Vesoljska ladja pade na Zemljo in bitje v njej se polasti videza umrlega moža mlade ženske. Pomiriti mora njene strahove, da bi mu vdova pomagala in ga naposled odpeljala v Arizono.
Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.