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Swamp Thing -- A research scientist accidentally turns himself into a walking, talking hunk of slime, which is part plant, part swamp and part human. The human side still has feelings for his lady love and protects her from his arch-nemesis, and fellow scientist.
Swamp Thing -- Clip: Airboat Explosion

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Director:
Writers:
Wes Craven
Len Wein (comic book)
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Release Date:
19 February 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more! See more »
Plot:
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Better than most B movies--Craven demonstrates early talent... See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Louis Jourdan ... Arcane

Adrienne Barbeau ... Alice Cable

Ray Wise ... Dr. Alec Holland

David Hess ... Ferret
Nicholas Worth ... Bruno

Don Knight ... Ritter
Al Ruban ... Charlie
Dick Durock ... Swamp Thing
Ben Bates ... Arcane Monster
Nannette Brown ... Dr. Linda Holland
Reggie Batts ... Jude
Mimi Craven ... Arcane's Secretary (as Mimi Meyer)
Karen Price ... Arcane's Messenger
Bill Erickson ... Young Agent
Dov Gottesfeld ... Commando
Tommy Madden ... Little Bruno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Jennings ... Motor Boat Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Wes Craven 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wes Craven 
Len Wein  comic book
Bernie Wrightson  comic book

Produced by
Benjamin Melniker .... producer
Michael Uslan .... producer (as Michael E. Uslan)
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg (director of photography) (as Robin Goodwin)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Bracken 
 
Casting by
Barbara Hanley 
Cathy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
David Nichols 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Bolomet 
Bennett Choate 
 
Makeup Department
Wren Boney .... assistant makeup artist
Ken Horn .... special makeup effects artist: Charleston
Tonga Knight .... makeup artist
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist
Tony Marrero .... hair stylist
Esther Mercado .... special makeup effects artist: Charleston
David B. Miller .... special makeup effects artist
William Munns .... special makeup effects designer
Deborah Shankle .... special makeup effects artist: Charleston
 
Production Management
Yoram Ben-Ami .... unit production manager
Paula Benson-Himes .... post-production supervisor (as Paula Himes)
Robert Bordiga .... unit production manager
Al Ruban .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoram Ben-Ami .... assistant director
Anthony Cecere .... second assistant director
Todd Corman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Brit Babcock .... arts department: dresser
Carl Copeland .... construction coordinator
Tommy Estridge .... property master (as Tom Estridge)
Robb Wilson King .... set designer
Rhoda E. Neal .... assistant art director (as Rhoda Neal)
 
Sound Department
Robert Deschaine .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
David Dockendorf .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Dockendorf)
John L. Mack .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Mack)
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist
 
Special Effects by
Arthur Brewer .... special effects (as Art Brewer)
Geoffrey Rayle .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunts (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Anthony Cecere .... fire gap stuntman
Ted Duncan .... stunt coordinator
Bill Erickson .... stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... airboat stunt coordinator
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunts (uncredited)
Garry Westcott .... stunt double: Louie Jordan (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Jeffcoat .... still photographer
Mark M. Pompian .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michael Wyka .... casting: Charleston
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bennett Choate .... Ms. Barbeau's evening gown
Paul A. Simmons Jr. .... costume designer: Charleston (as Paul A. Simmons)
 
Editorial Department
Rick Mitchell .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Jack Briggs .... location manager
Marlena De Fabrizio .... production assistant
Chandler Evans .... production assistant
Aviva Gellman .... production auditor
Randolph Hille .... manager: Crafts Services
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Michael McCulley .... production assistant
Jeffrey Mendel .... production aide
William Munns .... prosthetics constructor
Kimberly Myers .... production office coordinator
Steve Rhea .... assistant location manager
Mary Salter .... set coordinator
Mary Salter .... set producer
Charlene Webb .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
91 min | USA:93 min (DVD version) | Australia:89 min (DVD version)
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (original rating) | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (VHS rating) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (DVD rating) | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:PG (self applied cut TV rating) | USA:PG
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau) is an amalgam of two characters, Abby Arcane and Matthew Joseph Cable, from the source "Swamp Thing" comic books, who in them was married at different times to both Matthew Cable is and Dr. Anton Arcane, the latter of whom in the film is played by Louis Jourdan but the two are antagonists and are not romantically involved.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bruno drinks the formula and shrinks, his clothes shrink right along with him.See more »
Quotes:
Swamp Thing:Everything's a dream when you're alone.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Better than most B movies--Craven demonstrates early talent..., 9 February 2000
Author: John A. Nesbit (janesbit1) from Phoenix, Az

I first saw Swamp Thing on The Movie Channel in its early years when you could see the same movie multiple times each week. I don't recall how many times I actually watched it back in the 1980's, but I remembered that it was better than most low budget films I'd seen.

I just watched it again last night on video, and found that the movie holds up. I was a little surprised to discover that it was directed and written by Wes Craven of the successful Scream movies. Swamp Thing is one of his earlier projects--though it came out 10 years after his first feature, The Last House of the Left.

There were glimpses of Craven's genius demonstrated in Swamp Thing. The dialog has touches of humor and doesn't take itself all that seriously. Adrienne Barbeau shows her toughness when confronted by the evil forces by getting a few punches in and continuing to fight and escape despite the odds.

For a low budget film, Craven has an eye for beauty--the swamp itself is filmed beautifully in many places. With a bigger budget he could have done more. But it's not necessary. With the scale and purpose of this movie Craven accomplishes about as much as you can hope for here. It's worth a look.

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