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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Don Coscarelli (characters)
Don Coscarelli (written by)
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Release Date:
13 October 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The sequel with balls! See more »
Plot:
Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good, but would have been better as a mini-series See more (94 total) »

Cast

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A. Michael Baldwin ... Mike

Reggie Bannister ... Reggie
Bill Thornbury ... Jody

Heidi Marnhout ... Jennifer
Bob Ivy ... Demon Trooper

Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man / Dr. Jebediah Morningside
Christopher L. Stone ... Music & Dwarf Creatures (voice) (as Christopher Stone)
Chloe Kay ... Background Player
Sylvia Flammer ... Background Player
David Gasster ... Background Player
Sasha Kassel ... Background Player
Aidan Kassel ... Background Player
Eric Avary ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Andy John ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
George A. Craig ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Steven C. Kassel ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Robert Gates ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Todd Mecklem ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Jason Jacobs ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Michael Perkins ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Colin Jessup ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Stanley Potter ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Bret Schweinfurth ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Robert Tomaszewski ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
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Directed by
Don Coscarelli 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Don Coscarelli (characters)

Don Coscarelli (written by)

Produced by
A. Michael Baldwin .... co-producer
Don Coscarelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher L. Stone 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Chomyn 
 
Film Editing by
Scott J. Gill 
 
Production Design by
Naython Vane  (as Naython Williams)
 
Art Direction by
Mike Roth  (as Michael Roth)
 
Set Decoration by
Bret Schweinfurth (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Shelley Kay 
 
Makeup Department
Melanie Marangakis .... makeup artist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... chief hair stylist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... chief makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rosa Gonzalez .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Shiffman .... first assistant director
Dawn Stewart .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Kristen Deem .... property master (as Carol Deem)
 
Sound Department
Stud Brentler .... boom operator
Smith Craig .... dialogue re-recording mixer
Bryan Franklin .... dialogue editor
Jerry Gilbert .... project manager
Michael Kreple .... adr editor
Michael Kreple .... adr mixer
Michael Kreple .... adr supervisor
Greg Louden .... foley artist
Greg Mauer .... foley editor
Greg Mauer .... foley recordist
Jacqueline Meijer .... project coordinator
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound design editor
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound effects supervisor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Andy Potvin .... dolby sound consultant
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Enzo Treppa .... sound mixer
Steve Tushar .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Wales .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Gary Beal .... pyrotechnician (as Gary Beall)
Howard Berger .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Kamar Bitar .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
Gino Crognale .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Michael Deak .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Chris Hanson .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Steve Hartman .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group (as Garret Immel)
Robert Kurtzman .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group (as Bob Kurtzman)
Gigi Fast Elk Porter .... special effects makeup coordinator (as Roberta 'Gigi' Porter)
Brian Rae .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Karrie Ralston .... purchasing: KNB EFX Group
Henrik von Ryzin .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group (as Henrik Van Ryzin)
Bill Zahn .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
 
Visual Effects by
Robin Berman .... compositor: Desert Gates
Robin Berman .... title sequence designer
Alex Harman .... 3d animator
David Klemens .... creative director
David Merrell .... lead animator
D. Kerry Prior .... visual effects creator: sphere effects
 
Stunts
Bob Ivy .... stunt coordinator
Bob Ivy .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Ayers .... steadicam operator
Precy C. Betiong .... first assistant camera (as Precy Betiong)
Colin Hudson .... steadicam operator
Adam Janeiro .... chief lighting technician
Scott Libolt .... still photographer
Peyton Skelton .... chief lighting technician
Daniel Trachtenberg .... key grip
Daniel Vecchione .... best boy electric
Joe Waistell .... first assistant camera (as Joe Waistel)
Justin Zaharczuk .... second assistant camera
Adam Janeiro .... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristen Deem .... costumer (as Jessica Morgenseit)
 
Editorial Department
Garen Alaverdian .... lightworks technician
Ryan Davidson .... post production supervisor
Bobby Gates .... assistant editor (as Robert Gates)
Donald Milne .... assistant editor
Robert Tomaszewski .... telecine colorist
Jim Williams .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jon Lewin .... music editor
Steve Morrell .... composer: additional music (as Steven Morrell)
Fred Myrow .... composer: theme music (as Fredric Myrow)
Daniel Schweiger .... temporary soundtrack
Malcolm Seagrave .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Alan Carlson .... animal handler: scorpion
Alan Carlson .... animal handler: tortoise
Kristen Deem .... script supervisor
Starlet Derby .... production assistant
Christopher Malinowski .... production assistant (as Chris Malinowski)
Sara McCaffree .... production assistant
Jason R. Savage .... production coordinator (as Jason Savage)
David Sharlein .... production assistant
Dawn Stewart .... key set production assistant
Brent Studler .... key set production assistant
Guy Thorpe .... funeral coach coordinator
Guy Thorpe .... hearse coordinator
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Roger Avary .... special thanks
Jennifer Bross .... special thanks
David G. Brown .... special thanks
Jeff Conner .... special thanks
Richard Elkin .... special thanks
Sam Gasster .... special thanks
Bill Jenkins .... special thanks
Paul Pepperman .... special thanks
Roberto A. Quezada .... special thanks
Leonard Shapiro .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Phantasm IV: Infinity" - USA (alternative title)
"Phantasm: oblIVion" - USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language
Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2007) | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Almost all of the silver sphere effects were done in camera.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Michael meets Morningside, as he backs away, he backs into an old lady sitting in a chair. Morningside touches her hand, then walks behind the chair and gestures with his right hand towards Michael, yet when the camera goes back to the old lady, she's still holding his right hand.See more »
Quotes:
Reggie:We better move away from the car before the gasoline blows.
Jennifer:Wait! I thought cars only blew up like that in the movies!
[Car explodes in a huge fireball]
Reggie:Yeah, me too.
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Good, but would have been better as a mini-series, 1 April 2002
Author: douglasp from Madison, WI USA

First off, let me say that Angus Scrimm is a National Treasure and any Phantasm movie is worth watching just for his performance.

The first two Phantasms were excellent, pure works of imagination that are unlike any other horror series. As for part 3, I've only seen part of it on Sci-Fi and as its not available yet on DVD, I don't remember it too well but presumably OblIVion takes over where that one left off...Mike is heading off into the wastelands and Reggie is pinned to the ceiling by a bunch of silver spheres.

The story has Mike once again trying to stop the Tall Man and Reggie trying to catch up with him. This time we jump through space, time and dimension to find the Tall Man's origins and get a glimpse of the future he has in store for the earth.

This is a fairly good installment but it seems like there's more story then fits into the ninety-minute format. It sort of reminded me of Stephen King's Dark Tower series and I think would have been more fun if there was more time to explore some of the story lines hinted at. But if you're a fan of the other films, there's no reason not to check this one out.

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