Starman script
Starman (1984)
Synopsis: Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman (Jeff Bridges) inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man's widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined site, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona. Pursued by military officials trying to kill him, Starman forges a lasting bond with Jenny.

FADE IN:

EXT. HIGHWAY - NIGHT

The wail of a siren grows out of the distance and very faintly

through the fog we see the headlights and flashing blue rack

lights of a police car coming toward us. It drops into a

dip, reappears almost immediately, hurtling down the center

of the deserted highway. It gets closer and closer until the

lights and siren fill our senses then zooms past us.

INT. POLICE CAR - NIGHT

A frightened SECURITY GUARD is tensed forward off the back

seat, his hands clutched into the fabric between the two

regular POLICE OFFICERS in front.

GUARD:

(an edge of fear in

his voice)

It's coming up... Slow down...

(he points out between

them)

There, right there...

Through the windshield we can see the headlights pick up a

billboard announcing a 'new' housing development.

EXT. HIGHWAY - NIGHT

The squad car skids off the asphalt in front of the sign and

starts up a rutted dirt road. The sign tells us we are headed

for 'Pinewood Estates,' a housing development financed by

the Farmers Bank of Wisconsin.

INT. POLICE CAR - NIGHT

The Security Guard is becoming more agitated. He wipes a

cold sweat off his brow. The blue flashers reflect off the

fog onto the faces of the men. Suddenly the Security Guard

lunges forward and slaps off the rack lights and siren.

OFFICER:

(startled)

Benny, God, take it easy...

BENNY (GUARD)

I don't want to scare them away.

The two Police Officers exchange an indulgent look.

EXT. HOUSING TRACT - NIGHT

Using only its parking lights, the police car creeps up the

dirt road between skeletons of unfinished houses.

INT. POLICE CAR - NIGHT

The windows are rolled down. Periodically one of the men

leans out for a better look at the terrain around them.

SECOND OFFICER:

Smells smoke...

BENNY:

I told you.

EXT. HOUSING TRACT - NIGHT

The police car comes around a curve on the hillside and stops.

Above them on the next hill, a necklace of embers from a

grass fire and a burning tree flicker through the fog. The

men get out of the car.

BENNY:

(loud whisper)

There!! Up on the hill!!

The officer steps forward for a better look. Benny hangs on

his shoulder.

BENNY:

Right in line with that burning tree.

OFFICER:

I don't see anything.

BENNY:

It's there. The fog's thicker now,

but it's there. What do you think

started those fires?

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Bruce A. Evans

Bruce Anslie Evans (born September 19, 1946) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his work on Stand by Me (1986), Jungle 2 Jungle (1996) and Mr. Brooks (2007). more…

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