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Writers (WGA):
Don Coscarelli (characters)
Don Coscarelli (written by)
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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

Directed by
Don Coscarelli 
Writing credits
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
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
Dan Trachtenberg .... key grip (as Daniel Trachtenberg)
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)
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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Rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2007) | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

One very difficult scripted sequence required filming on Wilshire Boulevard, the largest street in Los Angeles, only it had to be devoid of any people. As closing this major thoroughfare would be impossible and massively expensive, Don Coscarelli and his crew came up with a novel approach. Just minutes before sunrise on Thanksgiving holiday morning, the crew was ready to film, guerrilla-style, with the key actors A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm. They took over the street, without permission, and had ten uninterrupted minutes of filming with absolutely not a soul in sight. They only had that roughly ten minutes to film, but still managed to shoot the scene as they wanted it.See more »
Continuity: When Mike and Jodi are walking through the "deserted" town, supposedly everyone in town has been killed by The Tall Man, when the Tall Man walks down the centre of the street you can see an old lady pushing an empty shopping cart, and a car driving around a corner in the distance.See more »
The Tall Man:Careful what you look for. You just might find it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Phantasmagoria (2005) (V)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
All good things..., 12 June 2015
Author: En Liten Räv from Sweden

Just watched this series of movies for the first time, and was very disappointed at the ending of Oblivion, there was so much promise in the story and characters, even tho it was getting pretty silly. In the end they just "dropped the ball" on everything, so to speak..

I strongly recommend these movies to any horror/action movie fan, but its a huge shame the last movie was so.. just overall crappy. In lack of a better way of describing it. All the suspense and mystery was totally gone towards the end, and replaced with confusion and despair, as the movie suffered towards its inevitable credits text, leaving the viewer feeling sad and empty, almost betrayed.

I struggled to give this movie a 4 rating.

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