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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (short story)
John Esposito (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 October 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Stephen King took you to the edge with The Shining and Pet Sematary. This time......he pushes you over.
Plot:
In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Another Dourif must-see! See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Andrews ... John Hall

Kelly Wolf ... Jane Wisconsky

Stephen Macht ... Warwick

Andrew Divoff ... Danson

Vic Polizos ... Brogan

Brad Dourif ... Tucker Cleveland / The Exterminator

Robert Alan Beuth ... Ippeston
Ilona Margolis ... Nordello
Jimmy Woodard ... Carmichael

Jonathan Emerson ... Jason Reed
Minor Rootes ... Stevenson

Kelly L. Goodman ... Warwick's Secretary
Susan Lowden ... Daisy May
Joe Perham ... Mill Inspector

Dana Packard ... Millworker
Skip Wheeler ... Millworker
Richard France ... Millworker
Anne Rooney ... Millworker

Raissa Danilova ... Millworker
Emmet Kane ... Exterminator's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tina Konstantoulakis ... Millworker (uncredited)
Harold Michelson ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ralph S. Singleton 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (short story)

John Esposito (screenplay)

Produced by
William J. Dunn .... producer
Anthony Labonte .... associate producer
Joan Singleton .... associate producer (as Joan V. Singleton)
Ralph S. Singleton .... producer
Bonnie Sugar .... executive producer
Larry Sugar .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Banks 
Anthony Marinelli 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Stein 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Gross 
Randy Jon Morgan 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Mary Margiotta 
Richard Pagano 
 
Production Design by
Gary Wissner 
 
Art Direction by
Mayne Berke 
Jack Jennings 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Lemire 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Blynder .... key makeup artist
June Brickman .... key makeup artist
Candy L. Walken .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Diane Foti .... unit production manager
William Hassell .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Chesney .... second unit director
Mark Cotone .... second assistant director
John G. Scotti .... first assistant director: second unit
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert Bonino .... construction coordinator
Dan Dorfer .... painter
Melissa Feinberg .... assistant property master
Wickham Irwin .... painter
Brenton L. Lane .... property master: second unit
Lyndell Wolff .... scenic artist
Brian Kontz .... plasterer (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... visual consultant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernie Blynder .... sound mixer
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Eric Beldowski .... special effects coordinator: FX Smith, Inc.
Peter Chesney .... special effects supervisor: Image Engineering, Inc.
Tom Czarnopys .... creature sculptor
Robin L. D'Arcy .... image general manager: Image Engineering, Inc.
James Gawley .... creature mechanicals: FX Smith, Inc.
Emmet Kane .... effects lead person: Image Engineering, Inc.
Ralph Kerr .... effects lead person: Image Engineering, Inc.
Jim Kundig .... special effects
Raymond Mackintosh .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
Don McLeod .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
Dean W. Miller .... special effects coordinator: Image Engineering, Inc.
Evan Penny .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
Gordon J. Smith .... creature effects supervisor: FX Smith, Inc.
Sandra Stewart .... special effects technician
Bill Sturgeon .... creature mechanicals: FX Smith, Inc.
Tom Szarnody .... creature sculptor: FX Smith, Inc.
 
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Bill Taylor .... visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Albert Whitlock .... visual effects consultant
 
Stunts
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Baum .... camera operator (as Gary Howard Baum)
Beth Cotter .... assistant camera
James A. Earley .... grip
Kevin Fahey .... grip
Michael James Fahey .... best boy grip
Johnny Karls .... assistant camera (1990)
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Michael A. McFadden .... grip
Daniel Pershing .... dolly grip
Thom Willey .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Karen Dale Greene .... assistant editor
Norman R. Walker .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Anthony Marinelli .... musician
Anthony Marinelli .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
William O'Brien .... transportation coordinator
Jim Petti .... transportation co-captain
Marty Radcliff .... driver
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation coordinator
Brian Steagall .... driver
 
Other crew
David Allsberry .... animal trainer
Earl Boyd .... first aid
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Caleb Clark .... production assistant
Letty Gray .... production office
Carlene Hirsch .... second unit coordinator
Carol Keith .... production coordinator
Steven M. Rood .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer M. Savoie .... key set production assistant
Richard Scott .... unit publicist
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Tom Savini was attached to direct the film in the late 1980's but pulled out due to lack of studio interest.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: As Nordello is staggering down the hall of the office after breaking into Warwick's desk, muttering, "This'll teach you to fire ME", her voice is different compared to earlier in the film, and her lips aren't moving at all.See more »
Quotes:
Nordello:This'll teach you to FIRE ME!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Star Search" (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
THEY'RE GONESee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Another Dourif must-see!, 3 July 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

Right then, I've read every review up until this one and I have to say..its the same old story - you're mostly all fruitcakes. GRAVEYARD SHIFT is one ripper of an admittedly "oddball" movie. A few people evidently share this view which is encouraging at least.

The film is a terrific character study and never have I come across a more depressingly grotty and apt setting for a bleak horror film. You need little imagination to smell the filth and dirt. David Andrews makes a superb anti-hero, as the college-boy/drifter who takes it right up to Mill owner Warwick...as dislikable a screen presence as any and so well played by Stephen Macht. Loved the caddie-bashing sequence. Brad Dourif as the Exterminator was simply out of his tree here - overacting????? hardly! this is Brad Dourif we're talking about!

So, four-fifths of you heaped scorn on the rat/bat? (it was a BAT actually) What the HELL does it matter WHAT it was - a feral chicken even? I've seen way worse monsters than this in my time around horror flicks. The production values on this film were high, this was NOT a rabid el-cheapo along the lines of HOWLING II !

In case you're interested. I would rate this as one of the better horror flicks of the last millennium. If I'm losing my objectivity then it must be a case of collective hypnosis because everyone in this family (and you're talking seriously varied tastes here) likes this flick! I would rate it a 6.75 !

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