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The Man Who Fell to Earth

2h 19m Drama, Science Fiction 1976

Travelling from his home planet that is gripped by a catastrophic drought, a humanoid alien named Thomas Jerome Newton comes to Earth on a mission to take water home. Using the advanced technology at his disposal to patent several inventions on Earth, Newton acquires incredible wealth as the head of a technology-based conglomerate that he intends to use to finance the construction of a space vehicle to ship water back to his planet. But Newton soon finds his true identity at risk due to the actions of an unscrupulous business colleague.


David Bowie (Thomas Jerome Newton) , Rip Torn (Nathan Bryce) , Candy Clark (Mary-Lou) , Buck Henry (Oliver Farnsworth)


Nicolas Roeg