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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  24 June 1983 (USA)
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Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series.


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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension, not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone! See more »


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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Did You Know?


The giant, glaring eye that Helen (Kathleen Quinlan) sees when she opens a door was used as part of the opening sequence for the series The Outer Limits (1995). 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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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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