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Brother From Another Planet
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Brother From Another Planet 1984


From Amazon: Having been stymied in the midst of trying to make Matewan, John Sayles wrote what he thought could be a cheap, quick little movie and it turned out to be this near classic, which blends fish-out-of-water comedy with trenchant and serious science fiction. Joe Morton plays an extraterrestrial whose spaceship crashes in New York Harbor. When he swims ashore, he finds that most of Harlem is filled with earthlings who look just like him. He can't speak, but he quickly learns to communicate; he also finds ways to understand these strange, quarrelsome creatures, who seem to talk forever without really saying much. Sayles is at his economic...

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Brother From Another Planet Movie Review by James (8/2/2014)

In the more recent years of cinema, the rise of the independent feature film has now become something of a common practice in Hollywood. Practically, anyone- under the right circumstances and regulations- can make a movie. And this truly was the case back in the 70s and 80s. Which brings us to today's feature film. Shot in...

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