The Brother from Another Planet
The Brother from Another Planet
Directed By John Sayles
Screenplay By John Sayles
Cast Joe Morton, Rosanna Carter, David Strathairn, Bill Cobbs
Produced By Peggy Rajski, Maggie Renzi
Film Editing By John Sayles
Cinematography By Ernest R. Dickerson
Music By Mason Daring, Denzil Botus, John Sayles

United States



Release Date

September 7, 1984


104 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Cinecom Pictures

Budget $350,000
Gross $4,000,000



  • Joe Morton as The Brother
  • Rosanna Carter as West Indian Woman
  • Ray Ramirez as Hispanic Man
  • Yves Rene as Haitian Man
  • Peter Richardson as Islamic Man
  • Ginny Yang as Korean Shopkeeper
  • Daryl Edwards as Fly
  • Steve James as Odell
  • Leonard Jackson as Smokey
  • Bill Cobbs as Walter
  • Maggie Renzi as Noreen
  • Olga Merediz as Noreen's Client
  • Tom Wright as Sam
  • Minnie Gentry as Mrs. Brown
  • Ren Woods as Bernice
  • Fisher Stevens as Card Trickster
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater as Malverne Davis
  • David Strathairn as Man in Black
  • John Sayles as Man in Black



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