Original Australian movie poster - Starman. On August 20 1977, the Voyager II probe was launched into deep space. It carried an invitation to other intelligent species in the universe to visit our planet. Somewhere, someone listened. A change of pace for the director of such hits as 'HALLOWEEN', 'ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK' and 'THE THING', STARMAN is John Carpenter's spellbinding sci-fi odyssey about a benevolent alien explorer stranded on earth and the woman who becomes his only hope for survival.Powered by the remarkable performances of JEFF BRIDGES (in his Academy Award nominated role - 1985, Best Actor) and KAREN ALLEN (from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK), and featuring specail effects from ILM, a stirring music score and a wondrous story, STARMAN is a spectacular example of a movie's power to move us.