A Voyager space probe that we sent out many years ago to invite aliens to come visit us is discovered by an alien spaceship. They decide to accept our invitation, so they send an alien scout ship to visit the Earth. The lone alien visitor’s scout ship crashes and strands him on the Earth. Now he has to learn some simple English to ask a widowed human woman to help him rendezvous with his mother ship in three days so he can return home. Otherwise, he will die. The movie is about how he tries to save himself from this predicament. There are some funny moments as the woman’s feelings slowly change from terror to fear to curiosity to wonder to love.
An alien takes the form of a young widow’s husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Director: John Carpenter. Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith