Twilight Zone: The Movie

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • UPC: 085391157144
  • Original Release: 1983
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: HD-DVD

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 Voice Only
Rod Serling Voice Only
Thomas Byrd
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
Richard 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, Producer
Michael Finnell Associate Producer
George Folsey Jr. 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, 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Really Liked This Movie

    I Think This Movie Was Cool!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2003

    This is a great movie!

    This movie is masterfully done the performances in the movie are fantastic, especially John Lithgow's performance, I think that my favorite part of the movie would have to be the opening sequence with Dan Aykroyd, ''Wanna see something really scary'', this is a great movie if you liked the old television series you love this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE MAN COULD EVER MAKE!!!

    This movie is awsome. I give it 4 stars because it is a mix of science fiction & fantasty. It is just like the new generration of the twilight zone should be. Don't listen to whatever bad things your freinds or other people say about it. THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2002

    A worthy film to the great original series

    This movie is almost as good (and ten times scarier) as the original, great TWILIGHT ZONE tv show. Buy it! You'll love it. There are is a new original story that's great (segment one) and some pretty creepy interstitials at the begining and end of the film. Burges Merrideth does a wonderfull job narrating. Two of the three segments based on cassic episodes are better than the originals (Kick the can, #2, and Terror at 20,000 feet, #4) John Lithgow gives a very chilling performance in number four. It's more than worth the money

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2002

    The Movie Complements the Show

    Twilight Zone: The Movie was very enjoyable. Stephen Spielberg did an excellent job with ''Kick the Can.'' John Lithgow's performance is terrific in the movie's ending. All in all, it's a good movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2001

    THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME!!!

    This movie was both well thought out, and had a good storyline. The prelude into the four short stories (played brilliantly by Dan Ackroyd) sets the mood for the rest of the movie. The first story starts off well, and ends even better. It teaches us that we never know what people have to go through until we walk a mile in their shoes. The second story, about a mystical kick-the-can game, is both heart-warming and entertaining to watch. The third story is an interesting look at what someone with the power of manifestation would do with his/her ''powers''. The fourth and final story tells of a man who is deathly afraid of flying, and becomes hysterical on the flight. This is the story famous for the... ''there's someone on the wing, there's some thing on the wing.'' John Lithgow plays the hysterical man on the plane, almost as though it were really happening to him (scary, huh?). If nothing else entices you to buy this movie, be assured that the ending is magnificent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    This movie kept the originality and creativity from the original show and made it scary! All of the four stories are different and keep you wondering what is going to happen next, the best of which are the last two. The movie starts out with an introduction scene that is shocking, frightening, and surprisingly funny. Then the first segment begins when a racist man is forced to expierience the hardships of the people he is unfair to. The second segment, about the elderly getting a second chance at youth, is directed by Speilburg and is the last glimpse of happiness you will get until the real weirdness sets in. The third story places a woman at the mercy of a all powerful child who has made his parents disappear, took his sister's mouth away, and is now forcing strangers to be his new family. the final segment, the best of all, has a man who has a fear of flying seeing a strange creature trying to destroy the wing of the plane, but is it really just in his head? This movie is a must-buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    do you want to see something really scary

    when i first watched this movie i didn't know what to expect. when i watched it i loved it. the beginning i awsome because it shows dan akoroid turn into a cool looking monster and attack the driver. the only thing that i didn't like about it was the 2nd part. it didn't seem like the twilight zone, but it was good. overall i thought that it was a great movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2003

    NOT AS GOOD AS THE TELEVISION SERIES

    I don't think that the movie really lives up to the original television series. All except for the following: NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET, that is. I think Lithgow's performance was spectacular in the remake of the classic episode, and it really stuck close to it (I've seen a few original Twilight Zone episodes). I also rather liked the one where a strange visitor makes elderly patients in a nursing home return to early youth. I also liked the beginning of the movie, where the two men are riding in the car together. ''You wanna see something really scary?'' is my favorite line, and then Dan Akroyd turns his head, and then when he turns it back around, he's a horrificly-faced creature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2001

    A classic T.V. show is now a movie.

    Twilight zone the movie was a very good sci fi film. Based on the classic TV show by Rod Serling,it featured four stories and a very disquieting opening sequence. The first segment is about a bigot who got what he payed for. The secend was the weakest segment. It is about a old man that brings joy to his friends with a game. The third is about a nasty little boy with horrible powers. The fourth and best is a man who's flight turns into living terror. The movie was not as good as the show but it was very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2000

    the worst corniest movie ever--THIS ISN'T ANYTHING LIKE REAL TWILIGHT ZONE SHOWS!!

    This was absolutely HORRIBLE. It wasn't neat to watch, mysterious, or even scary at all I expected it to be like the old twilight zone TV shows when I rented it. It starts out with an introduction where two people are driving down the road for a long time (very boring) and ends when one of them suddenly turns into a monster. The first show has a racist person in a bar. When he wanders out of it, he arrives in what is suppose to be Nazi Germany and gets shot by soldiers in the arm. It was stupid and pointless. The second show was the worst at all. You would of guessed it would have been for 3 year olds. An old man comes to a nursing home and has the old folks play outside, where they turn into kids and then turn back. It had long drawn out scenes where i could have fallen asleep. There was one time where it tried to be funny, but it was boring and stupid. The third one was where a teacher is driving somewhere. She meets a kid and comes home with him. He has powers to wish whatever he wants. (Actually it was about tied for the worst with the 2nd one) The last ''show'' features a hysterical man on a plane. It lasts for about an hour with nothing happening, and then he looks outside and sees a creature on the air plane. They land (no one is hurt) and part of the airplane is ripped up. To sum it up, this movie was boring and horrible. It wasn't well thought out. I could have fallen asleep while watching it (I mistakinly kept thinking that the next part of it might be better). Save your money. It is nothing-----nothing at all like the old (real) Twilight Zone shows (as if they just stuck the name in the title) . The movie ''Treasures of the Twilight Zone'' was pretty good, but don't get this: it is idiotic, thoughtless, and corny. I wouldn't have given this phony, so-called ''Twilight Zone'' movie a star at all, but the minimum was 1 star.

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    Posted October 27, 2009

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