This is a 70s or 80s, at the most early 90s movie. I don't remember much of it. The main character (male) is an alien (looks human) or time traveler or some interdimensional traveler.

I don't know how he ends up on earth. There is this tiny ball-like robot with AI that helps him, or maybe it was a glowing light ball or something. A bunch of kids help this guy out & hide him in their garage or shed or something. Also this guy is trying to escape some people from where ever he is from. He has a radio which he uses to stop these people from crossing over from their dimension/timeline/whatever. The radio interferes with the portal/event horizon which is a fuzzy gateway and stops the people who are trying to get him.

Anyone have any idea what this movie is?

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    I recognize it, but can't think of the title. I'll see what I can dig up.
    – user62707
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 15:11
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    First thing that came to mind with the "ball like robot" was Hard Time on Planet Earth but it doesn't match the other points.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 15:22
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    I'm almost certain I've seen this. I'm wracking my head like crazy right now! Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 16:24
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    Did the alien wear a silver suit for much of the movie? Was it American, British, other?
    – queeg
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 18:43

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Since your question contains a lot of "or something"s, perhaps you're thinking of Starman. He takes human form and has 7 small spheres that are 'magical', or perhaps AIs, which he uses to help people. He uses the first one to send a message 'home'. He's trying to get to a location where he can be picked up by his alien bretheren with the help of a woman. The 'bad guys' aren't aliens, it's the US government trying to capture him.

Better plot summary here.

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