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The brother from another planet

Author: John SaylesPeggy RajskiMaggie RenziJoe MortonDee Dee BridgewaterAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, ©2003.
Series: MGM DVD.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth--in Harlem--and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his original and eye-opening journey through the streets of urban America. But can his message of brotherly love resonate with the intergalactic bounty hunters trying to track him down?"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy films
Science fiction films
Independent films
Comedy films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Sayles; Peggy Rajski; Maggie Renzi; Joe Morton; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Daryl Edwards; Ren Woods; Steve James; Leonard Jackson; Bill Cobbs; Tom Wright; David Strathairn; Fisher Stevens; Ernest R Dickerson; IFC Films.
ISBN: 9780792858102 0792858107
OCLC Number: 53129734
Language Note: Dialogue in English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
""The Brother from Another Planet" (1984) has been preserved by Anarchists' Convention in collaboration with UCLA Film and Television Archive"--Opening frames.
Special features: audio commentary by John Sayles, featurette with John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, Casa de los Babys trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Ernest R. Dickerson ; production designer, Nora Chavooshian ; music, Mason Daring.
Cast: Joe Morton (The Brother), Maggie Renzi (Noreen), Ren Woods (Bernice), Steve James (Odell), Leonard Jackson (Smokey), Bill Cobbs (Walter), Tom Wright (Sam), John Sayles (Man In Black), David Strathairn (Man In Black), Fisher Stevens (Card trickster).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language, some drug content and brief nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation enhanced for widescreen 16:9 televisions ; Dolby digital mono.; NTSC.
Series Title: MGM DVD.
Other Titles: Brother from another planet (Motion picture : 1984)
Responsibility: IFC Films ; a film by John Sayles ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles.

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"Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth--in Harlem--and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his original and eye-opening journey through the streets of urban America. But can his message of brotherly love resonate with the intergalactic bounty hunters trying to track him down?"--Container.

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