The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

Deaf... Crazy... Wino

Smokey (Leonard Jackson) tries to diagnose The Brother (Joe Morton) as either deaf, crazy, or a wino.

Directed by John Sayles.

Released in 1984 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Bum
  • character-type: Bartender
  • character-type: Crazy Person
  • character-type: Friend
  • character-type: Girlfriend
  • action: Examine
  • action: Argue
  • action: Drink
  • editors-choice: Drunken Fools
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • primary-genre: Independent
  • secondary-genre: Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • secondary-genre: Alien Sci-Fi
  • secondary-genre: Cult Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Independent Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • secondary-genre: Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Independent Movies
  • mood: Goofy
  • primary-occasion: Night on the Town
  • secondary-occasion: Happy Hour
  • prop: Drink
  • setting: Restaurant
  • setting: Bar
  • theme: Friendship
  • theme: Acceptance
  • actor: Leonard Jackson
  • actor: Steve James
  • actor: Ren Woods
  • actor: Joe Morton
  • actor: Bill Cobbs
  • actor: Daryl Edwards
  • director: John Sayles
  • producer: Maggie Renzi
  • producer: Peggy Rajski
  • cinematographer: Ernest R. Dickerson
  • composer: Martin Brody
  • composer: Mason Daring
  • editor: John Sayles
  • costume-designer: Karen Perry
  • production-designer: Nora Chavooshian
  • role-name: Smokey
  • role-name: The Brother
  • role-name: Odell
  • role-name: Fly
  • role-name: Walter
  • role-name: Bernice
  • screenwriter: John Sayles
  • year: 1984
  • studio: MGM