About

Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted...

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Directed by

Nicolas Roeg

Written by

Paul Mayersberg (Screenplay)
Walter Tevis (Novel)

Runtime

138 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Power, space, time and a visitor.

Cast

Keywords

cult film extraterrestrial technology alien life-form dystopia

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