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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Whitley Strieber (book)
Whitley Strieber (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 November 1989 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
On December 26th, 1985, Whitley Strieber had a dream. Weeks later, he discovered his family had the same dream. Months later, he made the most shocking discovery of his life. Now, you will discover it. See more »
Plot:
Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Great performance by Walken amplifies the terror in this film. See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Walken ... Whitley Strieber

Lindsay Crouse ... Anne Strieber

Frances Sternhagen ... Dr. Janet Duffy

Andreas Katsulas ... Alex
Terri Hanauer ... Sarah
Joel Carlson ... Andrew Strieber

John Dennis Johnston ... Fireman

Dee Dee Rescher ... Mrs. Greenberg
Aileen Fitzpatrick ... Mother
R.J. Miller ... Father

Holly Fields ... Praying Mantis Girl

Paula Shaw ... Woman from Apartment

Juliet Sorci ... Second Grade Girl (as Juliet Sorcey)
Tifni Twitchell ... Teacher
Joshua Miller ... Tall Boy (as Joshua John Miller)
Kate Stern ... Woman on Bus
Johnny Dark ... Lab Technician
Jonathan Fromdahl ... Whitley (5 years)
Andrew Magarian ... Man in Hallway

Basil Hoffman ... Dr. Friedman
Paul Clemens ... Patrick

Maggie Egan ... Nancy
Irene Cagen ... Sally (as Irene Forrest)
Sally Kemp ... Laurie
Vince McKewin ... Bob
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Mora ... Alien Abductee (uncredited)
Ingrid Vold ... Magician's Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by
Philippe Mora 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Whitley Strieber (book)

Whitley Strieber (screenplay)

Produced by
Dan Allingham .... producer
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Philippe Mora .... producer
Paul Redshaw .... executive producer
Edward Simons .... co-producer (as Ed Simons)
Richard A. Strieber .... associate producer
Whitley Strieber .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Clapton 
Allan Zavod 
 
Cinematography by
Louis Irving 
 
Film Editing by
Lee Smith 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Linda Pearl 
 
Art Direction by
Dena Roth 
 
Set Decoration by
Diana Allen Williams 
 
Costume Design by
Malissa Daniel 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bühler .... makeup artist
John De Herrera .... special makeup mechanical effects
Denise Dellavalle .... additional makeup artist
Michael Earnest .... special makeup mechanical effects
Steve Frakes .... special makeup mechanical effects
John Goodwin .... special makeup mechanical effects
Jeff Kennemore .... special makeup mechanical effects
Melinda Kennemore .... special makeup mechanical effects
Erin Lyons .... hair stylist
Karen Mason .... special makeup mechanical effects
Ann Masterson .... hair stylist: New York
Dixie McCracken .... special makeup mechanical effects
Melissa McCracken .... special makeup mechanical effects
Michael McCracken .... special makeup mechanical effects
Michael Shawn McCracken .... special makeup mechanical effects
Jim McPherson .... special makeup mechanical effects
Joe Podnar .... special makeup mechanical effects
Kris Rosenberger .... hair stylist
Ron Seraile .... special makeup mechanical effects
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dan Allingham .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sharon Mann .... first assistant director
Robert J. Metoyer .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Esparza .... scenic painter
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Charles M. Lagola .... property master: New York
Brian Markey .... construction coordinator
Helen Wilson .... seamstress
Bill Zullo .... property master
 
Sound Department
Andrew Adams .... utility sound
Peter Burgess .... sound editor
Alan Douglas .... sound recording engineer
David Harrison .... sound re-recording mixer
Doron Kipen .... sound recording engineer
Hugh Little .... boom operator: New York
Guerric Angelo Marruzzi .... post production
Matthew McFadden .... boom operator
Bill Meredith .... sound mixer: New York
Richard Murphy .... boom operator: New York (as Rich Murphy)
Gavin Myers .... sound editor
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
Ken Pawlak .... boom operator
Ron Purvis .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Ed White .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dave Gregory .... photographic effects supervisor
Hal Miles .... animatronics supervisor
Richard Ratliff .... special effects
A.J. Workman .... alien effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Savas Alatis .... camera loader: New York
Gary Dagg .... key grip
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator
Steven Kline .... additional focus puller
Steven Kline .... first assistant camera: New York
Bob Lee .... key grip: New York
Chuck Mason .... best boy electric
Mark Roemmich .... best boy grip
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Russ St. John .... dolly grip
Jorgen Wedseltoft .... first assistant camera
Kevin Williams .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Donna B. Anderson .... casting assistant (as Donna Anderson)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emmy Taylor .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Sharon McGeeney .... negative cutter
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Noelleen Westcombe .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Eric Clapton .... composer: main theme
Eric Clapton .... performer: main theme
Alan Clarke .... composer: end theme
Allan Zavod .... composer: additional score
Eduardo Ponsdomenech .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lee Sanders .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Stephanie Alexander .... additional unit publicist
Steve Beeson .... production accountant
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
Marty Capune .... additional location manager
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Alan Clarke .... additional arrangement & performer: "End Theme"
Pam Cornfeld-Walker .... production coordinator (as Pam Cornfeld)
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Jonathon Green .... production assistant
Karen Kelsall .... script supervisor: New York
Eduardo Ponsdomenech .... assistant: Christopher Walken
Larry Stephens .... location manager: New York
Amy Wells .... production associate
 

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Runtime:
Netherlands:101 min | Germany:106 min (video) | USA:107 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Whitley has a picture of "The Great Wave of Kanagawa" by Hokusai on his wall, with an added cartoon character, facing the tsunami with an exclamation mark above his head, drawn in for comic effect.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Whitley opens the closet to find the teddy bear he opens the right closet door. When filmed from the inside, both doors are open and he then proceeds to close the left door.See more »
Quotes:
Whitley Strieber:Crack the whip! Drive the slaves off to another cocktail party. Make them babble about Glasnost, I've lost another day here!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blast from the Past (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Great performance by Walken amplifies the terror in this film., 24 January 2004
Author: valdabyryn from Houston, Texas, USA

After reading other users' comments, I concur that this film is not for everyone. I, also, am not a believer in this specific subject matter, but I don't let that interfere with my interpretation of the film. Nevertheless, this film absolutely scared the hell out of me. Walken's character, though often bizarre beyond the point of full understanding, is outstandingly well acted. Some may view this film as a silly alien movie. Others, such as myself, will feel absolute terror for Walken's character. Several scenes in the film have made their way into my head and are most disturbing indeed. Fans of this film will agree that specific visual and audio segments are the stuff of nightmares! Walken fans _must_ see this film, as should any alien buffs or film afficionados.

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