Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star

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Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star
Hyper Sapien People from Another Star.jpg
Directed by Peter R. Hunt
Starring Sydney Penny
Ricky Paull Goldin
Dennis Holahan
Keenan Wynn
Rosie Marcel
Hersha Parady
Peter Jason
Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Cinematography John Coquillon
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date
December 1986
Running time
92 min.
Country Canada
Language English

Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star is a 1986 film directed by Peter R. Hunt and starring Dennis Holahan, Ricky Paull Goldin, Sydney Penny, Keenan Wynn, and Rosie Marcel.[1]

Plot[edit]

One night, three aliens from the planet Taros-- a young woman named Robyn, a girl named Tavy, and a furry three-eyed, three-armed creature named Kirbi-- stow away on a spaceship headed for Earth, and land near Aladdin, Wyoming. The next morning, the aliens befriend a rancher's son named Dirt while he's out riding fences on his motorcycle. Robyn shows off her bike-riding skills and the quartet go to visit Dirt's grandparents. After Kirbi beats Grandpa at poker, the creature drinks a can of gasoline. Later, Kirbi keeps feeding the goats even though Grandpa wants him to feed the chickens. Grandpa then shows Kirbi how to shoot Coors cans with a gun while he complains about how much the world has changed. Dirt forms a relationship with Robyn, learning that her hair changes color depending on exposure to sunlight and that she's come from a moonbase and was supposed to go back to her home planet, rather than coming to Earth. Dirt tries to keep his new friends a secret from the rest of his family, but things get complicated when other aliens come looking for the missing trio, Grandpa shows Kirbi to some old folks at the General Store, and a Senator arrives at the ranch for a barbecue. [2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was originally going to be directed by Michael Wadleigh (Woodstock, Wolfen), but he dropped out of the project & Peter R. Hunt took over.

This is the final movie in which actor Keenan Wynn appears.

Though the movie takes place in rural Wyoming, it was filmed in Calgary, Alberta.[3]

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