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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: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?

Reggie Bannister's future wife, Gigi Fast Elk Porter worked on the production with the gory special makeup effects.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 »
Jennifer:Hey, we're not done yet.
Reggie:Sorry baby, but yes we are.
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Second best out of four, 16 January 2006
Author: Steven Peloquin from CT, USA

If you remember the first movie at all, and you approach this movie with an open mind, you will find OblIVion quite satisfying. Though not as atmospheric as the first movie, there are several creepy scenes scattered throughout, including the opening scene and a dream sequence involving Reggie. In addition, there are several scenes from Phantasm (I) cleverly woven into the storyline creating continuity between the two films. Some, but not all questions are cryptically answered, which steadfastly adheres to the "nothing is as it seems",non linear flow to the movies. It definitely leaves room for one last movie. Maybe the last movie can spell it out (or at least somewhat) for "phans" needing closure.

In conclusion, if your not a fan of the Phantasm movies, or are just randomly renting movies out of boredom, I strongly suggest you don't bother and keep your cynicism to yourself. But if your willing to at least watch the first film, or if your addicted to Phantasm I, Phantasm IV will clearly keep you wanting more.

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