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Director:
Writers:
John Robins (screenplay)
Jack Hill (story) ...
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Release Date:
7 March 1980 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Those who survive the ghost ship are better off dead! See more »
Plot:
Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Inventive and unsettling See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Kennedy ... Captain Ashland

Richard Crenna ... Trevor Marshall

Nick Mancuso ... Nick

Sally Ann Howes ... Margaret Marshall

Kate Reid ... Sylvia
Victoria Burgoyne ... Lori
Jennifer McKinney ... Robin Marshall
Danny Higham ... Ben Marshall

Saul Rubinek ... Jackie
Murray Cruchley ... Parsons (as Lee Murray)

Doug Smith ... Seaman No. 1
Tony Sherwood ... Seaman No. 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Semple ... Strangled Sailor (uncredited)

Directed by
Alvin Rakoff 
 
Writing credits
John Robins (screenplay)

Jack Hill (story) and
David P. Lewis (story)

Produced by
Derek Gibson .... producer
Harold Greenberg .... producer
Larry Nesis .... associate producer (as Larry Nessis)
 
Original Music by
Ivor Slaney 
 
Cinematography by
René Verzier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Campbell 
 
Production Design by
Chris Burke 
 
Art Direction by
Michel Proulx 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre David .... hairdresser
Joan Isaacson .... makeup artist
Huguette Roy .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Michael Bennett .... unit manager: USA
Adrian Hughes .... production supervisor
Roger Héroux .... production manager (as Roger Heroux)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Braive .... assistant director
Pedro Gandol .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Frances Calder .... props buyer
Pierre Gelinas .... assistant art director
Jim Hodgson .... props buyer
David Phillips .... props
Norman Simpson .... props master
Andre Brochu .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Appleby)
Henri Blondeau .... sound mixer
Terry Burke .... post-synchronisation sound effects
Steven Cole .... sound effects assistant (as Steve Cole)
Austin Grimaldi .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Malcolm .... post-synchronisation sound effects
Normand Mercier .... boom operator
Michele Moses .... sound effects assistant
William Trent .... sound effects editor (as Bill Trent)
Don White .... foley recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Albrechtsen .... special effects (as Mike Albrechtsen)
Peter Hughes .... special effects
 
Stunts
Grant Page .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Benison .... photographer: second unit
Michel Paul Bélisle .... gaffer (as Michel-Paul Belisle)
Frank Connor .... still photographer
Greg Daniels .... best boy
Denis Gingras .... camera assistant
Paul Gravel .... camera assistant
Frank Lenk .... camera operator
André Ouellette .... camera grip (as Andre Oullette)
John Palmer .... camera operator
Norman Smith .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Ingrid Fischer .... casting: Canada
Victoria Mitchell .... casting: Canada
Anna St. Johns .... casting: U.K.
Sue Stone .... casting: U.K.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul-André Guérin .... costumer
Gaudeline Sauriol .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Greg Glynn .... editing assistant
Yurij Luhovy .... editing assistant
Jean-Pol Passet .... editing assistant
 
Other crew
Victoria Barney .... production assistant: USA
Joy Berger .... unit publicist
Jean Louis Bibeau .... technical advisor
Monique Brasseur .... production assistant
Don Carmody .... production executive
Micheline D'Andre .... production assistant
Michael Dalling .... unit publicist
Andre Genest .... advisor: German memorabilia
Shirley Gill .... production accountant
Linda Gregory .... production accountant
Nancy Mayer .... production assistant: USA
Dave Novak .... unit publicist
Captain Pelletier .... technical advisor
June Randall .... script supervisor
Jacques Vezina .... technical advisor
Leon Vezina .... technical advisor
Linda Browne .... script supervisor trainee (uncredited)
 
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91 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Finland:K-18 (1988) | Finland:(Banned) (1980) | France:-12 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (1980-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2007) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Final theatrical feature film [to date April 2014] of actress Sally Ann Howes.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the group first comes up upon the ship after it sunk the cruise ship, you see one of the windows open up, you can clearly see a person's arm when he opens the window, it is supposed to be opened by a ghost, which it clearly isn't.See more »
Quotes:
Trevor Marshall):Where do you plan to sail her?
Ashland:Into eternity, Marshall. Eternity.
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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Inventive and unsettling, 29 January 2000
Author: heedarmy from United Kingdom

This low-budget horror film, produced as one of the last gasps of the late 70s UK/Canada co-production treaty, is a ramshackle affair in places, particularly the early shipwreck scene, cobbled together with stock footage from earlier films (such as "The Last Voyage"). Nevertheless, the premise of a Nazi torture ship endlessly roaming the oceans in search of fresh victims is a genuinely original one, and it's well-handled by director Rakoff. The ship itself looks appropriately forbidding and the various mishaps that befall the luckless survivors are nasty and inventive. You never quite know when the film is going to deliver a nasty shock moment, or just an unnerving frisson - such as the projector that goes on playing footage of Hitler rallies even after it has been destroyed. Wisely, the film doesn't attempt to explain why the ship has never been detected previously, how it is powered or what became of the crew ; it works on the level of a nightmare and becomes increasingly surreal the more heroes Crenna and Mancuso delve into the ship's horrors. The ending is well-conceived and extremely gruesome. Effective music score too. Nobody seems to rate this film too highly yet I find it chilly, unsettling and considerably more powerful than many better-known horror movies.

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