The Brother from Another Planet

The Brother from Another Planet

Joe Morton
Director: John Sayles Cast: Joe Morton
Joe Morton
, Darryl Edwards
Darryl Edwards
, Steve James
Steve James
John Sayles


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Filmmaker John Sayles' first bonafide box-office success, Brother from Another Planet centers on a black escaped slave from a faraway planet (Joe Morton) who finds himself on the mean streets Harlem. Though the locals are put off by the slave's inability to speak, they are won over by his technical wizardry. He is adopted as a "brother" by his new friends, who protect him from pursuing white aliens played by director Sayles and David Strathairn.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2012
UPC: 0661799538428
Original Release: 1984
Source: Desert Island Films
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 5,199

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Morton The Brother
Darryl Edwards Fly
Steve James Odell
Leonard Jackson Smokey
Bill Cobbs Walter
Maggie Renzi Noreen
Tom Wright Sam
Ren Woods Bernice
Reggie Rock Bythewood Rickey
John Sayles Man In Black
David Strathairn Bounty Hunter
Rosetta Le Noire Mama
Fisher Stevens Card Trickster
Josh Mostel Casio Vendor
Michael Mantell Mr. Love
Jaime Tirelli Hector
Edward Baran Mr. Vance
Caroline Aaron Randy Sue Carter
Herbert Newsome Little Earl
Dee Dee Bridgewater Malverne Davis
Sidney D. Sheriff Virgil
Copper Cunningham Black Hooker
Herb Downer Floor Buffer
Alvin Alexis Willis
Rosanna Carter West Indian Woman
Randy Frazier Bouncer
Minnie Gentry Mrs. Brown
Carl Gordon Mr. Price
Leon Grant Basketball Player
John Griesemer White Cop
Ishmael Houston-Jones Dancer
Olga Merediz Noreen's Client
Ray Ramirez Hispanic Man
Pete Richardson Islamic Man
Marisa Smith White Hooker
Kim Staunton Teacher
Deborah Taylor Vance's Receptionist
Anthony Thomas Basketball Player
Ellis Williams Watcher
Ginny Yang Korean Shopkeeper
Liane Alexandra Curtis Ace

Technical Credits
John Sayles Director,Songwriter,Editor,Screenwriter
Nora Chavoosian Production Designer
Tim D'Arcy Makeup
Mason K. Daring Score Composer,Songwriter
Ernest R. Dickerson Cinematographer
Cynthia Flynt Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Lineweaver Art Director
Karen Perry Costumes/Costume Designer
Peggy Rajski Producer,Production Manager
Maggie Renzi Producer
Eric Taylor Sound/Sound Designer

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