IMDb > Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 27 | slideshow) Videos
Twilight Zone: The Movie -- Four short horrorific tales are anthologized in this film as a tributeto rod serling and his popular tv series.

Overview

User Rating:
6.5/10   25,457 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 53% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
Rod Serling (television series The Twilight Zone)
John Landis (prologue)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Twilight Zone: The Movie on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
24 June 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
On June 24th, four acclaimed directors, George Miller, John Landis, Joe Dante and Steven Spielberg take you to another dimension. See more »
Plot:
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). Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very good See more (121 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan Aykroyd ... Passenger / Ambulance Driver (Prologue / Segment #4)

Albert Brooks ... Car Driver (Prologue)

Vic Morrow ... Bill Connor (Segment #1)

Doug McGrath ... Larry (Segment #1)

Charles Hallahan ... Ray (Segment #1)
Rainer Peets ... German Officer (Segment #1) (as Remus Peets)
Kai Wulff ... German Officer (Segment #1)
Sue Dugan ... Waitress No. 1 (Segment #1)

Debby Porter ... Waitress No. 2 (Segment #1)

Steven Williams ... Bar Patron (Segment #1)
Annette Claudier ... French Monther (Segment #1)
Joseph Hieu ... Vietnamese (Segment #1)

Al Leong ... Vietnamese (Segment #1)
Stephen Bishop ... Charming G.I. (Segment #1)
Thomas Byrd ... G.I. (Segment #1)
Vincent J. Isaac ... G.I. (Segment #1)
Bill Taylor ... G.I. (Segment #1) (as William B. Taylor)
William S. Taylor ... G.I. (Segment #1)
Domingo Ambriz ... G.I. (Segment #1)
Eddy Donno ... K.K.K. (Segment #1)
Michael Milgrom ... K.K.K. (Segment #1)

John Larroquette ... K.K.K. (Segment #1)

Norbert Weisser ... Soldier No. 1 (Segment #1)

Scatman Crothers ... Mr. Bloom (Segment #2)

Bill Quinn ... Mr. Leo Conroy (Segment#2)
Martin Garner ... Mr. Weinstein (Segment #2)
Selma Diamond ... Mrs. Weinstein (Segment #2)
Helen Shaw ... Mrs. Dempsey (Segment #2)

Murray Matheson ... Mr. Agee (Segment #2)
Peter Brocco ... Mr. Mute (Segment #2)

Priscilla Pointer ... Miss Cox (Segment #2)
Scott Nemes ... Young Mr. Weinstein (Segment #2)
Tanya Fenmore ... Young Mrs. Weinstein (Segment #2)

Evan Richards ... Young Mr. Agee (Segment #2)
Laura Mooney ... Young Mrs. Dempsey (Segment #2)
Christopher Eisenmann ... Young Mr. Mute (Segment #2)
Richard Swingler ... Mr. Gray Panther (Segment #2)
Alan Haufrect ... Mr. Conroy's Son (Segment #2)
Cheryl Socher ... Mr. Conroy's Daughter-in-Law (Segment #2)
Elsa Raven ... Nurse No. 2 (Segment #2)

Kathleen Quinlan ... Helen Foley (Segment #3)
Jeremy Licht ... Anthony (Segment #3)

Kevin McCarthy ... Uncle Walt (Segment #3)

Patricia Barry ... Mother (Segment #3)

William Schallert ... Father (Segment #3)

Nancy Cartwright ... Ethel (Segment #3)

Dick Miller ... Walter Paisley (Segment #3)

Cherie Currie ... Sara (Segment #3)

Bill Mumy ... Tim (Segment #3)
Jeffrey Bannister ... Charlie (Segment #3)

John Lithgow ... John Valentine (Segment #4)

Abbe Lane ... Sr. Stewardess (Segment #4)

Donna Dixon ... Jr. Stewardess (Segment #4)

John Dennis Johnston ... Co-Pilot (Segment #4)

