The Brother From Another Planet

The Brother From Another Planet
The Brother From Another Planet

Year

1984

Duration

107 minutes

Genres

Comedy

Language

English

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Synopsis

When an African-American alien fetches up in Harlem, the locals are initially wary of his inability to speak and general strangeness, but they're soon won over by his technical wizardry and adopt him as one of their own. But can they help protect him from the bounty hunters who are pursuing him? Making the most of its limited budget, The Brother from Another Planet is a wry and likeable movie about race and the value of community from director John Sayles - a hugely respected figure in American independent cinema.

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15 Classification

This film has a few uses of strong bad language

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