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Director:
Writer:
Richard Stanley (written by)
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Release Date:
8 August 1992 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
He's not a serial killer. He's much worse. See more »
Plot:
A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Richard Stanley Does it Again See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert John Burke ... Dust Devil (as Robert Burke)

Chelsea Field ... Wendy Robinson

Zakes Mokae ... Ben Mukurob
John Matshikiza ... Joe Niemand
Rufus Swart ... Mark Robinson

William Hootkins ... Capt. Beyman
Terry Norton ... Saarke Haarhoff (as Terri Norton)
Russell Copley ... Cpl. Dutoit
Andre Odendaal ... Cpl. Bates
Luke Cornell ... Soldier 1
Philip Henn ... Soldier 2
Robert Stevenson ... Rifle Boy
Peter Hallr ... Marist Monk
Stephen Earnhart ... Camper Driver

Marianne Sägebrecht ... Dr. Leidzinger
Isaac Mavimbella ... Farmhand
Crystal Dobson ... Mrs. Beyman
Mickey Wenk ... Checkpoint Soldier
Stephanus Titus ... Barman
Philip Notununu ... Man in Bar
Andre-Jacques Van der Merwe ... Tourist Husband
Marietjie Vaughn ... Tourist Wife
Ursula Peveling ... Tourist Daughter
Erle Vaughan ... Tourist Son
Jaco Espach ... Truck Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Stanley ... Transforming Dust Devil in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Stanley 
 
Writing credits
Richard Stanley (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Earnhart .... associate producer
Daniel Lupi .... associate producer
Nik Powell .... executive producer
JoAnne Sellar .... producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Stephen Woolley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Chivers 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Carlin 
Jamie Macdermott 
Derek Trigg 
 
Casting by
Callie Bristow 
Jory Weitz 
 
Production Design by
Joseph Bennett 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Carlin 
Graeme Orwin 
 
Set Decoration by
Eva Strack 
 
Costume Design by
Michele Clapton 
Ruy Filipe 
 
Makeup Department
Lisa Boni .... hair stylist
Lisa Boni .... makeup artist
Chris Cunningham .... senior artist (as Chris Halls)
Little John .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Daniel P. Collins .... unit manager (as Daniel Collins)
Carol Hickson .... production manager: South Africa
Daniel Lupi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Breton .... second assistant director
Stephen Earnhart .... second unit director
Immo Horn .... second unit director
Gary Huckabay .... second second assistant director
Gary Huckabay .... third assistant director
Guy Travers .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dirk Buchmann .... property master
Immo Horn .... muralist
Graham Humphreys .... storyboard artist
Emilia Roux .... set dresser
Ina Roux .... production buyer
Joel Van Bavel .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Laura Evans .... assistant sound editor
Pauline Griffith .... foley artist
Robin Harris .... sound mixer
Kate Hopkins .... sound editor
Daryl Jordan .... assistant sound editor
Jenny Lee Wright .... foley artist
Dominic Lester .... sound re-recording mixer
James Mather .... sound editor
Jonathan Miller .... sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Rhys Davies .... supervising sound editor
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Rick Cresswell .... special effects
Dave Eltham .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Debra Deats .... stunts
Roly Jansen .... stunt coordinator
Neville Strydom .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Copeland .... additional photographer
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
John Gaeta .... camera operator
Liam Longman .... still photographer
Philip Alan Waters .... camera operator
Philip Alan Waters .... second unit director of photography
Peter Wignall .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Keith Mason .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
David Ball .... financing
Jaco Espach .... location manager
Graham Humphreys .... titles
Mark Kermode .... post-production propaganda: final cut
Sheila Fraser Milne .... production coordinator
Richard Stanley .... post-production financing: final cut
Antoinette van Speyk .... script supervisor
Dan Zeff .... runner
 
Thanks
Willi Saunderson Swakopmund Fire Brigade .... acknowledgment
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language
Runtime:
France:87 min | Italy:87 min | 108 min (Final Cut) | USA:87 min | 115 min (Workprint Version) | 103 min (director's cut)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Canada:16+ (Quebec) | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Italy:VM14 | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

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Trivia:
Originally Stanley had Kerry Fox in mind for the character of Wendy. The film's financiers weren't satisfied with her and the same went for Stanley's second suggestion, Stacey Travis, who starred in Stanley's previous feature, Hardware (1990). The decision to cast Chelsea Field was a last-minute compromise.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Wendy slams on the brakes of her VW Beetle, she doesn't touch the clutch, but the car stops without stalling.See more »
Quotes:
Joe Niemand:There's a whole lot of power in fingers and knots and knuckles and such. If you want to win a war, you gotta have a whole fistful of knuckles!
Ben Mukurob:You smoke too much, Joe.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Beyond the Grave (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ramblin' ManSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Richard Stanley Does it Again, 13 June 2006
Author: CMRKeyboadist from Sleesburg, VA.

Dust Devil is an interesting, atmospheric film. The storyline is not so much in the for front as the visuals and direction. The movie stars Robert John Burke (Thinner) who plays the part of the Dust Devil, Zakes Mokae (The Serpant and The Rainbow) who plays the part of an officer tracking the Devil, and Chelsea Field who is the subject matter of the movie.

The Dust Devil is a magical creature who has the ability to change his appearance and has other powers. He seems to feed off lonely woman on the verge of suicide. He sleeps with them and then murders them. Afterwards, he takes their fingers. Chelsea plays the part of Wendy who has just left her husband and is incredibly depressed. On an isolated highway in the desert, she picks up a hitch hiker whom is the Dust Devil. She ends up falling for him and does not see the imminent danger in her future. Zakes Mokae is the officer tracking the devil. He does not believe in the extraordinary but has bad dreams given to him from the dust devil.

This is such a bizarre film in many ways like Richard Stanley's "Hardware" with amazing visuals, a captivating musical score, and one Hell of an ending. I would have to say that this movie is not for everyone as most people wouldn't get the direction Stanley was going with this film. 8/10

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