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3.5
189 Ratings

The Brother from Another Planet

Directed by John Sayles
United States, 1984
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Joe Morton stars in this dramatic comedy, set in New York City in the early 1980s, as “The Brother,” an alien and escaped slave who, while fleeing “Another Planet,” has crash-landed in Upper New York Harbor.

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The Brother from Another Planet Directed by John Sayles

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

1985 | Winner: Dramatic Non-Competition (Special Jury Recognition)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1984 | 2 wins including: Best Actor (Caixa de Catalunya)

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