Larry Cedar ... Creature (Segment #4)
Charles Knapp ... Sky Marshal (Segment #4)
Byron McFarland ... Pilot Announcement (Segment #4)
Christina Nigra ... Little Girl (Segment #4)
Lana Schwab ... Mother (Segment #4) (as Lonna Schwab)
Margaret Wheeler ... Old Woman (Segment #4)

Eduard Franz ... Old Man (Segment #4)
Margaret Fitzgerald ... Young Girl (Segment #4)

Jeffrey Weissman ... Young Man (Segment #4)
Jeffrey Lampert ... Mechanic No. 1 (Segment #4)
Frank Toth ... Mechanic No. 2 (Segment #4)
Carol Serling ... Passenger (Segment #4)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Hemenway ... SS Officer (uncredited)

Burgess Meredith ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Rod Serling ... Narrator (end of Segment #4) (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Carol Vogel ... (uncredited)

Tom Willett ... K.K.K. (Segment #1) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Dante (segment 3)
John Landis (prologue & segment 1)
George Miller (segment 4)
Steven Spielberg (segment 2)
 
Writing credits
Rod Serling (television series The Twilight Zone)

John Landis (prologue)

John Landis (segment 1)

George Clayton Johnson (segment 2) screenplay "Kick the Can" and
Richard Matheson (segment 2) and
Melissa Mathison (segment 2) (as Josh Rogan)

Jerome Bixby (segment 3) story "It's a Good Life" and
Richard Matheson (segment 3)

Richard Matheson (segment 4) short story "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and
Richard Matheson (segment 4) screenplay "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"

Robert Garland  uncredited

Produced by
Jon Davison .... associate producer (segment 4)
Michael Finnell .... associate producer (segment 3)
George Folsey Jr. .... associate producer: prologue and segment 1
Kathleen Kennedy .... associate producer (segment 2)
John Landis .... producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... producer
Jon Davison .... producer (segment 3) (uncredited)
Michael Finnell .... producer (segment 3) (uncredited)
Kathleen Kennedy .... producer (segment 2) (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Allen Daviau (segments 2, 4)
John Hora (segment 3)
Stevan Larner (prologue and segment 1)
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell (prologue and segment 1)
Tina Hirsch (segment 3)
Michael Kahn (segment 2)
Howard E. Smith (segment 4) (as Howard Smith)
 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
 
Production Design by
James D. Bissell 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Sawyer (segment 1)
James H. Spencer (segment 4)
 
Set Decoration by
Jackie Carr (segment 2) (segment 3) (segment 4)
Barbara Krieger (segment 1)
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Nadoolman (segment 1)
Deborah Lynn Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Rob Bottin .... special makeup effects artist (segment 3)
Rob Bottin .... special makeup effects designer (segment 3)
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup artist (segments 2-4) (as John Elliott)
Michael McCracken .... special makeup effects artist (segment 4)
Craig Reardon .... special makeup effects artist (segment: s 1-4)
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist (segment 1) (as Robert Westmoreland)
Michael Shawn McCracken .... special makeup effects assistant (segment 4) (uncredited)
Margaret Prentice .... special makeup effects cosmetic painter: Rob Bottin crew (segment 3 ) (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dan Allingham .... unit production manager (segment 1)
Dennis E. Jones .... unit production manager (segments 2-4)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Attias .... second assistant director (segment 2, 3 & 4) (as Dan Attias)
Elie Cohn .... first assistant director (segment 1)
Andy House .... second assistant director (segment 1) (as Alan Smithee)
Pat Kehoe .... first assistant director (segment 2, 3 & 4)
Alan Smithee .... second assistant director (segment 1) (really Anderson G. House)
 
Art Department
Henry Alvarez .... sculptor
John Alvin .... poster artist
Larry Clark Bird .... property master
Gregory Pickrell .... set designer
William James Teegarden .... set designer (Segment 2, 3 & 4) (as William J. Teegarden)
Mike Villarino .... propmaker
Frank White .... labor foreman
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Daniel Turk .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Thomas Causey .... production sound mixer (Segment 2, 3 & 4) (as Tommy Causey)
Carl Fischer .... boom operator (prologue & segment 1)
Richard Bryce Goodman .... sound mixer (prologue and segment 1)
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley editor
Alan Howarth .... special sound effects
Doc Kane .... original dialogue mixer
William B. Kaplan .... production sound mixer (Segment 1) (as Bill Kaplan)
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
David E. Stone .... sound editor
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor (as David Yewdall)
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Ken Dufva .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Mary Jo Lang .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer (uncredited)
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist (uncredited)
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Rob Bottin .... monster effects (segment 3)
James Camomile .... special effects
Gene Grigg .... special effects assistant (segments 2-4)
Richard L. Hill .... special effects crew
Thaine Morris .... special effects (segment "1-3")
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor (segments 4)
Paul Stewart .... special effects supervisor (segment 1)
Ed Verreaux .... monster effects (segment 4)
Jerry D. Williams .... special effects
Michael Wood .... special effects supervisor (Segments 2, 3 & 4) (as Mike Wood)
Beverly Hoffman .... eye designer: titles (uncredited)
Thaine Morris .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Allen .... visual effects (segment 4) (as David Allan)
Jim Aupperle .... end titles
Jim Danforth .... visual effects (segment 4)
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist (segment 3)
Peter Kuran .... visual effects (segment 4)
Jim Aupperle .... compositing: titles (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... effects photography (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (uncredited)
Jammie Friday .... production supervisor: end titles (uncredited)
Sari Gennis .... effects animator: titles (uncredited)
Eric Guaglione .... matte photography: DQI (uncredited)
Gregory Jein .... model builder: titles (uncredited)
Kevin Kutchaver .... animator: VCE (uncredited)
Ed Manning .... animator: VCE (uncredited)
Hal Miles .... titles producer and director (uncredited)
Gary Pearlman .... titles and opticals: CRC/Novocom (uncredited)
Mark Sullivan .... matte artist (segment 4) (uncredited)
Albert Whitlock .... matte consultant (segment "4") (uncredited)
Bruce Woodside .... animator: VCE (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman .... matte photographer: DQI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator
Eurlyne Epper .... stunt double
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Terry James .... stunt double: Jon Lithgow
Gary McLarty .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Byrd .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
Joseph Hieu .... stunts (uncredited)
Al Leong .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Debby Porter .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Alexander .... key grip
Jamie Anderson .... camera operator (segment 3)
Richard Benda .... first assistant camera (prologue and segment 1)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator (segments 2-4)
John J. Connor .... camera operator (segment 1)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (as Richard Fee)
Mark Ludwig .... second assistant camera (prologue and segment 1)
Steve Lydecker .... camera operator (segment 1)
John C. Moulds .... first assistant camera
Bob Munoz .... best boy grip
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera
Lee Redmond .... assistant camera
John Reynolds .... electrician
John Reynolds .... lighting technician
Arnold L. Rich .... camera operator (Segment 1) (as Arnold Rich)
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera: helicopter unit
Alex Rodriguez .... lighting technician
Roger L. Smith .... camera operator: helicopter unit (segment 1) (as Roger Smith)
John Toll .... camera operator (segments 2-4)
Michael Hofstein .... additional camera operator (segment 3) (uncredited)
William E. Mareneck .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Emmanuel Vouniozos .... on-set technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Sam Cornell .... cartoon researcher (segment 3)
Sally Cruikshank .... cartoon supervisor (segment 3)
Mark Kausler .... cartoon researcher (segment 3)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Terry Claborn .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... recording mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Alexander Courage .... composer: theme music from "Twilight Zone"
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer
Jerry Goldsmith .... music producer
Jerry Goldsmith .... orchestrator
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
James Newton Howard .... song producer
Randy Kerber .... musician: keyboards
Norman Ludwin .... musician: bass
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor
Itzhak Perlman .... musician: violin solos
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Don Williams .... musician: xylophone
Jerry Williams .... musician: percussion
Bruce Babcock .... music copyist (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Harvey Cohen .... music copyist (uncredited)
Ian Fraser .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
James Newton Howard .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Jo Ann Kane .... music copyist (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Michael Lang .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
David Newman .... music consultant (uncredited)
David Newman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Steve Porcaro .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peter Donen .... titles
David R. Lawson .... medic
Mark Peterson .... titles
Carol Serling .... project consultant
Kathleen Switzer .... assistant to: Mr. Spielberg
Dorcey Wingo .... helicopter pilot
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"It's a Good Life" - USA (segment title)
"Kick the Can" - USA (segment title)
"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" - USA (segment title)
See more »
Runtime:
101 min
Country:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
John Landis's segment is the only segment that is written and directed by the same person. Steven Spielberg, George Miller and Joe Dante's segments were written by other writers.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In Segment #3 "It's A Good Life", shadows of the crew can be seen moving on the ground next to the large tree as the camera pans following Helen Foley's car as it arrives at Anthony's house.See more »
Quotes:
John Valentine:[just saw the weird creature on the wing of the plane] There's a man on the wing of this plane!
[Everyone looks out the windows on his side. But the creature has disappeared]
John Valentine:There was somebody out there. You gotta believe me!
Old Woman:I saw him. Green and slimy.
Old Man:Leave the poor man alone.
Old Woman:I'm only trying to help. You've got to humor them.
John Valentine:It was lightning. At first I thought it was animal. Some kind of bird or something. But it was a man! There were flames coming out of the engine, and a flash of smoke. Maybe it was a technician who was caught on the side of the plane when it took off. How could he survive out there? The air's so thin, the blast of the wind. It's so cold.
[begins to think it was only his imagination and feels embarrassed]
John Valentine:It's impossible, isn't it? Oh my god, I feel so stupid!
[takes sedatives to sleep. Then laughs nervously]
[...]
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Hawaii Five-O" (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
ANESTHESIASee more »

