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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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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
 
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:
Molly Shannon's film debut.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:
Waitress:How was the opera tonight, sir?
Erik Destler:An inspiration.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Das Phantom der Oper (1916)See more »

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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
What You Get When You Try And Entertain Phantom Fans And Slasher Fans At The Same Time, 24 February 2002
Author: horror7777 from New York

There is no doubt in my mind that the writers of this film were trying to make an enjoyable slasher film to entertain teenagers and attract fans of "The Phantom of the Opera" at the same time. What gives this away is the casting of Robert Englund. It shows that they wanted to attract teenagers by casting Freddy Krueger. However, at the same time the writers include lots of technical stuff from the novel to try and get fans of "The Phantom of the Opera." The result can be one of two things. You can either have teens screaming saying they were fooled because they thought they were going to see Freddy Krueger kill a lot of people and you can have "Phantom" fans screaming saying they thought they were going to see a real "Phantom" film rather then some stupid teenage slasher film. Personally, I am a slasher film fan and not a "Phantom" fan. Not because I don't like the "Phantom" films, but just because I've never seen any of them. My initial reaction to this film was a positive one. It's stylish, has great acting and directing, and it's something different. It's not your typical slice and dice film but rather an interesting look at the "Phantom" and his life. Die-hard "Phantom" fans probably won't truly enjoy this as I think at the end the makers of the film quit trying to please everyone and the film degraded into the typical slasher genre. I really enjoyed this one and personally I think that it's wrong that die hard "Phantom" fans give this film negative comments. If you were expecting to see the 1925 version all over again with Robert Englund as the "Phantom" then you're way off. Die-hard slasher and horror fans as well as "Phantom" fans should find this at least marginally enjoyable. ***out of****This film is fun and really cool especially when you watch it for the first time and late at night

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