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Writers:
Rod Serling (television series The Twilight Zone)
John Landis (prologue)
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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 »
Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Watch Me Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat.... See more (126 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 .... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... re-recording mixer
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
David E. Stone .... sound editor
Bill Varney .... 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
Aubrey Head .... color timer
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)
Eric Stonerook .... copyist (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
 

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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)
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Runtime:
101 min
Country:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Academy Award nominated composer James Newton Howard co-produced the songs "Anesthesia" and "Nights Are Forever" and was also the synthesizer programmer on this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the second segment, while the old men are watching the Jeopardy episode, the female contestant gives a correct answer to a $50 question. Her score increases from $90 to $140, however the host says "Correct for $500", adding an extra $450 to her total while the numbers displayed don't match up.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Bloom:I found out, a long, long time ago, that I wanted to be my own true age and try and keep a young mind.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Hawaii Five-O" (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Car 54, Where Are You?See more »

FAQ

Was someone really killed in this film? How did they die?
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Watch Me Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat...., 6 October 1999
Author: Cobbler from Venice Beach, CA.

I'm a huge fan of the series, and I remember being obsessed with TZ The Movie when it was released. I was 12, after all!!

Recently watched the film again for the first time in at least 15 years. I was blown away by the final segment, it's truly a classic which really scared the stuffing outta me. That evil little girl who takes Polaroids of everything freaked me out to no end. For me, it's the only segment in which the quality of the writing matches the direction and visuals from beginning to end.

I saw the original episode upon which Joe Dante's (3rd) segment is based when I was spending the night at my friend's house in 4th grade. It, too, really frightened me. I remember thinking to myself how hopeless the situation was-- if you even TRIED to not think bad thoughts about Anthony, you would end up thinking them, and he could still get you!! And didn't he "wish someone away to the cornfield"?? Man, that's some serious freakiness.

I thought the design of that segment in the movie was incredible, I'll never forget the mom holding the fishbowl, or the ferocious rabbit creature, or what happens to Ethel ("Run, Ethel....!") But the ending is truly atrocious and almost ruins what has come before.

What can I say about the other two segments? Better scripts were needed in order to make them work. And in the case of "Kick the Can", sticking more closely to the original episode would have given it more impact. (Not to mention firing Steven Spielberg.)And it's sad seeing Vic Morrow in his final role-- I'll always think of him as the sadistic coach in THE BAD NEWS BEARS, which is one of my all-time favorites.

All in all, a very uneven movie which improves steadily as it goes along. 6/10.

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