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Writers:
Stephen King (novel)
Bill Phillips (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 December 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She'll possess you. Then destroy you. She's death on wheels. She's... See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not Carpenter's best, but pretty good See more (205 total) »

Cast

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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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor (as David Yewdall)
 
Special Effects by
Ted Allen .... special effects
Roy Arbogast .... special effects supervisor
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)
 
Stunts
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
 
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
 
Music Department
William C. Carruth .... music editor (as William Carruth)
David Marsh .... music clearance
Michael Ochs .... music coordinator
 
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
Karlene Gallegly .... location manager
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"
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
110 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Special Edition DVD contains 20 deleted, extended, or alternate scenes: - A brief scene of Arnie and Dennis driving to school, in which Arnie recites a dirty limerick - Alternate scene of Arnie being bullied by Repperton and his gang - Arnie driving to Darnell's in a junked out Christine - Arnie breaking down in anger in Dennis's car - Darnell and a friend talking to Arnie while he is fixing up Christine - Extended scene of Arnie's first visit to Dennis at the hospital - Extended scene of bullies trashing Christine, including Moochie defecating on the dashboard - Extended scene of Arnie and Leigh walking into Darnell's before discovering Christine - A scene in which a distraught Leigh visits Dennis in the hospital - Brief scene of Arnie's mother looking in on him while he is sleeping - Extended scene of Arnie's second visit to Dennis in the hospital - Alternate scene of Det. Junkins questioning Arnie in the school parking lot - Brief scene of Leigh telling Arnie over the phone that she can't see him any more - Brief scene of the gas station bully being crushed by a car, explaining his death rather than the implied death of being immolated in the gas station fire seen in the wide release - Extended scene of Det. Junkins questioning Arnie at Darnell's after Darnell's death - Alternate scene of Leigh calling Dennis - Extended scene of Leigh visiting Dennis at his house - Alternate scene of Arnie and Dennis driving in Christine, in which Arnie is speeding and drinking alcohol - A scene of Leigh and Dennis kissing in Dennis' car, and Arnie pulls up behind them and catches them - Extended scene of Dennis and Leigh waiting in the bulldozer for Christine to arrive The following deleted scene is not included in the DVD, but is mentioned by screenwriter Bill Phillips during the featurettes: - A scene at the end featuring George Thorogood and Bill Phillips as junk yard workers, who smash Christine into the junk cube.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Christine smashes into the silver Camaro at the gas station, the hood of the Camaro gets knocked off the hinges and twisted sideways. As Christine reverses and drags the Camaro backward, you can see down through the hood that the engine compartment is empty. Minus a transmission, as well.See more »
Quotes:
Arnie Cunningham:Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She's real sensitive.See more »
Soundtrack:
Come On, Let's GoSee more »

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16 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Not Carpenter's best, but pretty good, 28 June 2004
Author: Grann-Bach (Grann-Bach@jubii.dk) from Denmark

Let me make this clear right away: I haven't read the book, nor do I intend to. You won't find any comparisons between the book and the film in this review. This film combines two of the biggest names in horror from two different medias; Stephen King is pretty much legendary for his written horror work. John Carpenter is also a pretty well-known name, but as a horror director rather than writer. Having not read the book, I have no idea how true Carpenter stayed to the source material, but I can understand from various sources that he changed a lot, and the changes were very big, so fans of the book might not like the movie. Whenever I hear about a film being made that is based on a King novel my response is usually that of someone who lacks any interest in it whatsoever. When I hear that it's directed by John Carpenter, one of my favorite directors, particularly within the horror genre, I develop an interest. Carpenter does a great job of turning something as potentially lame and goofy as a possessed car into something that you really fear. I was at the edge of my seat for a lot of the scenes, and I jumped at several shocking moments. The story revolves around a nerd buying a car, and the car significantly changing his personality. He changes enormously throughout the film, and I must say, the actor does a great job of capturing the emotion of the character. The plot is great, it doesn't move along very fast, but rather deliberately slow, building up atmosphere, building to a climax that is every bit as exciting as the build-up promises. The acting is great, especially by Keith Gordon, who portrays the nerd-like Arnie, who buys the demonic car. The film has pretty much the same sense of humor that Carpenter's films usually have, albeit slightly less of it is present than in several of his others, less serious films. The special effects are very good, they are almost impossible to tell. Had I not known better, I could have sworn that they were real. They probably could be more well-made had they been done today, but I still think it's amazing how real they look. They don't look the least bit dated. All in all, a good Carpenter film that probably won't be to everyones liking. I recommend it to fans of Carpenter, and fans of atmospheric horror films in general. 7/10

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