Twilight Zone: The Movie
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Twilight Zone: The Movie

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Director: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg

Cast: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg

     
 

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Based on the popular television series created by Rod Serling, this film of horror and the supernatural tells four separate stories--each by a different director: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller. In one, a bigot is taught a lesson when he is transported to experience the lives of three different victims of prejudice and intolerance. Another… See more details below

Overview

Based on the popular television series created by Rod Serling, this film of horror and the supernatural tells four separate stories--each by a different director: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller. In one, a bigot is taught a lesson when he is transported to experience the lives of three different victims of prejudice and intolerance. Another takes a trip to an old-age home where the arrival of a special man turns some of the residents into youthful people once again. In the third, a woman befriends a timid young child who turns out to be a maniacal brat with bizarre powers. The final segment shows how a man with an aversion to flying has a rough time when he panics and then sees a strange creature on the wing outside his window seat.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Based on the classic Rod Serling television series, and perhaps best known for the accidental death of actor Vic Morrow and two Vietnamese children during production, this anthology film features a wildly uneven quartet of entries. The first, KKK, directed by John Landis, with Morrow as an embittered racist, is far too short to deal with its ambitious subject, although the actor is effective in his final role. The second segment Kick the Can, from Steven Spielberg, is an excessively sentimental fantasy, starring Scatman Crothers as an old man conferring youth on the residents of a retirement home. Things improve with the third episode, It's a Good Life, an imaginative tale about a family in thrall to a child with special powers, includes a finely modulated performance by the underrated Kathleen Quinlan. The last and best of the segments, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, directed by George Miller, stars John Lithgow in a virtuoso turn as an airplane passenger who is terrified by the sight of an elusive creature who can only be seen be him. The film's moderate success led to a television revival of the original series.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2007
UPC:
0085391157441
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Time:
1:41:00

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Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dan Aykroyd Passenger
Jeff Bannister Charlie
Patricia Barry Mother
Peter Brocco Mr. Mute
Albert Brooks Driver
Nancy Cartwright Ethel
Larry Cedar Creature
Scatman Crothers Mr. Bloom
Cherie Currie Sara
Christopher Eisenmann Young Mr. Mute
Tanya Fenmore Young Mrs. Weinstein
Margaret Fitzgerald Young Girl
Eduard Franz Old Man
Martin Garner Mr. Weinstein
Charles Hallahan Ray
Alan Haufrect Mr. Conroy's Son
John Dennis Johnston Co-Pilot
Jeffrey Lambert Mechanic No. 1
Jeremy Licht Anthony
John Lithgow Valentine
Murray Matheson Mr. Agee
Kevin McCarthy Uncle Walt
Laura Mooney Young Mrs. Dempsey
Vic Morrow Bill
Bill Mumy Tim
Christina Nigra Little Girl
Remus Peets German officers
Priscilla Pointer Miss Cox
Kathleen Quinlan Helen Foley
Bill Quinn Mr. Conroy
Elsa Raven Nurse No 2
Evan Richards Young Mr. Agee
William Schallert Father
Lonna Schwab Mother
Helen Shaw Mrs. Dempsey
Frank Toth Mechanic No. 2
Domingo Ambriz GI's
Al Leong Vietnamese
Burgess Meredith Narrator
Rod Serling Narrator (End of 4th Segment)
Thomas Byrd Actor
Doug McGrath Larry
Kai Wulff German Officer
Sue Dugan Waitress No. 1
Steven Williams Bar Patron
Annette Claudier French Mother
Joseph Hieu Vietnamese
Stephen Bishop Charming G.I.
Vincent J. Isaac G.I.
John Larroquette KKK
Norbert Weisser Soldier
Selma Diamond Mrs. Weinstein
Scott Nemes Young Mr. Weinstein
Richard Swingler Mr. Gray Panther
Dick Miller Walter Paisley
Abbe Lane Senior Stewardess
Donna Dixon Junior Stewardess
Charles Knapp Sky Marshall
Margaret Wheeler Old Woman
Jeffrey Weissman Young Man
Eddy Donno K.K.K.
Debby Porter Waitress

Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director
John Landis Director,Producer,Screenwriter
George Miller Director
Steven Spielberg Director,Producer
David Allen Special Effects
James D. Bissell Production Designer
Jerome Bixby Original Story
Rob Bottin Makeup Special Effects
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Jackie Carr Set Decoration/Design
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
Sally Cruickshank Animator
Allen Daviau Cinematographer
Jon Davison Associate Producer
Michael Finnell Associate Producer
George Folsey Associate Producer
Robert Garland Screenwriter
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Tina Hirsch Editor
John Hora Cinematographer
George Clayton Johnson Original Story,Screenwriter
Michael Kahn Editor
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Kathleen Kennedy Associate Producer
Stevan Larner Cinematographer
Marci Liroff Casting
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Matheson Screenwriter
Michael McCracken Makeup,Makeup Special Effects
Dan Moore Costumes/Costume Designer
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig Reardon Makeup Special Effects
Josh Rogan Screenwriter
Richard Sawyer Art Director
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Howard E. Smith Editor
James Spencer Art Director
Paul Stewart Special Effects
Jim Teegarden Set Decoration/Design
Bob Westmoreland Makeup
Michael Wood Special Effects Supervisor

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