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William Sachs (written by)
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Release Date:
December 1977 (USA) See more »
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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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In space nobody can hear you...melt! See more (89 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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The films Spanish title is Viscosidad, which means "Stickiness."See more »
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Continuity: While the Melting Man is creeping around, the sunlight changes between shots from late sundown to mid-afternoon, and then immediately to the middle of the night.See more »
Quotes:
[it's lunch time at the Nelson home]
Dr. Ted Nelson:Steve escaped.
Judy Nelson:Oh God. What're you gonna do?
Dr. Ted Nelson:Uh... did you get some crackers? I told you yesterday that we needed some crackers.
Judy Nelson:Oh, I forgot. I knew there was something... Y'know there's uh, there's a pad right by the phone y'know, you could write it down too.
[she brings over his soup]
Judy Nelson:So what about Steve?
Dr. Ted Nelson:So, we don't have any crackers?
Judy Nelson:Ted. Steve?
Dr. Ted Nelson:Steve? I've got to go out and find Steve.
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19 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
In space nobody can hear you...melt!, 3 October 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"The Incredible Melting Man" is a fantastically gross, trashy and energetic Z-grade production that every self-respecting camp-horror freak simply has to see for him/herself! The ideal way to describe this low-budget 70's gem is like a shameless copy of Hammer's "The Quatermass Xperiment" ...only a thousand times filthier! Astronaust Steve West is the only survivor of a disastrous space-mission, but turns out the carrier of a horrible disease that makes him radioactive and ... causes him to melt! In shock after seeing his face in the mirror (can you blame him?), Steve busts out of the hospital, leaving a trail of sticky pus and fallen off body parts behind. Doctor Ted Nelson has to find him urgently, as the disease also set Steve up with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. The premise may sound utterly stupid but this flick is enormously entertaining and contains great make-up effects from the hand of Rick Baker. The melting dude's face looks like a rotting pizza and his heavy breathing makes him sound like Darth Vader! Another big advantage is that William Sachs' screenplay doesn't waste any time on tedious scientific explanations or emotional speeches. The repulsiveness starts right away and lasts until the very last moment of the film. Just enjoy this silly horror gem and try to switch off your brain activity as much as you can because, if you start contemplating about the many stupidities in the script, you'll miss out on all the campy fun!

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