maggie Renzi.
Production:
Director of photography, Ernest R. Dickerson ; music, Mason Daring.
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features include audio commentary by John Sayles, featurette with John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, Casa de los babys trailer.
Subjects:
City and town life Drama.
Inner city Drama.
African Americans in motion pictures.
Genre:
Feature films.
Science fiction films.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Science fiction films
Year: 1980s
Spoken language: English
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Title: Brother from another planet
Director: Sayles, John
Actor: Bridgewater, Dee Dee
Actor: Morton, Joe
Actor: Woods, Ren
Musical score composer: Daring, Mason
Production studio: Anarchists' Convention, Inc
Production studio: IFC Films
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action