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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series The Twilight Zone (1959).


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Car Driver (Prologue)
Larry (Segment #1)
Ray (Segment #1)
Rainer Peets ...
German Officer (Segment #1) (as Remus Peets)
Kai Wulff ...
Sue Dugan ...
Waitress No. 2 (Segment #1)
Bar Patron (Segment #1)
Annette Claudier ...
Joseph Hieu ...
Stephen Bishop ...
Thomas Byrd ...


Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the originals, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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On June 24th, four acclaimed directors, George Miller, John Landis, Joe Dante and Steven Spielberg take you to another dimension. See more »


Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

24 June 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It's a Good Life  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$29,500,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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John Landis violated California's child labour laws by hiring 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen without the required permits. Landis and several other staff members were also responsible for a number of labor violations connected with other people involved in the accident, all of which came to light after the incident had occurred. See more »


In Segment #4, Mr. Valentine sits in seat 4A, but later on he is sitting directly over the wing. Seat 4A would not be over the wing on any modern commercial aircraft. See more »


Co-Pilot: [John screamed when he saw the strange creature outside his window. He is now in his seat talking with the Co-Pilot, who doesn't know about the creature] Mr. Valentine, what do you think's wrong with this aircraft?
John Valentine: [tries to think of something else, since no one will believe him about the creature] There's an engine out.
Co-Pilot: Which one?
John Valentine: The one on the outside. Outboard No. 1. It's out, isn't it?
Co-Pilot: What makes you think that?
John Valentine: Never mind about that. It's true, isn't it?
Co-Pilot: Nine minutes ago, Outboard No. 1 was...
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References The Black Pirate (1926) See more »


Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Written by Leadbelly and Alan Lomax
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The first movie to give me nightmares
23 July 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

When I first watched this film at the age of seven, I must have been freaked out for weeks. Never had a movie had that kind of effect on my psyche, especially "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." While some will label this as a bad film due to the fact it didn't faithfully reproduce the original stories very well. I say 'Who Cares!' Sometimes, fear and entertainment is all that one needs in regard to a cool movie such as this one. While it is certainly not a film that will rank highly in the greatest films of all time category, at least it proved this concept in story telling is pertinent today, even in today's cynical culture.

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