The Brother from Another Planet

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The sweet-natured and honest Brother looks like an ordinary African American man, distinguished only by his being mute and—although other characters in the film never see them—his feet, which each have three large toes. Upon arrival in Ellis Island, the Brother displays psychic powers, being able to hear the experiences of the immigrants that came before him. He is able to regenerate a foot that he lost after crashing in the ocean, perhaps to a shark bite. The Brother also has telekinetic powers but, unable to speak, he struggles to express himself and adjust to his new surroundings, including a stint in the Job Corps at a video arcade in Manhattan.

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  • TheTVDB.com Movie ID 45370
  • Status Released
  • Released Worldwide September 7, 1984
  • Runtime 108 minutes
  • Genres Comedy Drama Science Fiction
  • Directors John Sayles
  • Writers John Sayles
  • Spoken Languages English Spanish
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Production Countries United States of America
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Box Office Worldwide $4,000,000
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  • Created March 26, 2019
  • Modified May 16, 2019

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