FAQ

Was someone really killed in this film? How did they die?
See more »
18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Very good, 6 February 2006
Author: preppy-3 from United States

An affectionate homage to the old TV series. Three old episodes were updated and a new one was written. It's also narrated by Burgess Meredith who starred in quite a few of the original TV series episodes.

It starts off with a quick little prologue with Albert Brooks and Dan Aykroyd. It's quick, funny and provides a nice little jolt.

The first segment was newly written for the movie. It involves a bitter and racist man (Vic Morrow) getting a taste of his own medicine. This episode is clouded by the three deaths it caused--Morrow was decapitated by a helicopter blade and two Vitenamese children were crushed. John Landis (who directed this) was found not guilty in the deaths. As it stands this isn't very good. It's simplistic and heavy-handed--like a bad Zone episode.

The second one is directed by Steven Spielberg. It involves an old man (Scatman Crothers) gently bringing to life the old people at a retirement home. I'll be the first to admit that this is way too syrupy--but I have a fondness for it. The acting is good, it has a great music score and, I admit, it leaves me a little misty-eyed.

The third is directed by Joe Dante. It's a remake about a little boy who can make all of his wishes come true. It's well-directed with some truly incredible special effects and a good performance by Kathleen Quinlan. But it's seriously damaged by a silly happy ending (the original didn't have that). Billy Mumy (the star of the original) has a bit part and Dante regular Dick Miller shows up as Walter Paisley.

The fourth is the best. It's directed by George Miller and is a remake of the William Shatner episode where he spots a gremlin tearing apart the plane he's flying on. The gremlin in the original looked pretty ridiculous--like a teddy bear. Here John Lithgow plays the passenger and the gremlin is more than a little scary-looking. This segment moves and has a few great jolts. Also Carol Serling (Rod Serling's wife I believe) has a bit part.

All in all an enjoyable film. I liked it when I saw it in a theatre in 1983 and it still holds up today. I give it an 8.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (121 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The 2 Children... An Anime Question labybyron
Death Video Finally OUT privateme0629
Landis Interviews marinduqueking32
Nazi Germany, KKK = US soldiers in Vietnam - eff you Landis pgmahone
Dan Akroyd's character was a hitchhiker right? JGDragov
Not the Twilight Zone and I'm not sure if it's a movie or TV show.... Props001
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Fantasy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.