The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Nicolas Roeg, 1976

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The Man Who Fell to Earth
Walter Tevis, 1963

The Man Who Fell to Earth is a movie directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1976 and based on the book of the same name by Walter Tevis, first published in 1963. The movie features David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry, Jackson D. Kane, Bernie Casey, and others.

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976)

8.1

/ 10

Book Cover: The Man Who Fell to Earth (Walter Tevis, 1963)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Man Who Fell to Earth, the 1963 book by Walter Tevis.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Read by: George Guidall

Storyline

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet on a mission to take water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought. Newton uses the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth, and acquires tremendous wealth as the head of a technology-based conglomerate.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Man Who Fell to Earth, the 1976 movie by Nicolas Roeg

Year

1976

Minutes

139

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Country: UK

Year: 1976

Length: 2h19m

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Cover of The Man Who Fell to Earth, the 1963 book by Walter Tevis

Year

1963

Pages

209

Book Rate

8.10

S: Goodreads

Book

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Country: USA

First published in: 1963

Length: 209 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Series poster
The Man Who Fell to Earth (2022-)
TV Series by Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, John Hlavin

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Poster of The Man Who Fell to Earth, the 1976 movie by Nicolas Roeg

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