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Director:
Writers:
Joseph Garofalo (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
26 February 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Data incomplete... Human blood required. Thus spake the computer. See more »
Plot:
A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Clint Howard ... Stanley Coopersmith

R.G. Armstrong ... Sarge

Joe Cortese ... Reverend Jameson (as Joseph Cortese)
Claude Earl Jones ... Coach
Haywood Nelson ... Kowalski

Don Stark ... Bubba

Charles Tyner ... Colonel Kincaid
Hamilton Camp ... Hauptman
Louie Gravance ... Jo Jo
Jim Greenleaf ... Ox

Lynn Hancock ... Miss Friedemeyer

Loren Lester ... Charlie Boy
Kathy McCullen ... Kelly
Lenny Montana ... Jake
Leonard D'John ... Tony
Bennett Liss ... Captain Merrill

Katherine Kelly Lang ... Susie Baker

Richard Moll ... Father Esteban
Robert Tafur ... Old Priest
Sue Casey ... Mrs. Caldwell
Kristine Alskog ... Teacher
Thomas Hilliard ... Teacher
Nadine Reimers ... Peasant Girl
Deborah Dawes ... Attendant
DeForest Covan ... Janitor
Jane Bartelme ... Girl Student
Alan Harris ... Cadet

Directed by
Eric Weston 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Garofalo (screenplay) &
Eric Weston (screenplay)

Joseph Garofalo (story)

Produced by
H. Hal Harris .... associate producer
Gerald Hopman .... associate producer
Sylvio Tabet .... executive producer
Sylvio Tabet .... producer
Eric Weston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Kellaway 
 
Cinematography by
Irv Goodnoff 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Tetoni 
 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
 
Art Direction by
George Costello 
Dena Roth 
 
Set Decoration by
Maria Caso 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... special visual effects makeup (as Allan Apone)
Leslie Bruso .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Kathie Clark .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Robert Clark .... special visual effects makeup assistant (as Bob Clark)
Morton Greenspoon .... mirrored contacts (as Dr. Morton K. Greenspoon)
Peter Knowlton .... makeup artist
Rick Lazzarini .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Suzanne Moreau .... special visual effects makeup assistant
Francisco X. Pérez .... special visual effects makeup (as Frank Carriosa)
Douglas J. White .... special visual effects makeup (as Douglas White)
 
Production Management
Alan R. Green .... unit production manager (as Alan Green)
Jeffry John Stein .... post-production executive
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cary Glieberman .... first assistant director
Ron Kinwald .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Bingham .... construction supervisor (as Michael D. Bingham)
Tommy Estridge .... set dresser
H.R. Gerrard .... production storyboards
Debbi Richardson .... set dresser (as Debbie Richardson)
Conrad Schabauer .... property master
David E. Harshbarger .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Doug Arnold)
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Glass Jr.)
Michael P. Redbourn .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doc Wilkinson)
Don Summer .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Carter .... special effects
Harry Woolman .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... special photographic effects
Wendy Vanguard .... art director: effects
 
Stunts
Sam Baldoni .... stunt double
Dick Drake .... stunt double
Kenny Ferrugiaro .... stunts: demon
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Lisa Gordy .... stunt assistant
Vic Hunsberger .... stunt double (as Victor Hunsberger Jr.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Barber .... assistant camera
Albert Behar .... electrician
Ray Bilger .... best boy grip (as Raymond E. Bilger)
David Boyd .... assistant camera
Clyde E. Bryan .... assistant camera
Alan Caso .... gaffer
Alan Caso .... panaglide operator
Alan Caso .... second camera operator
Stephen Crawford .... second grip
Samuel Buddy Fries .... assistant camera (as S. Buddy Fries)
Jesse Mather .... electrician (as Jess Mather)
Mike Moad .... electrician
Michael Paris .... still photographer
Marie Pedersen .... electrician
Krishna Rao .... assistant camera
Wendell Wethington .... key grip (as Wendall Wethington)
 
Casting Department
Mary Hope Lemon .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lennie Barin .... costumer
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... costumer (as Lyn McKissick)
Kristin Nelson .... costumer
Esther Shain .... wardrobe assistant
Paul Wooldridge .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Robert C. Baral .... post-production accountant (as Robert Baral)
Donna Blair .... assistant editor
Christina Cocek .... post-production assistant
Felicity Field .... apprentice editor
Robert Leader .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor
Jules Chaikin .... music contractor
Gary Chang .... custom electronics
David Franco .... music executive
Jeff Harris .... music mixing engineer
Roger Kellaway .... conductor
Armin Steiner .... music recording engineer
 
Other crew
Jane Bartelme .... production secretary
Dick Drake .... wrangler
Mary Ellen Flaherty .... talent coordinator
Alan Harris .... production assistant
Andy Howard .... production accountant
John Lantz .... wrangler
Andrea Lewak .... production assistant
Warren Lewis .... location manager
Steve Martin .... wrangler
Kathryn Petty .... production coordinator
Alice Campbell Romano .... assistant: Mr. Tabet
Vicki Scott .... production assistant
Jenny Townsend .... script supervisor
Lee Sollenberger .... animal trainer: wild boar (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jim Childs .... special thanks: Bible artwork
Ike Jenkins .... special thanks: band director, Dos Pueblos High School Marching Band
Peter Walsh .... special thanks: computer programmer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Evilspeaks" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
89 min | Canada:97 min (video version) | Germany:92 min | UK:100 min | Argentina:98 min
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Iceland:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 (video rating) (1988) | New Zealand:R16 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut)

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Trivia:
Clint Howard and Don Stark agreed not to socialize during filming so that they could maintain the hostility that existed between their characters.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the first shower sequence one of the actors can be seen wearing a jockstrap.See more »
Quotes:
Father Esteban:I will return.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Computers and killer pigs, 1 July 2013
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

An army cadet is bullied by four other students and some authority figures. One day he is sent to clean the old church basement as a punishment and, while there, he finds a secret room which contains an ancient Satanic Mass book. He discovers that passages from it can reincarnate a 16th century Satanist called Esteban. Using a computer, he revives Esteban and has bloody revenge on all those from the academy who have wronged him.

Evilspeak was another early 80's horror movie that found itself onto the UK video nasty list. These were the films considered so offensive that they threatened the moral fabric of Britain back in the day. As a result it was banned and, naturally, has benefited ever since from the notoriety. Like most on that list it's difficult to understand what all the fuss was about with this one. If anything it proves that the censors back then were a spectacularly over-sensitive and humourless group of people. Because it's well-nigh impossible to see how they could have thought anyone could have taken this film seriously enough to then go out and commit acts of violence. This is a film about a possessed computer after all. It features a horde of man-eating pigs and has a climax where the hero floats through the air wielding a big sword. To my knowledge, none of these things has ever cropped up in the news in the years since Evilspeak was released.

How is it as a film? It's fun, if nothing too impressive. It takes it's time to get to the horror stuff to be fair, although this does allow for more character development. The main guy Cling Howard (Ron's brother) is pretty decent and is a guy that's easy to root for. The film is essentially a nerd revenge flick and the bullies are an appalling bunch of cretins. So you are willing them to be dispensed with in as nasty a way as possible. And to be fair, the climax is pretty good with all manner of gory mayhem ensuing. Evilspeak is kind of a hybrid of Carrie with early 80's computer technology…with demon pigs thrown in for good measure. It's one of those horror films from the time that is kind of crazed but pretty imaginative, so it's easy to get onside with this one.

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