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Writer (WGA):
Don Coscarelli (written by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1994 (Argentina) See more »
If You Don't Get It This Time, He'll Have To Drill It Into Your Head! See more »
Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Reggie Bannister ... Reggie

A. Michael Baldwin ... Mike
Bill Thornbury ... Jody
Gloria Lynne Henry ... Rocky
Kevin Connors ... Tim

Cindy Ambuehl ... Edna

John Davis Chandler ... Henry (as John Chandler)
Brooks Gardner ... Rufus

Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man

Irene Roseen ... Demon Nurse

Sarah Scott Davis ... Tanesha (as Sarah Davis)
Duane Tucker ... Motel Owner

Claire Benedek ... Tim's Mother
Wendy Way ... Woman at Orphanage
Robert Beecher ... Gas Station Attendant
Chuck Butto ... Doctor (as Chuck Bhutto)

Beau Lotterman ... Tim's Father

Paula Irvine ... Liz
Jennifer Bross ... Station Nurse

Samantha Phillips ... Alchemy (archive footage)
Kathy Lester ... Attending Nurse (as Kat Lester)

Directed by
Don Coscarelli 
Writing credits
Don Coscarelli (written by)

Produced by
Seth Blair .... co-producer
Dac Coscarelli .... executive producer
Don Coscarelli .... producer
Original Music by
Fred Myrow 
Christopher L. Stone 
Cinematography by
Chris Chomyn 
Film Editing by
Norman Buckley 
Casting by
Jacklynn Briskey 
Production Design by
Ken Aichele 
Art Direction by
Wendy Guidery 
Candi Guterres 
Set Decoration by
Charley Cabrera 
Costume Design by
Carla Gibbons 
Makeup Department
Dean Gates .... special makeup effects
Melanie A. Kay .... makeup artist
Lisa Marie Rosenberg .... hair stylist
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects
Edward Wada .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Melanie Dubose .... post-production supervisor
Roberto A. Quezada .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Robinson .... second assistant director
Jeff Shiffman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peter S. Combs .... construction coordinator
Alex Hillkurtz .... storyboard illustrator (as Alex Hill)
Jeffrey Kim .... lead man
Tim I. Miller .... property master
Victor Ortado .... art swing gang
Jarris A.H.V. Vonzombie .... assistant property master (as Jarris Varnrobinson)
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer
Martin J. Bram .... dialogue editor
Peter Brancaccio .... sound effects editor
G.W. Brown .... adr supervisor
Joan Chamberlain .... adr recordist
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... foley editor
Gary Gossett .... sound mixer
Zigmund Gron .... digital sound transferer
Ann Hadsell .... foley recordist
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Rudy J. Lara .... sound recordist
Tricia Linklater .... apprentice sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Charles W. Ritter .... digital sound transferer
Charles W. Ritter .... foley editor
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Brian Ruberg .... adr mixer
Brad Sherman .... re-recording mixer
Dan Stickler .... boom operator
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Geoff Martin .... special effects assistant
Kevin McCarthy .... special effects (as Kevin Francis 'Boomer' McCarthy)
Aaron Iggy Scarpitti .... special effects assistant
Nannette Teters .... special effects assistant
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects (uncredited)
Geoffrey C. Martin .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Greg R. Stone .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Bob Dohrendorf .... opticals
D. Kerry Prior .... visual effects supervisor
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC (uncredited)
Mark Nelmes .... digital artist (uncredited)
Amy Ardavany .... stunts
Eric Chevreux .... stunts
Larry Green .... stunts
Joseph S. Griffo .... stunts
Joy Hooper .... stunts
Bob Ivy .... stunts: hearse crash
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Gary Littlejohn .... stunts
Solly Marx .... stunts
Lori Lynn Ross .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Gunter Simon .... stunts
John Stewart .... stunt coordinator (as John Michael Stewart)
Steve Upton .... stunts
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth J. Annas .... still photographer
Dan Ayers .... Steadicam operator
Mindaugas Blaudziunas .... additional camera operator
Robert Bryant .... additional assistant camera
Vidal Cohen .... best boy grip
E.S. Foster .... additional photographer
Anthony T. Jones .... grip
Scott Kevan .... second assistant camera
Alan Koshiyama .... first assistant camera
Scott Libolt .... still photographer
Denny Logan .... grip
Brian Louks .... gaffer
John Mang .... key grip
Michael McGarry .... electrician (as Mike McGarry)
Ngoli Vukani Nyirenda .... electrician (as Angoli Nyrenda)
Chris Shaw .... best boy electric
Eric Boyle .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kebe Dunn .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Dyehouse .... costumer
Editorial Department
Scott J. Gill .... additional editor
Ruben Guerrero .... color timer
Teresa Kelly .... assistant film editor
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
Location Management
Mauni P. Caves .... location scout
Keith Douglas Kramer .... location manager
Michael Paolillo .... location scout
Transportation Department
Peter Sebring .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Beth Anthony .... craft service
Nadine Bass .... additional script supervisor
Jeffrey Berk .... production coordinator
Paul Bunnell .... production assistant
Brooke H. Burling .... production assistant
Jessica Caggiano .... production assistant
Jimmie Crain .... production assistant
Kristen Deem .... assistant: Mr. Scrimm
Susan DeLangis .... production assistant
Maura Draheim-Grashaw .... production assistant
Randi Feldman .... script supervisor
Cari Frankson .... production assistant
Jim Hardy .... martial arts coordinator
Jamie Holcomb .... head creature assistant
Andrzej Kozlowski .... production assistant
Todd M. Lachniet .... assistant to producer
Charles Madrid .... production assistant
Glenn Nivens .... production assistant
Jim Schneeweis .... assistant production coordinator
Kenneth Toops .... production assistant
Victoria A. Zamora .... production accountant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Phantasm III: The Third Power" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated R for violence and gore, and for language and sexuality (edited for re-rating)
91 min | UK:86 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:XXX (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2007) | France:16 | France:Tous publics (DVD rating) | Germany:18 (cut) | Singapore:PG (heavily cut) | Spain:18 | UK:18 (video premiere) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2005) | USA:R (edited for re-rating)

