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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 June 1983 (USA)
Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

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Cast

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Passenger / Ambulance Driver (prologue / segment "Time Out")
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Car Driver (prologue)
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Larry (segment "Time Out")
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Ray (segment "Time Out")
Rainer Peets ...
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Sue Dugan ...
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Waitress No. 2 (segment "Time Out")
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Bar Patron (segment "Time Out")
Annette Claudier ...
Joseph Hieu ...
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Stephen Bishop ...
Thomas Byrd ...
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Storyline

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 »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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24 June 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It's a Good Life  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,614,000 (USA) (26 June 1983)

Gross:

$29,500,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Murray Matheson's final film before his death on April 25, 1985, at the age of seventy-two. See more »

Goofs

An exterior shot of the airplane in Segment #4 shows the landing gear to be in the down position. The pilot later comments that the plane would be landing in twenty minutes, far too long for gear to be down prior to touchdown. See more »

Quotes

Ambulance Driver: So, you had a pretty big scare up there, huh?
John Valentine: [chuckles embarrassingly] Oh yeah!
Ambulance Driver: [smiles] You wanna see something really scary?
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Connections

Referenced in Wired (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaii Five-O Theme
Music by Morton Stevens
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks
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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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