Title (Year): The Brother From Another Planet (1984)
GRS Rating: 3 of 5
Notable Cast: Joe Morton
Duration: 1 hr, 48 min
Infractions: Blood, eyeball cam
Comments: An alien crashes to earth near the old immigration facility of Ellis Island. He looks black, and fortunately, finds his way to Harlem. Despite being unable to speak, he can understand languages and finds a way to earn money using his gift of healing people and machines. But, two men in black are following him.
This unusual film caught me by surprise. It has a powerful message about drug use and the lingering racism in Harlem. The lead actor does a fantastic job without ever speaking. It's unusual, dated, and different. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't give it a try!