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Writers:
Stephen King (novel)
Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 November 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You were warned never to push Carrie to the limits. Now you must face the evil consequences. See more »
Plot:
A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(14 articles)
Stephen King sounds off on new 'Carrie' remake -- Exclusive
 (From EW.com - Inside Movies. 20 May 2011, 5:46 AM, PDT)

Top 10 Bloodiest Scenes in Film
 (From HeyUGuys. 31 October 2009, 8:43 AM, PDT)

Fangoria Week in Review 10.11.2009
 (From Fangoria. 10 October 2009, 10:55 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
the original and best See more (464 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sissy Spacek ... Carrie

Piper Laurie ... Margaret White

Amy Irving ... Sue Snell

William Katt ... Tommy Ross

John Travolta ... Billy Nolan

Nancy Allen ... Chris Hargensen

Betty Buckley ... Miss Collins

P.J. Soles ... Norma

Priscilla Pointer ... Mrs. Snell

Sydney Lassick ... Mr. Fromm

Stefan Gierasch ... Mr. Morton

Michael Talbott ... Freddy

Doug Cox ... The Beak
Harry Gold ... George
Noelle North ... Frieda
Cindy Daly ... Cora
Deirdre Berthrong ... Rhonda
Anson Downes ... Ernest
Rory Stevens ... Kenny

Edie McClurg ... Helen
Cameron De Palma ... Boy on Bicycle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Bolo ... Borne (uncredited)
Katie Irving ... Katie O'Shea / Voice of The Balladeer (uncredited)
Dan Protheroe ... Bassist - Vance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)
James Saad ... Drummer & Percussionist - Vance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)
Mike Towers ... Vance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)
Glen Vance ... Vance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (novel)

Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Monash .... producer
Louis A. Stroller .... associate producer
Brian De Palma .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Tosi 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Harriet B. Helberg 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Fisk 
Bill Kenney  (as William Kenney)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Rosanna Norton 
 
Makeup Department
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist (as Wesley Dawn)
Adele Taylor .... hair stylist
Ron Snyder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Heitzer .... first assistant director
Bill Scott .... second assistant director (as William Scott)
Dick Ziker .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gary Seybert .... prop master
Michael Casey .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lois Freeman .... assistant sound editor
Bert Hallberg .... sound mixer (as Bertil Hallberg)
David Rust .... boom man
Dan Sable .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... rerecording supervisor
Ron Kalish .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg Auer .... special effects (as Gregory M. Auer)
Ken Pepiot .... assistant special effects (as Kenneth Pepiot)
 
Stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Ziker)
Janet Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts (uncredited)
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunt double (uncredited)
Mary Peters .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant cameraman (as Dusty Blauvelt)
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant cameraman (as Joseph Cosko)
Jim Dyer .... best boy grip (as James Dyer)
Gene Griffith .... key grip (as Eugene Griffith)
Joel King .... operator
Ken Miller .... dolly grip (as Kenneth Miller)
Joe Pender .... gaffer
Jerome L. Posner .... best boy (as Jerome Posner)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Wynn Hammer .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Agnes Lyon .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Maria Iano .... apprentice editor
Michael Kirchberger .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael Arciaga .... music supervisor
Katie Irving .... singer: "Carrie" and "Born To Have It All"
Merrit Malloy .... lyrics for: "Carrie" and "Born To Have It All"
Natale Massara .... conductor
Dan Protheroe .... musician: bass guitar (uncredited)
James Saad .... musician: drums & percussions (uncredited)
Mike Towers .... musician: lead guitar (uncredited)
Glen Vance .... musician: keyboards & rhythm guitar (uncredited)
Glen Vance .... singer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gary Littlefield .... transportation
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wendy Bartel .... secretary to Mr. De Palma
James L. Carter .... production assistant
Angelo Corallis .... craft service
Dow Griffith .... location scouting
Patricia Heade .... production secretary
Hannah Scheel .... script supervisor
Robert Sinclair .... auditor
Shari Leibowitz .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) (2000) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1983) | Australia:R | Brazil:16 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18A (Alberta) (2000) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1993) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1991) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1978) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1977) | France:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG-12 | Japan:R15+ (2010) | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Norway:15 (2000) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (SubTV) (1992) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1997) (2001) | USA:R (certificate #24688) | West Germany:18 (original rating) | West Germany:16 (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The song played at the prom while Tommy and Carrie dance was performed by Katie Irving, the sister of Amy Irving.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Stephen King's name is spelled "Steven King" in the trailer.See more »
Quotes:
Miss Collins:The period's not up, Hargenson.
Chris Hargenson:It is for me.
Miss Collins:[to the other girls] Keep running!
[to Chris]
Miss Collins:Well, there are ten minutes left.
Chris Hargenson:Stick 'em up your...
[Miss Collins slaps her]
Chris Hargenson:You can't hit us! You'll get canned for this, you bitch!
Miss Collins:One more word out of you, and I'm gonna knock you down! Do you understand me?
Chris Hargenson:She can't get away with this if we all stick together! Norma? Helen? Sue!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in White Chicks (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
(Love is Like a) HeatwaveSee more »

FAQ

Why did all the girls dislike Carrie so much?
Why did Sue ask her boyfriend (Tommy) to take Carrie to the prom?
What did Stephen King think of the Film?
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40 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
the original and best, 10 November 2002
Author: Nick-337 from USA

Watching the TV remake of Carrie last week just made me miss the original version all the more. There were so many elements that made the 1976 movie a classic, but I will try to name just a few...

First of all, the original actresses could never be replaced. Sissy Spacek as Carrie White goes without saying. Sissy gave Carrie a child-like quality that no other actress can touch. You not only root for Spacek's Carrie, but you want to reach in and hug her. Equally irreplacable was Piper Laurie who brings a manic energy to her role as the religious-wacko Mrs. White. I loved how Piper and Sissy's southern accents enhanced their characters. I don't know if it was Stephen King's intention or not, but the way Carrie said "Momma" was just so southern. It was fun seeing Piper and Sissy reunited onscreen as southern sisters in the Grass Harp.

Two supporting actresses in the film who get little credit are Amy Irving and Betty Buckley. Irving brought an intelligent, thoughtful depth to the character of Sue Snell. Buckley as the caring gym teacher stole every scene she was in. One of the most touching moments was Miss Collins taking Carrie in front of the mirror and telling her that she is a pretty girl. Then the terrible realization on her face as she wonders if it is another cruel joke. And who didn't love it when Buckley slapped Nancy Allen's face?

Maybe the single most important element in Carrie is the suspense-building music. I can't express how perfectly the music framed every scene. It should have won an oscar for the soundtrack alone. The two beautiful themes still stick in my mind, "Born To Have It All" which was playing in the shower scene and "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You (Could Love Someone Like Me)" which Carrie and Tommy danced to at the prom. Even the cheesy band playing at the prom fit the mood just right with the lyrics, "The Devil's Got a Hold Of Your Soul".

Carrie is campy nostalgia. It really is a time capsule of that era in history. The polyester, the gym shorts and knee socks, the afros and farrah-hair just take you back to 1976. Where else can you see the stars of Welcome Back Kotter and Eight Is Enough in the same movie?

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