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Director:
Writer:
William Sachs (written by)
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Release Date:
December 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The first new horror creature See more »
Plot:
An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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the movie monster that needs a bucket. See more (90 total) »

Cast

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Alex Rebar ... Steve West (The Incredible Melting Man)
Burr DeBenning ... Dr. Ted Nelson
Myron Healey ... General Michael Perry
Michael Alldredge ... Sheriff Neil Blake

Ann Sweeny ... Judy Nelson
Lisle Wilson ... Dr. Loring
Cheryl Smith ... The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Julie Drazen ... Carol
Stuart Edmond Rodgers ... Little Boy
Chris Witney ... Little Boy
Edwin Max ... Harold
Dorothy Love ... Helen

Janus Blythe ... Nell Winters

Jonathan Demme ... Matt Winters
Westbrook Claridge ... Second Security Guard
DeForest Covan ... Janitor
Samuel W. Gelfman ... Fisherman (as Sam Gelfman)
Bonnie Inch ... Nurse
Mickey Lolich ... First Security Guard
Keith Michl ... Maintenance Man
Leigh Mitchell ... Carol's Mother
Don Walters ... Photographer

Newell Alexander ... Steve West (voice)

Rosemary Alexander ... Nora (voice) (as Rosemary Lovell)
Dave Hull ... Houston Control (voice)
Jennifer Mulaire ... Newscaster (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Inch ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Robert J. Koster ... Homeless Man (uncredited)

Directed by
William Sachs 
 
Writing credits
William Sachs (written by)

Produced by
Peter Cornberg .... associate producer
Robert L. Fenton .... associate producer
Samuel W. Gelfman .... producer
Max Rosenberg .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Arlon Ober 
 
Cinematography by
Willy Kurant (director of photography) (as Willy Curtis)
 
Film Editing by
James Beshears 
 
Casting by
Estelle Tepper 
 
Art Direction by
Michel Levesque 
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... special makeup effects
Tina Lewis .... makeup artist
Dulcie Smith .... makeup artist
Greg Cannom .... special makeup assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Peter Cornberg .... production manager
Don Walters .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda Civitello .... second assistant director
Michel Levesque .... second unit director
Don Walters .... assistant director
 
Art Department
David Kaufman .... art director: second unit
Keith Michl .... property master
 
Sound Department
Mark Bovos .... sound mixer
Brett Wheatley .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt person (as Bruce Barbour)
Dana Bertolette .... stunt person
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt person (as Conrad Palmisano)
Sonny Shields .... stunt person
Dana Bertolette .... stunt double: Alex Rebar (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Ackerman .... grip
Lance Billitzer .... electrician
Paul Dillingham .... assistant camera: second unit
Jim Dunn .... gaffer
Rita Eichinger .... second assistant camera
Ben Haller .... best boy
Steve Hess .... electrician: second unit
Jeremy Lezin .... still photographer
Glenn Schellerup .... gaffer: second unit
Henning Schellerup .... director of photography: second unit
Buzzy Sloane .... assistant camera
Gary Strange .... grip
Gil Valle .... key grip
Tom Wilson .... grip: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Foster .... wardrobe assistant
Rebecca Ross .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dick Bernstein .... assistant editor
Karen Hoenig .... assistant editor
L. Mark Tosti .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Arlon Ober .... conductor
Cosmic Consort Orchestra .... orchestra
 
Transportation Department
Steve Ackerman .... driver
Bruce Singer .... driver: Winnebago
 
Other crew
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor: second unit (as Joan Blum)
Betty Goldberg .... script supervisor
Sandy King .... script supervisor: second unit
Tom Kirk .... production assistant
Julie G. Moldo .... production secretary (as Julie Moldo)
Barbara Pieters .... production assistant
Max Rosenberg .... presenter (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Rebecca Ross .... additional dialogue
Rebecca Ross .... location manager
Margaret Sachs .... script supervisor
Alan Schechtman .... production assistant
John Wong .... production assistant
 

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84 min
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Trivia:
Reportedly makeup artist Rick Baker created a number of gruesome appliances that were never used in the film because star Alex Rebar refused to wear them.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the nurse enters the room of the melting man, she drops the blood containers and it splatters her shoes; then, as she runs away down the hallway, her shoes are completely clean.See more »
Quotes:
Second Security Guard:Who the hell are you?
Dr. Ted Nelson:I'm Dr. Ted Nelson!
First Security Guard:Don't move!
Dr. Ted Nelson:LISTEN TO ME I'M DOCTOR TED NELSON!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Home Alone (1990)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
the movie monster that needs a bucket., 27 October 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

After a mishap in space, an astronaut returns to Earth where he starts turning into a murderous melting monster.

I must admit that while watching this B monster movie my opinion of it did change a few times. At first, after the first 15 minutes or so, I thought that this was going to be one cheesy mess of a movie. However I found myself enjoying this campy flick the further I got into it. I mainly have the great makeup effects of a young Rick Baker to thank for it too! Baker's talents are evident even in this early movie with it's bloody good makeup work. The oozing melting man effects are impressive for a low-budget production. There's also a great death-by-power line scene.

Still, this movie isn't flawless now. The performances of the cast are pretty weak and the movie has its share of silly scenes - like an overacting nurse running through a window to escape the title character or a scene where an elderly couple decide to steal some lemons and end-up paying big time!

The Incredible Melting Man is a mixed-bag of B horror fun. Nothing to be taken seriously, for sure, but B horror fans may just dig it.

** 1/2 out of ****

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