Making Of...
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Starman Behind The Scenes

AKA:
Starman Picture
1984
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Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1984 Sci-Fi movie starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith et al.
Then-Twenty-Somethings Kevin Bacon and Tom Cruise were each considered for the lead in 'Starman', but after Karen Allen was cast as Jenny, John Carpenter looked for a lead man closer to her age. In his early thirties, the part finally went to Jeff Bridges.
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After the box office failure of "The Thing" in 1982, Carpenter explains he jumped at the chance to prove he could make a feel good, sweet Film like E.T.

E.T. as competition was part of the reason for many movies failing during 1982.
Contributed by: Sean K.
In preparation for the alien role, Jeff Bridges studied birds, borrowing their sudden jerky head movements among other subtle nuances to add to his character. This of course translated well, since this alien would not have natural human mannerisms, being "encased" in a human's body for the first time.
The "rendez-vous" point Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen climed down into, to meet up with his ship, is a crater located outside Flagstaff, Arizona and is about 49,000 years old, 570 feet deep, and a mile wide. The equivelant force of 20 to 40 million tons of TNT from a 100-165 foot diameter asteriod resulting in the force of an atomic bomb. (Information from National Geographic)
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Deleted Scenes
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Alternate Versions
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