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Cujo -- A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (novel)
Don Carlos Dunaway (writer) ...
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Release Date:
12 August 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Now there's a new name for terror... See more »
Plot:
A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(182 articles)
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'Cujo' Remake Is Titled 'C.U.J.O.', Will Have a New Story
 (From MovieWeb. 6 July 2015, 9:05 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
A horror film that grabs and won't let go! See more (143 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Lewis Teague 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (novel)

Don Carlos Dunaway (writer) and
Lauren Currier (writer)

Produced by
Daniel H. Blatt .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... associate producer (as Neil Machlis)
Robert Singer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont (director of photography) (as Jan De Bont)
 
Film Editing by
Neil Travis 
 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Marcia Ross  (as Marcia S. Ross)
 
Production Design by
Guy J. Comtois  (as Guy Comtois)
 
Set Decoration by
John Bergman 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Buehler 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Lavalley .... assistant special makeup
Robin L. Neal .... makeup artist (as Robin Neal)
Julie Purcell .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Elliot Friedgen .... production supervisor
George Goodman .... executive production manager
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Michael Green .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert Andrews .... set dresser (as Bob Andrews)
Michael Berdick .... set painter
Dean R. Brown .... construction coordinator (as Dean Brown)
Roger Crandall .... property master
Joseph T. Garrity .... set designer (as Joseph Garrity)
Roger Graham .... laborer
Richard Hochschild .... carpenter
Wayne Iversen .... assistant propman
Cricket Rowland .... set dresser (as Elsie Rowland)
Bob Ziembicki .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Brian Courcier .... sound editor
David R. Elliott .... sound editor (as David Elliott)
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
John Kline .... sound editor
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Russ Tinsley .... sound editor
Mark Ulano .... sound mixer
Ray West .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Rick Josephsen .... special effects
G. Lynn Maughan .... assistant special effects
Robert Clark .... creature crew: prosthetic dogs (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Kathie Clark .... visual effects assistant
Robert Clark .... visual effects assistant (as Bob Clark)
Peter Knowlton .... special visual effects makeup
Dave Nelson .... visual effects assistant (as David Nelson)
 
Stunts
Jean Coulter .... stunt double (as Jeannie Coulter)
Bob Herron .... stunt double
Chris Howell .... stunt double
Jackie Martin .... stunt double
Gary Morgan .... stunt double
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator
Roxana Whitfield .... stunt double
Walter Wyatt .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gale M. Adler .... still photographer (as Gale Adler)
John Bush .... still photographer
Bruce Hamme .... key grip
Ian Kincaid .... lamp operator
Richard A. Mitchell .... grip (as Rick Mitchell)
Vern Nobles .... second assistant camera
Richard Osborn Jr. .... second assistant camera (as Rick Osborn)
Dennis L. Peterson .... gaffer (as Dennis Petersen)
David Pringle .... Steadicam operator
Patrick Reddish .... best boy (as Pat Reddish)
Jay Schumann .... lamp operator
Popcorn Simmons .... grip
Todd Smith .... best boy
Chester Sohn .... generator operator
Arly H. Thomsen .... dolly grip (as Arly Thomsen)
Jon Tilton .... lamp operator
Alexander Witt .... first assistant camera
Garland Wylde .... lamp operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy G. Fox .... assistant costumer (as Nancy Fox)
Leslie Morales .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Steve Potter .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Richard Stone .... music editor
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Blackie Bissonnette .... driver (as Blackie Bissonnetti)
Jim Campbell .... driver
Pam Daniels .... driver
Jim Huffey .... driver
Marty Huffey .... driver
Jim Mason .... driver
Jim O'Keefe .... driver
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Pat Borri .... accounting secretary
Celia Cadena .... assistant accountant
Glen Garner .... animal handler
Desmond Giffen .... assistant cook
Mamie Goldstein .... special consultant
Perry Husman .... craft service
Mario Iscovich .... production associate
Paul Kovlachum .... location auditor
Pixie Lamppu .... production assistant
Deborah Lawson .... location manager
Boots Lebaron .... unit publicist
Jackie Martin .... animal handler
Christopher Medak .... production assistant (as Chris Medak)
Karl Lewis Miller .... animal action
Mark Moelter .... assistant cook
Dan Phillips .... assistant coordinator
Aileen Ronloff .... welfare worker
Jackie Saunders .... script supervisor (as Jacqueline Saunders)
Chriss Strauss .... production coordinator
Phil Strauss .... first aid
Tom Zapata .... production assistant
Jain Lemos .... location scout (uncredited)
Linda Martel .... production accountant: second unit (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
93 min | 86 min (alternate version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (2000) (DVD version) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1994) (VHS version) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1983) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The fog in the scene where Brett encounters a sick Cujo was created by a naval fog machine. The smoke brought out the local fire department who feared the woods were burning.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Vic is at the elevator, about to leave the hotel, and Roger is talking to him, one or two crew members are reflected in the picture hanging on the wall next to the elevator.See more »
Quotes:
Donna Trenton:Damn this car!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Lazarus Effect (2015)See more »

FAQ

Is 'Cujo' based on a book?
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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A horror film that grabs and won't let go!, 26 July 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Stephen King-based thriller is a sweat-inducing shocker that ranks among the most intense King adaptations.

Woman and child are trapped inside their stalled car by a huge, rabid dog.

Cujo remains one of the more memorable Stephen King novels because it's a tale of such merciless suspense and in the hands of director Lewis Teague much of that same horror transcends well into this film. This film benefits greatly from a powerful story with some well fleshed-out characters, it's much more than just another 'animal attacks' movie. Teague's direction is also very tight and helps to build an unnerving tension through out this film. The atmosphere is very heated, the look of the movie very gritty, and the danger feels all the more real! The camera work is also excellent and makes this film feel truly claustrophobic! It builds to a finale that is heart-stopping. The music score is harrowing and the filming locations are good.

Cast-wise the film is quite strong too. The great Dee Wallace delivers an emotionally powerful performance as a mother desperate to protect her child and survive herself. Young Danny Pintauro is great as Wallace's horrified child. The supporting cast is good too, as are the numerous St. Bernard's that play our vicious title character.

Cujo is a top-notch suspense film that never loses its edge. A must-see, and not just for King fans.

**** out of ****

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