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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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Great trash movie!!! See more (68 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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Runtime:
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:
This movie and Agency (1980), both first released in 1980, were the first major credited cinema movie appearances of actor Saul Rubinek.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: At the 51-minute mark, there is a sequence in which the character played by George Kennedy emerges in a dark uniform atop the ship while the character played by Richard Crenna looks from below. During three separate long shots of Kennedy, a crew member and camera are plainly visible to the left of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
[on collision course with the titular ship]
Ashland:Signal him to alter course.
Seaman No. 1:I already have, sir.
Ashland:Well, signal him again, damnit.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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35 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Great trash movie!!!, 5 October 2000
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Atrocious acting,nonsensical script,very low production values:all these elements can be found in Alvin Rakoff's "Death Ship".So why am I not going to trash this little movie?It's simple,I really like this film for those very reasons.It is everything low-budget horror movie should be,yet still manages to tell its story and generate a considerable amount of unease and dread.A cruise ship is destroyed by another ship(the Death Ship),killing most of the crew.The few survivors of the crash,who include the captain(George Kennedy from "Creepshow 2" or "Just Before Dawn"),a family of four and some others,decide that it would be a good idea to board the same ship that crashed their cruise ship.The death ship then starts killing its new victims.Despite so many bad comments "Death Ship" is still watchable.It has some really creepy scenes and memorable moments.Yes,the film doesn't make very much sense,but that's not what director Alvin Rakoff intended.Instead he puts together nightmarish sequences surrounded by an eerie sounds.You have to be a real horror fan to fully appreciate "Death Ship".Check this one out,it's pretty good.Highly recommended.

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