Did You Know?

In this sequel, for the first and only time in the series, the main characters refer to the dwarves as "Lurkers", the gas masked grave diggers as "Gravers" and the spheres as "Sentinels".See more »
Continuity: In the beginning of the scene where the group is sleeping in the desert, Reggie goes to get Mike while Rock lies next to him and Tim lies on the other side of the campfire. But when Reggie comes out with Mike, Tim and Rocky are next to each other.See more »
Reggie:Thanks kid, I owe you one.
Tim:Two. By my count you owe me two.
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What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
"Nothing is ever as it seems"., 8 October 2010
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Why did it take me so long to get into the "Phantasm" films, as just in the last two months I got around to seeing the first two films and now the third entry. So far I've enjoyed every one. While I found the quality of this entry not match the previous two, still it's an entertainingly non-stop ride in the quest to stop the Tall Man. It pretty much follows on from the previous edition, capping off that had just transpired. The road trip continues through small rural towns, where an almost apocalyptic feel is crafted. Nonetheless the adventurous tone is there, but it's leaning more for comic humour and flat-out action (in a way similar to the second entry), over the tripped-out atmospheric spookiness.

It's Reggie Banister's show and there's nothing wrong about that because he makes for a likable heroine that's easy to root for. A. Michael Baldwin isn't in it as much (which the chemistry between Mike and Reggie isn't as prominent) and Bill Thornbury reprises his role in rather an innovative manner. Two new ragtag characters find there way in to help out Reggie; played by Gloria Lynne Henry and Kevin Connors. These two bring biting persona's. Angus Scrimm in Tall Man mode is as menacing as ever - in appearance and the voice --- "It's time now BOY".

Director / writer Don Coscarelli keeps the unique vision alive, where his handling seems more focused (especially the writing) and complete, but competently staged with enough flair and panache in numerous sequences. After the last film was produced by a film studio, this entry would go back the low-budget independent roots. The unconventional story isn't as complicated, but this clip show is always on the move and is tension grabbing in its varied ideas. The lively special effects and make-up FX were effectively executed, where it becomes more and more a centre piece with the lethal flying spheres, dimension portals and the legion of dead serving under the Tall Man.

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