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The Visitor --  The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil.

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Director:
Writers:
Luciano Comici (screenplay) &
Robert Mundi (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 November 1980 (USA) See more »
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They know we are here...
Plot:
The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Incompetent nonsense with well-known cast. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mel Ferrer ... Dr. Walker

Glenn Ford ... Det. Jake Durham

Lance Henriksen ... Raymond Armstead

John Huston ... Jerzy Colsowicz
Joanne Nail ... Barbara Collins

Sam Peckinpah ... Dr. Sam Collins

Shelley Winters ... Jane Phillips
Paige Conner ... Katy Collins
Ja Townsend
Jack Dorsey
Johnny Popwell ... AAA Mechanic
Wallace Wilkinson ... Police Captain
Steve Somers
Lou Walker ... AAA Mechanic
Walter Gordon Sr. ... Thomas
Hsio Ho Chao
Calvin Embry ... Hot Dog Man
Betty Turner ... Receptionist
Steve Cunningham ... Jerzy's Assistant
Neal Boortz ... Businessman (as Neal Bortz)
Jack H. Gordon ... Businessman
Steve Beizer ... Basketball Coach
Bill Ash ... Businessman
Charles Hardnett ... Basketball Coach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Dorsey ... Sheriff Paul Townsend
Bart Russell ... Skating rink patron

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Himself (uncredited)
Dave Hinchberger ... Basketball game patron (uncredited)

Franco Nero ... Jesus Christ (uncredited)

Aron Siegel ... Hot dog stand customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Giulio Paradisi  (as Michael J. Paradise)
 
Writing credits
Luciano Comici (screenplay) (as Lou Comici) &
Robert Mundi (screenplay) (as Robert Mundy)

Giulio Paradisi (story) (as Michael J. Paradise) &
Ovidio G. Assonitis (story) (as Ovidio Assonitis)

Produced by
Ovidio G. Assonitis .... producer (as Ovidio Assonitis)
A. Caponetto .... associate producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer (uncredited)
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. .... executive producer (uncredited)
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Franco Micalizzi 
 
Cinematography by
Ennio Guarnieri (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Curi  (as Robert Curi)
 
Art Direction by
Franco Vanorio  (as Frank Vanorio)
 
Set Decoration by
M. Graziosi 
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mario Cotone .... production supervisor
Jacques Goyard .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Cruise .... assistant director
Meyer Glickman .... assistant director
Jean Ludwigg .... assistant director (as Jean Ludwig)
 
Art Department
Brian Smith .... property master
Lynn Wolverton-Parker .... property master (as Lynn Wolverton)
 
Special Effects by
Vern Hyde .... special effects (as Vernon Hyde)
Bart Russell .... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley .... special effects (as Robert Shelley)
 
Visual Effects by
Ermando Biamonte .... optical special effects (as E. Biamonte)
 
Stunts
Max Balchowsky .... stuntman
Ted Duncan .... stunt coordinator
Lawrence Montaigne .... stuntman
Artie Nay .... stuntman
Aaron Norris .... stuntman
Don Pike .... stuntman
Cheyenne Rivera .... stuntman
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli .... director of photography: second unit
Denny Mooradian .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Bruno Bozzetto .... animator (as Bozzetto)
 
Casting Department
Stratton Leopold .... casting: Atlanta
 
Editorial Department
Andrea Gargano .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Franco Micalizzi .... conductor
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ovidio G. Assonitis .... presenter (as Ovidio Assonitis)
Ray Berwick .... bird trainer
Peter Shepherd .... production services: Swan American Film Corporation California
 
Thanks
George Busbee .... grateful acknowledgement: for their helpful assistance without which this film could never have been made (as Mr. George Busbee Governor of the State of Georgia)
Maynard Jackson .... grateful acknowledgement: for their helpful assistance without which this film could never have been made (as Mr. Maynard Jackson Mayor of the City of Atlanta)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stridulum" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:101 min | USA:90 min (edited version) | Argentina:100 min | USA:108 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Australia:M (TV rating) | Norway:16 | UK:18 | UK:15 (DVD re-rating) (2014) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paige Conner had trouble saying harsh profanity to Glenn Ford in her big confrontation scene with him.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the police officer is attacked by the bird and rolls his car down the bank, we see that the car is clearly about to come to rest upright. But subsequently we see the car upside down as it catches fire.See more »
Quotes:
Detective Jake Durham:Katy, I know you know something that was in that package, now tell me what it is and I woun't bother you anymore.
Katy Collins:Okay I will tell you but you might have to write it down. Are you ready?
Detective Jake Durham:Yes.
Katy Collins:Shove it up your ass!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Incompetent nonsense with well-known cast., 17 April 2008
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Kathy Collins is no ordinary eight year old girl.Indeed,she is unique,carrying within her the power of Sateen,an inter-spacial force of immense magnitude.Katy's primary mission on Earth is to carry these genes forward,a task accomplished by convincing her mother Barbara to bear a similarly endowed male child with whom Kathy would eventually mate."The Visitor" makes no sense.It plays like insane mix of such occult films as "Rosemary's Baby","The Exorcist" and "The Omen" but also a tribute to such sci-fi classics as "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".There are so many disconnected plot elements for example aliens wandering through the desert,giant green clouds billowing up from nowhere or the sky turning the color of blood,but the action is fast paced and some surreal images are quite psychedelic.6 out of 10.

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