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The Man Who Fell to Earth


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The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 18

133 mins United Kingdom Director. Nicolas Roeg

David Bowie cemented his unearthly persona in Nicolas Roeg’s startling cult film; playing in alien stranded on earth while on a mission to find water for his own world, he initiates a plan to amass a fortune to help save his home planet.

Perfectly cast in a role that suits his aloof acting style, Bowie portrays the alien as a detached observer of human folly, decadently devouring 1970s culture on multiple television sets. But it’s Nicholas Roeg’s direction that defines The Man Who Fell to Earth as a cult sci-fi classic, in a film full of startling compositions, inspired editing and a warped alien's perspective of 20th-century insanity.

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Directed by

Nicolas Roeg


David Bowie

Rip Torn

Candy Clark

Buck Henry

Bernie Casey

Jackson D. Kane


Science Fiction


Contact! Cult Cinema Closed Captions


18 Contains strong sex and nudity




United Kingdom



Production company

British Lion Films

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