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Release Date:
2 May 1986 (USA) See more »
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If you thought "Christine" was mean . . .
Plot:
Meg moves out of her parents' home and buys a beautiful old Jaguar in a bid for independence. She begins to get strange feelings about the car... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
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Joe Queenan's guide to romance cliches
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 16 October 2010, 4:00 AM, PDT)

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 (From WENN. 10 February 2010, 11:01 AM, PST)

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Spiffy Ghost-Story Drama akin to Brian Clemens' THRILLER series. See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Heather Bolton ... Meg
David Letch ... The Man
Perry Piercy ... Mary Carmichael
Suzanne Lee ... Val
Margaret Umbers ... Samantha

Danny Mulheron ... Wayne
Gary Stalker ... Bruce
Michael Haigh ... Mr. Whitehorn
Phillip Gordon ... Clive
Kate Harcourt ... Meg's Mother
Jan Fisher ... Edith
Meriol Buchanan ... Woman with Dog
Ross Jolly ... Neighbour
Don Linke ... Martin
John Bullock ... Meg's Father
Jonathan Crayford ... Petrol Pump Attendant

Rebecca Gibney ... Clive's Secretary
Lewis Martin ... Jag Enthusiast (as Lew Martin)
Les Stone ... Jag Enthusiast
Frank Slobbe ... Tow Truck Driver

Ken Saville ... Man in Jaguar
Phillip Mills ... Man on Bus
Matty ... Cherry
Lee Hatherly ... Radio Voice (voice)
Hampson & Hiles ... Radio Voices (voice)

Directed by
Gaylene Preston 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elizabeth Jane Howard  story
Geoff Murphy  screenplay
Gaylene Preston  screenplay
Graeme Tetley  screenplay

Produced by
Robin Laing .... producer
Gaylene Preston .... co-producer
Don Reynolds .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Crayford 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn (director of photography) (as Thom Burstyn)
 
Film Editing by
Simon Reece 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Becroft 
 
Makeup Department
Marilyn McPherson .... hairdresser
Marilyn McPherson .... makeup artist
Shayne Radford .... specialist hairdresser (as Shane Radford)
 
Production Management
Pat Murphy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Linke .... second assistant director
John Samuels .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jonathan Crayford .... art department assistant
Bob Dolman .... construction
Robin Murphy .... standby props
Philip Taratoa .... props buyer (as Phil Taratoa)
 
Sound Department
Brent Burge .... assistant dubbing mixer
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Tony Johnson .... post-production sound
Wayne Leonard .... boom operator
Cherie O'Shea .... assistant sound editor
Ken Saville .... sound recordist
Brian Shennan .... dubbing mixer
Chris Verburg .... assistant dubbing mixer
 
Stunts
Mark Taylor .... stunt driver
Petar Zivkovic .... stunt driver (as Peter Zivkovic)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alastair Allan .... grip assistant
Trou Bayliss .... grip
Alun Bollinger .... camera operator
Clare Clifford .... stills photographer
Belinda Crayford .... gaffer
Chris Graves .... focus puller (as Christopher Graves)
Danny Williams .... best boy
Danny Williams .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Stewart .... standby wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Mike Hopkins .... assistant editor (as Michael Hopkins)
 
Music Department
Mike Booth .... musician: trumpet
Gary Clark .... engineer
Paul Dyne .... musican: bass
Dave Ginnane .... engineer
Robert Hagen .... engineer
Kelly Johnson .... lyricist
Kelly Johnson .... singer
Craig Walters .... musician: saxophone
 
Other crew
Helen Bollinger .... unit publicist
Des Culling .... production assistant
Euan Frizzell .... titles
Lyn Galbraith .... production secretary
Suzannah Morrison .... trainee production assistant
Lutz Schroeder .... lab supervisor
Margot Snellgrove .... continuity
 
Thanks
Lee Anderson .... the producers wish to thank
Terry Crayford .... the producers wish to thank
Andy Grant .... the producers wish to thank
Barry Harbutt .... the producers wish to thank
Gerry Luhman .... the producers wish to thank
Sue May .... the producers wish to thank
Raywyn Moore .... the producers wish to thank
Malcolm Rowell .... the producers wish to thank
Mary Seddon .... the producers wish to thank
Jane Watt .... the producers wish to thank
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Spiffy Ghost-Story Drama akin to Brian Clemens' THRILLER series., 9 August 2007
Author: rixrex from United States

I wasn't expecting a lot from this after finding the tape at a thrift store for a dollar, and reading the ratings here before watching. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well crafted this tale of a haunted Jaguar was, and it reminded me very much of the great 1970s British series of features broadcast by BBC under the title of Thriller. The US release title of Dark of the Night is a bit more appropriate than Mr Wrong.

Though filmed in New Zealand in around 1984, it has the look and feel of something done 10 years earlier, and is not at all like a 1980s horror film. It also has nice character development and a well-handled plot with a subtle musical score. Some might feel it is a bit slow, but that is more an effect of a comparison to modern terror films that are quick-cut and horror-action vehicles with teens being slaughtered, and with relatively little in the way of development of character.

This film does not stereotype it's players, and give full dimension to as many characters as possible. The one fault it has is a lack of substance in regards to the one who we learn is the killer. But even with this shortcoming, I'd still give high recommendations.

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