Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman (Jeff Bridges) inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man's widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined site, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona. Pursued by military officials trying to kill him, Starman forges a lasting bond with Jenny.
Director: John Carpenter
Producer: Larry Franco, Barry Bernardi, Michael Douglas, Bruce Evans and Raynold Gideon
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Smith, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Phalen, Tony Edwards, John Walter Davis and Ted White