THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (1984)

 

 

Shot on shoestring while John Sayles was waiting for the funding for MATEWAN to come through, Sayles’ tale of a mute extraterrestial visitor (Joe Morton) who looks like a young black man wandering the streets of New York while being pursued by a pair of bounty hunting aliens (Sayles and David Strathairn) is a classic, blending humor with social context to an effect few films, before or since, have managed. With Rosanna Carter, Bill Cobbs and Fisher Stevens pulling off a couple of great magic tricks.

 

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Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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