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Christine -- The twisted love story of a teenager and his obsessively jealous 1958 Plymouth Fury.


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Stephen King (novel)
Bill Phillips (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 December 1983 (USA) See more »
She'll possess you. Then destroy you. She's death on wheels. She's... See more »
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Don't Mess With Christine! See more (231 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
John Carpenter 
Writing credits
Stephen King (novel)

Bill Phillips (screenplay)

Produced by
Barry Bernardi .... associate producer
Larry J. Franco .... co-producer (as Larry Franco)
Richard Kobritz .... producer
Kirby McCauley .... executive producer
Mark Tarlov .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Carpenter 
Alan Howarth 
Cinematography by
Donald M. Morgan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marion Rothman 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
Production Design by
Daniel A. Lomino  (as Daniel Lomino)
Set Decoration by
Cloudia Rebar  (as Cloudia)
Costume Design by
Darryl Levine 
Makeup Department
Frankie Bergman .... hair stylist
Robert Dawn .... makeup supervisor (as Bob Dawn)
Production Management
Robert Doudell .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry J. Franco .... first assistant director (as Larry Franco)
Connie Garcia-Singer .... dga trainee
Jack Philbrick .... second assistant director
Art Department
Daril Alder .... leadman
Richard Chirco .... set dresser
William J. Durrell Jr. .... set designer (as William Joseph Durrell Jr.)
Louis S. Fleming .... assistant property master
Andrew P. Flores .... labor forman (as Andy Flores)
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator
George Jenson .... production illustrator
Kent H. Johnson .... property master
Tony Leonardi .... painter (as Anthony J. Leonardi Jr.)
J.D. Smith .... set dresser
John Tyrrell .... paint foreman
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... foley artist (as John Adams)
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
Hank Garfield .... boom operator
Michael C. Gutierrez .... dialogue editor (as Michael Gutierrez)
Duane Hartzell .... sound editor
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor (as Devon Heffley)
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... re-recording mixer
John Post .... sound editor
Steve Rice .... foley artist
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as David Stone)
Kendrick Sweet .... dialogue editor (as Ken Sweet)
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor (as David Yewdall)
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ted Allen .... special effects
Roy Arbogast .... special effects supervisor
Bob Dawson .... special effects
Elmer Hui .... special effects (as E. Hui)
Bill Lee .... special effects foreman
Kevin Quibell .... special effects
Mike Reedy .... special effects (as Michael Reedy)
David Simmons .... special effects (as David L. Simmons)
Dick Wood .... special effects (as Richard Wood)
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
Buff Brady .... stunts
David D. Darling .... stunts
Ted Duncan .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Robert Lee Harris .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts (as Ben R. Scott)
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Dean Smith .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Walter Wyatt .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Amorelli .... set electrician (as Michael Amorelli)
Ralph Barone .... set electrician
Tom Barone .... electrical best boy (as Thomas R. Barone)
Russell Caldwell .... set electrician (as Ed Tobin)
David Canestro .... grip
James B. Crawford .... set electrician (as James Crawford)
Richard Dow .... grip
Kim Gottlieb .... still photographer (as Kim Gottlieb-Walker)
Richard Hartley .... set electrician (as Richard Hartley Jr.)
Gary Holt .... gaffer (as Gary H. Holt)
Bob E. Krattiger .... set electrician (as Robert Krattiger)
Michael Laws .... set electrician
Marc Margulies .... second assistant camera
Gary Parker .... dolly grip
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera (as Anthony J. Rivetti)
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator
Alex Skvorzov .... electrical best boy
Calvin Sterry .... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Louis Tobin .... gaffer (as Lou Tobin)
Joseph F. Valentine .... panaglide operator (as Joseph Valentine)
Clay H. Wilson .... second grip (as Clay Wilson)
Steve Wolfe .... set electrician
James B. Crawford .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Michael Laws .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Annette Benson .... casting assistant
Janice Spitzer .... extras casting
Peter Spitzer .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dawn J. Jackson .... costumer: women (as Dawn Jackson)
Darryl Levine .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Virginia Katz .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Karlene Gallegly .... location manager
Music Department
William C. Carruth .... music editor (as William Carruth)
David Marsh .... music clearance
Michael Ochs .... music coordinator
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
George Alden .... driver
Ed Arter .... transportation captain
Steve Bonner .... driver: special equipment
E.O. Braden .... transportation co-captain
Gary Burch .... driver
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
Gordon Wiles .... driver (as Gordon W. Wiles)
Other crew
Ellen Benjamin .... assistant: Mr. Carpenter
Shirley Bonner .... assistant: Mr. Kobritz
Bethany Brown .... assistant production accountant
Gary Burch .... mechanic
Maurice Costello .... first aid
Larry Hand .... production accountant
Jeffery House .... moldmaker (as Jeff House)
Kisuna Jacobsen .... script supervisor
Mary McKernan .... office assistant
Bridget Murphy .... production coordinator
Midge Ogle .... craft service
Carol Rosenthal .... production secretary
Richard Ruiz .... moldmaker
Rubin Saens .... custom body works
Peter J. Silbermann .... publicity coordinator
Eddie Lee Voelker .... coordinator: "Christine"
Caroline Paul .... stand in: Alexandra Paul (uncredited)
Robert Dawn .... in memory of (as Bob Dawn)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Carpenter's Christine" - USA (complete title)
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110 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Christine's license plate begins "CQB" which is an acronym for "Close Quarters Battle".See more »
Continuity: At the very beginning of the movie we see the camera sweeping from a ventilator via a clock showing 12:45 to the assembly line. Christine can already be seen as she is the only red car in the line (the sixth car counting from the front). The following camera shots do not indicate any gap in time, so when the guy with the cigar dies in the car, it should be 1:00-1:30 latest. Yet, the dead body is not discovered until the bell rings at 5:00. At that time the assembly line seems not to have made any progress and Christine still plays "Not Fade Away". Somehow 4 hours are missing in the story line.See more »
Arnie Cunningham:[commenting on the altercation with Repperton] All in all, it wasn't a bad first day.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Christine: Ignition (2004) (V)See more »
Bony MoronieSee more »


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39 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Don't Mess With Christine!, 20 December 2005
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I'm not particularly a fan of horror movies and I couldn't fix an ailing automobile if my life depended on it so the workings of cars don't fascinate me.....but this movie fascinated me. The '58 Plymouth Fury, alias "Christine," is absolutely gorgeous. What a piece of machinery!

This is a horror story but there are no ghosts or monsters nor is there any gore. A car is the star of the film, a very jealous and vengeful one at that. Man, that sounds silly but, if you're reading this you have probably watched the movie so no sense going into details. It's hard to describe the story in a paragraph without it sounding stupid....but it's not. Maybe the quickest way to explain it is that it is about a car that is alive, like a human, and you mess with it, you pay!

It is definitely one creepy, well-made, unique and always-entertaining film.

The car is a lot better than any of the people, sad to say. No, I didn't like any of the kids in this film (high schoolers who all look 30 years old!) and the language is a little too rough in spots, but that can be filtered out.

The car, the '50s music, the unique story, the satisfying revenge angle all make this very watchable.

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