The Man Who Fell To Earth is a 1975 British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg. Based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought. The film maintains a strong cult following for its use of surreal imagery and its performances by David Bowie (in his first starring film role), Candy Clark, and Hollywood veteran Rip Torn. The same novel was later remade as a less-successful 1987 television adaptation. Produced by Michael Deeley and Barry Spikings, who re- united two years later for work on another epic, The Deer Hunter.
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)