“Starman” quotes

Movie Starman
John Carpenter directed this movie in 1984
Title Starman
Year 1984
Director John Carpenter
Genre Sci-Fi, Romance
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Plot – Jenny Hayden is a widow without children. One night, a weird stray of light coming from the living room wakes her up. What happens is extraordinary and scary at the same time: in few minutes, the body of a baby turns into a child, then into a teenager and into a man, who looks identical to her dead husband. Even if the stranger isn’t able to speak properly, he begs the woman to immediately drive him to Arizona. It is a long journey, but “they” wait for him there and if he doesn’t arrive in 3 days, he will die.
All actors – Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Phalen, Tony Edwards, John Walter Davis, Ted White, Dirk Blocker, M.C. Gainey, Sean Stanek, George 'Buck' Flower
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  • “- Jenny Hayden: What's it like up there?
    - Starman: It is beautiful. Not like this, but it is beautiful. There is only one language, one law, one people. There is no war, no hunger. The strong do not victimize the helpless. We are very civilized, but we have lost something, I think. You are all so much alive, all so different. I will miss the...” (continue)
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    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
    Jeff Bridges - Starman
  • “- Mark Shermin: Have people from your world been here before?
    - Starman: Before yes. We are interested in your species.
    - Mark Shermin: You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?
    - Starman: You are a strange species. Not like any other. And you'd be surprised how many there are. Intelligent...” (continue)
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    Charles Martin Smith - Mark Shermin
    Jeff Bridges - Starman
  • “- Starman: I thought guns make you a little bit jumpy.
    - Jenny Hayden: You make me a little bit jumpy.”

    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
  • “Do you seriously expect me to tell the President that an alien has landed, assumed the identity of a dead housepainter from Madison, Wisconsin and is presently out tooling around the countryside in a hopped up orange and black 1977 Mustang?”
    Richard Jaeckel - George Fox
    [Tag:alien, driving]
  • “- Starman: Shit!
    - Jenny Hayden: Don't mind him. He's just learning English.
    - Roadhouse Waitress: Well, he's got a hell of a start on it!”

    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
    Lu Leonard - Roadhouse Waitress
  • “- Jenny Hayden: Why didn't you wake me?
    - Starman: I like to watch you sleep. I don't know - why. Strange. I think I am becoming a planet Earth person.”

    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
    Jeff Bridges - Starman
  • “- Starman: Do deer eat people?
    - Jenny Hayden: No.
    - Starman: Do people eat people?
    - Jenny Hayden: Of course not. What do you think we are?
    - Starman: I think you are a very primitive species.”

    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
  • “- Jenny Hayden: Okay? Are you crazy? You almost got us killed! You said you watched me, you said you knew the rules!
    - Starman: I do know the rules.
    - Jenny Hayden: Oh, for your information pal, that was a yellow light back there!
    - Starman: I watched you very carefully. Red light stop, green light go, yellow light go very fast.”

    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    [Tag:rules, traffic]
  • “- Deer Hunter: Cried when you saw Bambi?
    - Starman: Define 'Bambi'?
    - Deer Hunter: Huh?
    - Jenny Hayden: He doesn't understand, he's not from around here.”

    Ted White - Deer Hunter
    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
  • “This body has a terrible emptiness. This is called hungry?”

    Jeff Bridges - Starman
  • “Love is, um, it's when you care more for someone else than you do yourself.”
    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
  • “I have to go to the bathroom. The ladies room. The restroom. It's when a person has to - um - oh, the hell with it. You figure it out for yourself. I'm going.”

    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
  • “- Starman: What is kid-nap-ped?
    - Jenny Hayden: You want to know what kidnapped is? It's being dragged out of your house in the middle of the night by some... whatever you are... being forced to drive all night with a gun pointed at your side and not knowing where you're going or what's going to happen to you when you get there. So if you're...” (continue)
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    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
  • “- Cook: What's your line?
    - Starman: Line?
    - Cook: Work. Whaddya do when you're not hitchin' rides?
    - Starman: Oh, I make maps.
    - Cook: Make any money?
    - Starman: I make maps.
    - Cook: Well, you don't get rich cookin' either!”

    George 'Buck' Flower - Cook
    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    [Tag:gain, job]
  • “- Starman: Can anyone have - babies?
    - Jenny Hayden: Just women.
    - Starman: I understand the reproductive process as you know it.
    - Jenny Hayden: As we know it?”

    Jeff Bridges - Starman
    Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
    [Tag:pregnancy, women]