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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 »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(41 articles)
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Who dare look behind the mask? 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

DeeDee Rescher Ball ... Mrs. Greenberg (as Dee Dee Rescher)
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 Cunningham .... carpenter
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 .... 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 .... re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman .... re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Ed White .... sound mixer
Robert Murray Jamieson .... sound designer (uncredited)
 
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
Jo Torngren .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Sharon McGeeney .... negative cutter
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Noelleen Westcombe .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Larry Stephens .... location manager: New York
 
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)
Jonathon Green .... production assistant
Karen Kelsall .... script supervisor: New York
Eduardo Ponsdomenech .... assistant: Christopher Walken
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:
The filmmakers had one week in NYC for filming exteriors. During this time, director Philippe Mora was assigned an assistant director who turned out to be elderly and deaf. The deafness led to some difficulties, but things managed to work out for that week.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Whitley leaves his vehicle in the 'final' visit to the cabin, the camera cuts to the entire cabin drenched in light. As he starts approaching it you can clearly see the source of light as a spotlight at the top right of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
Andrew Strieber:[Asking about God] So we're all alone except for the little blue doctors? Can I dream Dad's dream?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Watchers (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Who dare look behind the mask?, 16 December 1999
Author: mmaras from Zagreb, Croatia

This film left a lasting impression on me, which didn't wane during the second and even third viewing. I have never thought about it as an "alien-movie". (Incidentally, the word "aliens" is never once mentioned in the film.) In my opinion, it is a film about the man's reaction to the inexplicable intruding into his orderly existence. It is all about people, not aliens. Each character has their own reaction to the strange. In fact, what we see is a "pilgrim's progress", with Walken fighting against various attempts (by others and by himself) to explain it away. It is a philosophical parable, saying that any explanation would be nothing but a mask over the truth, which cannot be expressed in words. As Walken says: "This cannot be it. I didn't come all this way for you to tell me that this is it."

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