Watch: The Brother from Another Planet 1984 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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 home planet arrive and try to capture him..
Plot: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
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Intelligent, Heartfelt & Beautiful – It’s Not What You’d Expect
A very intelligent and heartwarming movie. Sure it has it’s comical moments but I could hardly laugh because I kept feeling sorry for the mute alien – he had no idea what was happening sometimes but he does learn fast. The movie is funny yet sad at the same time.
Example of what I mean by funny yet sad: He’s hungry and grabs a pear to eat, the store clerk gets upset grabs the pear from him and fusses at him, she then waits on a customer, the aliens see that money was handed to the cashier for pears, so the alien ends up opening the cash register to get money to give to the cashier for some pears. Of course she thinks he was stealing and all he tried to do was to give her money for pears. That’s funny but it’s also very sad to me… he was hungry and but didn’t have a clue about money.
During the whole course of the film, my heart kept going out to our mute alien. Sure I got some giggle from the movie but I kept feeling sorry for him – like I wanted to grab him and teach him things from our planet and to protect him. LOL.
This is a good movie with some comical moments, some very sad moments and, I guess you can say, a lesson to teach us about our own society (from immigration to drugs).
Now Here Is Something Different!
Can you say “different?” Have often do you see a movie in which the lead character never utters one word?
That’s the case here, a unique story of an alien who crashes near Harlem, a famous black neighborhood in New York City. The alien is a black man, so he fits in despite not being able to speak! He’s just looked upon as another “brother,” as the title indicates.
Two aliens come after him – white guys, naturally. In the Liberal world of films, white people are bad and black people are good 99 percent of the time…..at least when there is a contrast between the two. Writer-director John Sayles is a prime example of this type of racist thinking. But he wrote a fun film here, I have to give him that.
Even though some of the scenes make absolutely no sense, it’s an entertaining movie start- to-finish. Joe Morton plays the sympathetic alien with three toes and strange nails. You have to root for him because he’s portrayed as such an innocent, harmless creature.
The best part of the film is the humor, some subtle, some not-so-subtle. The guys in the neighborhood bar where the alien hangs out brought the biggest laughs.
I find this a lot of fun to watch every three or four years.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (Australia)
Genre Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director John Sayles
Writer John Sayles
Actors Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL2, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory Monaco Film Laboratories, San Francisco (CA), USA (2003 restoration), Movielab, New York (NY), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 250T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm