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Heavy Metal (1981)

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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grimaldi (segment "Grimaldi") / Co-Pilot (segment "B-17") / Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice)
Caroline Semple ...
Girl (segment "Grimaldi") (voice)
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Girl (segment "Harry Canyon") / Satellite (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice)
Al Waxman ...
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Alien (segment "Harry Canyon") / Henchman (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice)
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Desk Sergeant (segment "Harry Canyon") / Dan (segment "Den") / Den (segment "Den") / Robot (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)
Glenis Wootton Gross ...
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Whore (segment "Harry Canyon") / Queen (segment "Den") (voice)
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Katherine (segment "Den") (voice)
Martin Lavut ...
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Norl (segment "Den") / Taarak (segment "Taarna") (voice)
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Prosecutor (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice)
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Sternn (segment "Captain Sternn") / Male Reporter (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") / Edsel (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)
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Lawyer (segment "Captain Sternn") / General (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)
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Storyline

A sweeping story of the battle of good against evil is told through an anthology of short animated films about a glowing green orb (the Loc-Nar) that is the personification of ultimate evil in the universe. Based loosely on the American magazine "Heavy Metal," and the French magazine "Métal Hurlant". Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Louder And Nastier Than Ever See more »


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Release Date:

7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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$9,300,000 (estimated)
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When the aliens are stoned and flying through space, one of the damaged starships they pass is the USS Enterprise. See more »

Goofs

In the "Den" story, the Queen gets up nude after sex, then is suddenly wearing a blue loincloth-type garment. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: A shadow shall fall over the universe, and evil will grow in its path, and death will come from the skies.
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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Workin' In A Coal Mine
Performed by Devo
Written by Allen Toussaint
Publisher: Marsaint Music/Warner Bros Music, BMI
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Cult classic.
30 August 2001 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Gerald Potterton's "Heavy Metal" is definitely one of the best animation movies ever made.It has everything:violence,sex,nudity,humor and intelligent story.Great soundtrack by such hard rock/heavy metal groups like Black Sabbath,Nazareth,Devo,Blue Oyster Cult,Journey,Sammy Hagar,Trust,Grand Funk Railroad etc.My favourite segment from "Heavy Metal" is "B-17"-this one is dark,bloody and creepy!My highest recommendation.


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