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Director:
Writers:
Gerry O'Hara (based upon the screenplay by)
Gaston Leroux (novel)
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Release Date:
4 November 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The final curtain is about to drop. See more »
Plot:
A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those oppose himself or the young singer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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Well scripted, well acted, well done. See more (81 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Dwight H. Little 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gaston Leroux  novel
Gerry O'Hara  based upon the screenplay by
Duke Sandefur  screenplay

Produced by
Eliezer Ben-Chorin .... associate producer
Deborah Del Prete .... line producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Gigi Pritzker .... line producer
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Misha Segal 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Lyons Collister 
Elemér Ragályi  (as Elemer Regalyi)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
 
Art Direction by
Tivadar Bertalan 
 
Costume Design by
John Bloomfield 
 
Makeup Department
John Carl Buechler .... additional prosthetic makeup effects supervisor: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Everett Burrell .... makeup effects crew
Michael Deak .... location makeup effects: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Foster .... production manager: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Ron Pipes .... makeup effects crew
Sean Rodgers .... makeup effects crew
Josephine Turner .... wig maker: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Vulich .... location makeup effects: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Vulich .... special makeup effects
Kevin Yagher .... special makeup effects
Mark C. Yagher .... makeup effects crew
 
Production Management
Marc S. Fischer .... unit production manager
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production supervisor
Helena Toth .... production supervisor
Joseph Vittorie .... production supervisor: 21st Century Film Corporation (as Joseph N. Vittotrie Jr.)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michal Engel .... key second assistant director
Avner Orshalimy .... first assistant director (as Avener Orshalimi)
Péter Rácz .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Zoltán Horváth .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor
Jeff Clark .... sound engineer
Cyril Collick .... sound recordist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Dorn .... adr editor
Csaba Erös .... boom operator
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Martin Maryska .... sound designer
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Doug Parry .... sound re-recording mixer
Dorielle Rogers .... sound recordist
Steven J. Rogers .... production sound mixer
Dean St. John .... adr recordist
Dean St. John .... foley recordist
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Deak .... on-set effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunts
László Imre .... stunt performer
György Kivés .... stunt double: The Phantom (as Gyorgy Kives)
Ferenc Novinecz .... stunts
Tamás Pintér .... stunt coordinator (as Tamas Pinter)
Gábor Piroch .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Csaba Bankhardt .... grip
David E. Elkins .... first assistant camera: additional camera
Egon Endrényi .... still photographer
Géza Gonda .... first assistant camera
Jorge Lovitz .... camera operator
Andrea Martin .... gaffer
Andrea Martin .... key grip electrician
Imre Sisa .... key and dolly grip
András Váradi .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Julie Hughes .... casting: USA and New York
Nancy Lara-Hansch .... casting consultant
Maggi Sangwin .... casting: United Kingdom and London
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Bloomfield .... assistant costume supervisor
Imre Béres .... tailor
Gabor Szabo .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gerard Jakubowicz .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
William Ashford .... director of music: 21st Century Film Corporation
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Harriet Schock .... song lyrics
Misha Segal .... conductor
Eric Tomlinson .... music editor: Budapest
 
Other crew
Mellanie Bradfield .... script supervisor
John Carl Buechler .... additional prosthetic effects
Earl Ellis .... laboratory technician
Matt Falls .... laboratory technician
Anita Hope .... production coordinator: USA
Vera Loosz .... production accountant
Andras Miko .... opera director
Nobuko Oganesoff .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (Reclassified 2004) | Finland:K-16 (cut) | Finland:K-15 (uncut) | France:12 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2014) | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally wanted to be rated X by the MPAA due to several scenes of graphic violence, after this happened the film was edited down very heavily and was re rated R.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Christine first starts singing to the phantom in front of the fireplace near the beginning, her voice doesn't match her lip movement.See more »
Quotes:
Erik Destler:Up there, those are the actors and the costumes and the scenery. They don't know the soul of the opera. In your dressing room, I could only teach you the words, the notes. But here... here I can teach you the meaning.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Phantom of the Opera (1998)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Well scripted, well acted, well done., 16 February 2006
Author: joshua-nelson from Orono, Maine, United States

Let me start out by saying that I'm a horror fan. I love all forms of horror from the silent classics to the new-age shocker films. It's a genre that is near and dear to my heart, so when I stumbled across this version of the great Lon Chaney classic (screw that french dude, his story didn't even tap the potential of the story) I HAD to see it.

The basic premise is that love and music live forever. The movie starts in the 80's where Christine is looking for a fresh new audition piece and stumbles upon Don Juan Triumphant, a great unfinished musical. While in the audition a freak accident flashes her back to what appears to be a past life in which she is an under-appreciated actress in the shadow of a great diva. True fans of the world of the Phantom can guess where the story goes from here.

The acting in this movie is above average. While it isn't the best you'll see, you have to respect the classical training of many of the actors. Jill Schoelen plays the best Christine I've seen in a film, and Bill Nighy is (as always) great... even though his role is pretty small. Robert Englund, better known to slasher fans as Freddy Krueger, does moderately well. He plays the sadistic side of the phantom very well. While he is no Lon Chaney (who is, really?!) His performance is equally haunting and captivating.

The sets are very well done, especially considering the time it was made. Many other 'classic' films made circa this time had horrendous sets and visuals (Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein was great but had TERRIBLE sets, can I get an amen?) So I had to throw some Kudos for them.

The sense that the film was made to cater to two separate audiences is clear with the added psychotic nature of the phantom and the decent death sequences, but any true horror fan can appreciate the film for it's very decent adaptation of an over-done story.

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