Release dateDecember 1986 WriterChristopher Adcock, Christopher Blue (screenplay), Christopher Blue (story), Marnie Page CastRicky Paull Goldin (Dirt), Dennis Holahan (Aric), Sydney Penny (Robyn), Rosie Marcel (Tavy) Similar moviesDr No (1962), You Only Live Twice (1967), From Russia with Love (1963), Thunderball (1965), Stranger from Venus (1954)
TaglineShe was from another star. He had waited his whole life for this one meeting. Together they fell in love with a place called Earth.
Hyper sapien people from another star 1986 hidden gems movie review
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.
Hyper sapien people from another star trailer 1986
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.
Sydney Penny as Robyn
Ricky Paull Goldin as Dirt
Dennis Holahan as Aric
Keenan Wynn as Grandpa
Rosie Marcel as Tavy
Hersha Parady as Mrs. McAlpin
Peter Jason as Mr. McAlpin
Patricia Brookson as Cee Gee
Talia Shire as Dr. Tedra Rosen
The character of Kirbi got his I changed to a Y and became a supporting character in the 2005 animated film Chicken Little
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.