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18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Martin Landau ... Garson Jones

Marianne Gordon ... Laurie
Bill Osco ... Mortimer Lutz (as Rexx Coltrane)

José Ferrer ... Mayor Gordon Lane (as Jose Ferrer)

Dorothy Malone ... Marge Smith

Ruth Buzzi ... Virginia Lane
Murray Langston ... Arn
Kinky Friedman ... Willis
Johnny Dark ... John
Kent Perkins ... Officer Dudley
Ellen Blake ... Jenny
Roxanne Osco ... Suzie (as Roxanne Cybelle Osco)
Jerry Maren ... Monster (as Jerry Marin)
Eric Helland ... Doper #1
Bill Rawlinson ... Doper #2

Richard Marcus ... Joe The Lab Assistant
Nancy Osco ... Woman Motorist
Jay Sherlock ... Golf Buddy
James Simmerman ... Golf Buddy
John Elliott ... Golf Buddy
Tracy Barry ... Newswoman
Patrick Cunningham ... Drive-In Cashier
Brian Swain ... Drive-In Manager
Jefferson Jewell ... Prankster
Mary Hold ... Prankster
Cory Germann ... Prankster
Roger Smith ... Tow Truck Driver
Brad Ginther ... Running Boy
Roland Onffrey ... Farmer On Tractor
Larry Babcock ... Policeman At Station
Chief Sherwin ... Policeman At Station
Dave Clark ... Customer In Diner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vern Stierman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Robin Stille ... Girl at Drive-in Theatre (uncredited)

Directed by
Jackie Kong 
Writing credits
Jackie Kong (written by)

Produced by
Bill Osco .... producer (as William Osco)
Kent Perkins .... associate producer
Original Music by
Don Preston 
Cinematography by
Robert Ebinger (director of photography)
Art Direction by
Aleka Corwin 
Costume Design by
Sarah Bardo 
Makeup Department
Mark Bussan .... makeup artist
Alistair Mitchell .... hair stylist
Alistair Mitchell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Marie Consiglio .... production manager
Robert H. Leighton .... post-production supervisor
Susan Shippey .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John S. Curran .... assistant director
Jan Gunderson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Andy Nelson .... property master
John Wright .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Doug Arnold)
Joseph Geisinger .... boom operator (as Joe Geisinger)
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... sound effects (as Dessislava Markovsky)
Lars Nelson .... electronic effects
Emile Razpopov .... sound effects (as Emile Razpovpov)
Special Effects by
Mark Bussan .... makeup special effects
Marsha Dripschick .... special effects consultant
John Eggett .... special effects
Thom Shouse .... makeup special effects (as Tom Shouse)
Greg Brickman .... stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Hanania Baer .... additional photography
Ben Batzdorff .... best boy
Alan C. Blomquist .... key grip (as Alan Blomquist)
Michael Bolner .... best boy
Paul Elliot .... assistant camera
Steven Finestone .... second assistant camera
Arthur Holtz .... gaffer
Adam Jones .... grip
Arrow Logan .... electrician
Mike Moad .... grip
Nancy Osco .... still photographer
David Seal .... electrician
Mark M. Pompian .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Bardo .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
David Newhouse .... editorial supervisor
Kim Secrist .... assistant editor (as K. Kim Secrist)
Music Department
Don Preston .... music realized by
Transportation Department
Buck De Motte .... transportation captain
Randy Washburne .... driver
Bill Weaver .... driver
Other crew
Burton Arns .... assistant producer
Ann Bang .... executive production secretary (as Ann W. Bang)
Chet Carpenter .... production assistant
Patrick Cunningham .... supervising production assistant
Patricia Gordon .... script supervisor
Harold Granzella .... production assistant
Paula Kolodich .... production assistant
Crystal Shaw Martell .... production assistant (as Crystal Shaw)
Gueneth Omeron .... production secretary
Betty Osco .... assistant to producer
Van T. Pender .... assistant producer
Kathy Rundquist .... production secretary
Rene St. Lanne .... assistant producer
Carl Stopeck .... special assistance
Jane Weaver .... production assistant

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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This film was made in 1980 as "Easter Sunday," but sat on the shelf for three years and finally received a brief theatrical release as "The Being."See more »
Continuity: In the first scene where the creature is chasing the boy it starts off in broad daylight, but when he reaches the junkyard and steals a car it is night time.See more »
Laurie:But if this thing is actually killing people, then why is the mayor trying to keep it quiet?
Detective Mortimer Lutz:Potatoes
Detective Mortimer Lutz:Around here that means big money.
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Movie Connections:
References The Silent Scream (1979)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Monster schlock., 5 January 2010
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"The Being" is a schlocky creature feature made by female director Jackie Kong.I remember seeing her horror comedy "Blood Diner" many years ago and I didn't like it one bit."The Being" is a better horror film which has its share of flaws.A hideous mutant is running rampant in the small town of Pottsville,Idaho.It seems there has been some disposing of nuclear waste in the town dump,thus spawning the bloodthirsty being.There are some neat gore effects in "The Being" including a juicy decapitation and ripped out heart.The monster looks cheesy and the acting is atrocious.Overall,Jackie Kong's debut is a harmless piece of trash that provides some laughts.5 out of 10.

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