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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:
A Tale of a Mutant Born on a Bayou 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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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:
Dr. Anton Arcane:A man who loves, gives hostages to fortune.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Tale of a Mutant Born on a Bayou, 2 August 2011
Author: Andrew Estes (Minus_The_Beer) from Maine

From the mastermind behind such disturbing horror classics as "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Last House on the Left" comes a new dimension in terror… "Swamp Thing!"

Yes, "Swamp Thing." For real. Wes Craven really directed a "Swamp Thing" movie.

Showing the world that he was capable of handling more than just mutants and lowlifes, Craven set to adapting the comic series of the same name to film. The results? Well, let's just say there's some mutants, some lowlifes and a topless Adrienne Barbeau. Not a bad mix if one may say so.

Meet Dr. Alec Holland. Holland, played by the great Ray Wise, is a scientist who likes spending his free time bogged down in the swamp. On the verge of an ecological breakthrough, he is tragically transformed into a hideous yet unstoppable mutant. Treading water and stomping through the bayou, it's up to him to help save a beautiful colleague (Barbeau) from certain danger while trying to come to terms with his rubber suit…I mean his new body.

The film is mostly harmless fluff. Craven has his heart in the right place, and even when the film misfires (as it so often does) it's hard not to love it regardless. Barbeau absolutely steals the show and runs with it, although it must be noted that in the short time he spends on film, Ray Wise delivers a charming and wholly human performance. David Hess also pops in to do what he does best: playing a merciless thug. There's also a score by Harry Manfredini at hand that evokes images of Crystal Lake, but for the purposes of this film, let's just call it Crystal Marsh. Also, look out for a cameo from the elusive Manbearpig towards the end of the film.

In the end, "Swamp Thing" is far from the finest comic adaptation, but then again, it's not the worst either. Fact of the matter is that it's a harmless and enjoyable affair, provided one is in the appropriate state of mind. Filled to the brim with oddball characters (Jude deserves his own spin-off) and goofy monster antics, "Swamp Thing" is an odd creature that you can't help but adore.

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