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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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User Reviews:
Fairly good, in this Phanatic's humble opinion See more (83 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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Aspect Ratio:
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:
The first version not to feature a falling chandelier. The chandelier scene was originally written in the first script by Gerry O'Hara. One of the reasons why this is the only Phantom film not to include that classic scene, is because Menahem Golan, CEO of 21st Century Films, who at the time had just resigned from Cannon Films in 1988 after that company's collapse, didn't have enough money to pay for an expensive chandelier to fall and then to redo the scene take after take. Duke Sandefur then was hired to rewrite the script without the scene.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Christine visits her father's grave, we see several close-ups of the black wrought iron gate surrounding the cemetery. In these close-ups, you can plainly see that the wrought iron is actually wood that has been spray painted black.See more »
Quotes:
Hawkins:Do you believe in God, Mr. Dutton?
Richard:Yes.
Hawkins:Good. Because it's going to take a leap of faith for you to understand what I'm about to tell you. The Phantom is real. It has a name. Erik Destler.
Richard:But that's just a story.
Hawkins:I know the legend as well as you. He sold his soul to the devil so the world would love him for his talent. The devil had a price. He mutilated his face so terribly, that no one could stand to love him ever again.
Richard:And it's said the only way to kill the Phantom is to destroy his music.
Hawkins:I don't believe in phantoms or legends, Mr. Dutton, but I do believe in facts. And the fact is, this man - -this creature - -is still alive. Still alive and living under your opera.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Song at Midnight (1937)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Jewel SongSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fairly good, in this Phanatic's humble opinion, 17 August 2006
Author: Matt Weber from United States

Yes, I am indeed one of those "Phanatics" as they're called (though I'm almost starting to think we have a bad reputation...), and I personally would like to say that I found this movie rather enjoyable. I think it could have done without the modern sequences altogether and stayed in the one time period, and yes, a few scenes are a bit cheesy or cheap. But believe it or not, I think that Robert Englund did a fairly good job. My favorite Phantom will always be Michael Crawford, but when one compares Englund to Gerard Butler's Phantom (even using Crawford as the standard), he practically blows that little pansy-ass out of the water. It's refreshing to see an old, decrepit Phantom again, with more subdued, majestic style than Butler's gaudy, emo character. Also, this time the Phantom isn't scared to spill some blood, restoring some respectable fear for Erik that the 2004 version kills. Englund's voice--at least when he isn't screaming--seems surprisingly perfect for the part, and all film critics alike will see that he can indeed act, but has merely been restrained by his previous Freddy typecasting. All in all, I'd say this film makes an excellent counter-balance to the 2004 film, and both those who like like Chaney's Phantom and Crawford Phanatics alike will definitely enjoy it.

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