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MrsBubsDeVere Mon 08-Aug-05 12:55:14

I can remember watching a film when I was younger and really really enjoyed, but, cannot remember the name.

I'll tell you as much as i can and hope someone knows it.

Some men go into space and the sun hits a satellite and it shines directly into this mans eyes.

When he gets back to earth, he has to stay out of sunlight or his body goes into overdrive, he is stronger, can run faster etc and if he carries on been subjected to sunlight he could die.

I THINK one of the words in the title of the film is star.

Heathcliffscathy Mon 08-Aug-05 13:18:07

starman? jeff bridges???

MrsBubsDeVere Mon 08-Aug-05 13:21:45

Nope, i think the man was an astronaut not an alien.

bossykate Mon 08-Aug-05 13:24:42

can you remember anyone who was in it?

Heathcliffscathy Mon 08-Aug-05 13:27:27

i'm pretty sure it is a jeff bridges film you're talking about....hang on

Heathcliffscathy Mon 08-Aug-05 13:29:12

it is it's starman, came out 1984 starring jeff bridges....i really think this is it

snafu Mon 08-Aug-05 13:30:16

Wasn't Starman about an alien though?

Heathcliffscathy Mon 08-Aug-05 13:31:15

ah no, maybe not, plot doesn't fit quite....


Heathcliffscathy Mon 08-Aug-05 13:32:06

the alien does take over the astronauts body tho, and i'm sure i remember him being red from the sun

oh well, keep trying

serenity Mon 08-Aug-05 13:32:18

It's not Starman - in that he was a little blob of alien light that took the form of the heroines dead dh. They then had to travel to a big crater site so he could make the rendezvous home. Oh, and he got her pg!

I love that film

suzywong Mon 08-Aug-05 13:34:16

can you tell us anyhmore about it? Can you pinpoint the era? early 70s, 80s?

alicatsg Mon 08-Aug-05 13:41:21

wasn't there a mel gibson thing like this? or am I fantasising (badly) again?>

lemonice Mon 08-Aug-05 13:42:03

Is this website any help Movie database

serenity Mon 08-Aug-05 13:43:02

this site has a list of loads of space films and a synopsis of the story, but I can't find anything similar on glancing through it.... I'll keep looking (have to go and do housework otherwise!)

suzywong Mon 08-Aug-05 13:44:09

here is the imdb search results for astronauts in the plot

suzywong Mon 08-Aug-05 13:46:49

well only the first 100 items, who would have thought it would be such a full sub-genre?

serenity Mon 08-Aug-05 13:49:25

heatvision and jack sounds similar - stars Ben Stiller?

serenity Mon 08-Aug-05 13:51:10

OOPs wasn't ever shown though, so can't be that.

MrsBubsDeVere Mon 08-Aug-05 14:14:59

i THINK it was in the 80's.

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