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  • The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
  • R
    108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
R
108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.
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Director
John Sayles (directed by)
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Release date
Sep 14, 1984 (United States)

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Joe Morton
The Brother The Brother   See fewer
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Rosanna Carter
West Indian Woman West Indian Woman   See fewer
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Ray Ramirez
Hispanic Man Hispanic Man   See fewer
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Yves Rene
Haitian Man Haitian Man   See fewer
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Peter Richardson
Islamic Man Islamic Man   See fewer
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Ginny Yang
Korean Shopkeeper Korean Shopkeeper   See fewer
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Bill Cobbs
Walter Walter   See fewer
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Maggie Renzi
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Olga Merediz
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Minnie Gentry
Mrs. Brown Mrs. Brown   See fewer
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Renn Woods
Bernice (as Ren Woods) Bernice (as Ren Woods)   See fewer
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Alvin Alexis
Willis Willis   See fewer
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Caroline Aaron
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Herb Newsome
Little Earl (as Herbert Newsome) Little Earl (as Herbert Newsome)   See fewer
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John Sayles
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David Strathairn
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Michael Mantell
Mr. Love (as Michael Albert Mantel) Mr. Love (as Michael Albert Mantel)   See fewer
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Jamie Tirelli
Hector Hector   See fewer
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Fisher Stevens
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Charles Mitchell
Ed (as Chip Mitchell) Ed (as Chip Mitchell)   See fewer
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Randy Frazier
Bouncer Bouncer   See fewer
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Dee Dee Bridgewater
Malverne Davis Malverne Davis   See fewer
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Copper Cunningham
Black Hooker Black Hooker   See fewer
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Marisa Smith
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Kim Staunton
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Dwania Kyles
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Carl Gordon
Mr. Price Mr. Price   See fewer
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Leon W. Grant
Basketball Player Basketball Player   See fewer
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Anthony Thomas
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John Griesemer
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Ellis Williams
Watcher Watcher   See fewer
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Edward Baran
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Josh Mostel
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Deborah Taylor
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Dhonna Harris Goodale
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John Canada Terrell
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6.8 / 10 | 6,059 votes