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Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | | Horror | 26 October 1990 (USA)
In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

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Jason Reed
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Stevenson
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Warwick's Secretary
Susan Lowden ...
Daisy May
Joe Perham ...
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Storyline

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Stephen King took you to the edge with The Shining and Pet Sematary. This time......he pushes you over.

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Horror

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's Graveyard Shift  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,582,891
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Trivia

Wisconsky mentions she is from Castle Rock, home to many other Stephen King books and movies. See more »

Goofs

When they first go into the sub-basement Warwick puts grease on his face and its there throughout the movie. Later on in the cave full of bones, all the shots of his face show no grease whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Nordello: This'll teach you to FIRE ME!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits have a strange theme song with the cast members saying stuff from the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Soapdish (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

HONKY TONK DREAMS
By Charlie Daniels, William Digregorio, Tommy Crain, Freddie
Edwards & Charlie Hayward
Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band and Lacy J. Dalton
Charlie Daniels performs courtesy of CBS Records
Lacy J. Dalton performs courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
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Rats! Rats! Rats!
16 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Bland David Andrews is a quiet hunk drifter who starts the late shift at a grimy Maine textile mill, headed over by a sadistic sleazeball boss (Stephen Macht). The basement work crew start falling prey to a giant rat monster that lurks underground. Real rats are all over the place too, to clean up the bodies.

The gore FX are mostly top-notch, the sets are good and there's plenty of violence and action, but this pointless movie is one big, unpleasant cliché thanks to poor direction and scripting (by John Esposito, based on the Stephen King story). Everyone yells and screams a lot, but Kelly Wolf (as a tough female worker who can hold her own) and Brad Dourif (as 'Nam vet pest exterminator Tucker Cleveland) are the only two who bring any spark to their roles.


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