Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers but no one believes it. On the eve of the town's centennial many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
In 1957, in Detroit, a red Plymouth Fury is built and is the cause of two accidents, one of them fatal, still in the assembly line. Twenty-one years later, the outcast and bullied nerd Arnold "Arnie" Cunningham is getting a ride with his best and only friend Dennis Guilder and he sees the wrecked car in a junkyard. Arnie immediately falls in love with the car and calls it Christine. He brings the car to a repair shop of the despicable Will Darnell and works hard to restore the classic car. While he works in the restoration, he changes his personality to a cocky teenager and he dates the most beautiful girl in the high-school, Leigh Cabot. Soon Arnie becomes selfish and jealous of the supernatural Christine that kills everyone that is a threat to them. Written by
Christine makes a cameo in another Stephen King movie: "The Cat's Eye." FYI: "Cujo" also makes a cameo, in the same scene running in front of Christine while chasing 'General' the cat. See more »
The Camaro that Christine drags backwards at the gas station can be seen to have no engine and no interior, as it is a "shell" stunt-double car. See more »
[Arnie is pulling a worn out, smoking old Christine into Darnell's Do It Yourself garage as Darnell and Dennis look on]
'Kiddo, you sold him that piece of shit, you oughta be fuckin' ashamed of yourself.
I didn't sell it to him. I tried to talk him out of it.
You shoulda' tried harder.
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In the opening credits when the titles are appearing, Christine's engine can be heard. See more »
This is a magnificent movie on the theme of Demonic Possession.
John Carpenter actually IMPROVES on Stephen King's horror story, wherein the car is driven by the ghost of a Vietnam vet. For Carpenter, Christine (a murderously beautiful '58 Plymouth Fury) is a sentient machine, an incarnation of the spirit of the Fifties - complete with a car radio which will only tune to Rock'n'Roll music - great music!
Arnie Cunningham is an insecure but oddly gifted and sensitive kid who is gradually possessed by the car he loves - and actually thinks he can own.
The scenes where Christine comes to life are utterly believable -- you will be awestruck by the perfection of the seemingly impossible.
Anyone crazy enough to attack Christine has a terrible awakening coming. The scenes where the - Furious - car hunts people down are absolutely terrifying -- and completely believable.
Ever since I saw "Christine" in 1983, my surroundings have resonated with eerie sharp metallic "clicks" just like those in "Christine." Others have noticed them too, and they can be tape-recorded (unlike hallucinations!). COGNITIVE HEALTH WARNING!!!
"Christine" is one of the all-time great movies. Better than sex!
Our gratitude goes to John Carpenter for his integrity. The crew wrecked 17 priceless Plymouth Furies in making the film (Christine is in fact a re-badged Plymouth Belvedere, I'm told).
Tony Hollick (who usually drives a shadow silver-Gray 1987 Ford Capri 2.8i Injection Special named "Tru" (after "Tru Calling").
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