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Director:
Writers:
Wes Craven
Len Wein (comic book)
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Release Date:
19 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
Campy and cheesy sci-film from horror legend Wes Craven, a nice treat too it features sexy screen queen Adrienne Barbeau. See more (66 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
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)
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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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Trivia:
WILHELM SCREAM: Can be heard as Swamp Thing throws a thug out of his speed boat.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bruno drinks the formula and shrinks, his clothes shrink right along with him.See more »
Quotes:
Alice Cable:Don't be afraid, Jude.
Jude:You better say that to somebody whose desk you ain't hiding behind.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Campy and cheesy sci-film from horror legend Wes Craven, a nice treat too it features sexy screen queen Adrienne Barbeau., 7 September 2007
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

Wes Craven, who's normally known for his horror films that bring terror and fright, here with this 1982 entry he toned it down a lot. 1982's "Swamp Thing" is certainly campy as you can tell from the scenes it's cheap made and the sets look unrealistic and finally the costume of the creature is much to be desired. Still for a 1982 film well before the big computer and special effects graphic boom it held up pretty good and it's still a fun little watch and it was nice to be treated to Adrienne Barbeau's performance. Set in the muggy and swamp land of the deep southern US a scientist Alec Holland(Ray Wise)meets up with a sexy federal government agent Alice Cable(Adrienne Barbeau)and they develop a cure thru chemicals that is supposed to end hunger. A bad guy nemesis Arcane(Louis Jourdan)plans to steal the serum potion and use it for his own deadly benefits, yet it backfires one day and Holland becomes Swamp Thing a half man and half plant superhero. From then like your typical comic book fashion the good guy against bad guy chase and adventure starts with the hero saving mankind, the planet, and the damsel. Overall good yet nothing great, an extra treat is the lake river bath of Adrienne when she gets topless! A good sexy performance from Barbeau that freshens up the dull camp and cheesy feel of this sci-fi cult film.

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