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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

The Brother from Another Planet
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6.8 IMDB rating

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Joe Morton

Joe Morton

The Brother
Rosanna Carter

Rosanna Carter

West Indian Woman
Ray Ramirez

Ray Ramirez

Hispanic Man
Yves Rene

Yves Rene

Haitian Man
Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson

Islamic Man
Ginny Yang

Ginny Yang

Korean Shopkeeper
Daryl Edwards

Daryl Edwards


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Description: The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a Black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother's ... (more)
Release date: 7 September 1984
UPC: 084296401611
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" Watch the full movie above!Movie is in the public domain.Story/Writing: ★★★★ (4 / 5) Acting: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5) Visuals: ★★★☆ (3.5 / 5) Soundtrack: ★★★ (3 / 5) Overall: ★★★★ (4 / 5) "

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"By Affirmative action R2D2: This movie is so New York in so many ways. You know what I mean. Alien comes to our planet and, by being essentially dissimilar, exposes social truths we, the "natural" inhabitants, have missed. This is "Tarzan", "Pollyanna", "K-Pax", "Superman", "Star Trek", "The Screwtape Letters", anything by which an author uses an "objective" narrator to make commentary on his/her "world". In this case a brother crash lands near Ellis Island (perhaps the first black "immigra"

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