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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (novel)
Peter Filardi (teleplay)
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Release Date:
20 June 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In a small town, evil spreads quickly.
Plot:
Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Why the bad reviews? - this is a great movie See more (146 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rob Lowe ... Ben Mears

Andre Braugher ... Matt Burke

Donald Sutherland ... Richard Straker

Samantha Mathis ... Susan Norton

Robert Mammone ... Dr. James Cody

Dan Byrd ... Mark Petrie (as Daniel Byrd)

Rutger Hauer ... Kurt Barlow

James Cromwell ... Father Donald Callahan

Andy Anderson ... Charlie Rhodes

Robert Grubb ... Larry Crockett

Steven Vidler ... Sheriff Parkins (as Steve Vidler)

Penny McNamee ... Ruth Crockett

Brendan Cowell ... Dud Rogers

Christopher Morris ... Mike Ryerson
Todd MacDonald ... Floyd Tibbits

Bree Desborough ... Sandy McDougall
Paul Ashcroft ... Royce McDougall
Elizabeth Alexander ... Ann Norton (as Liz Alexander)

Julia Blake ... Eva Prunier
Martin Vaughan ... Ed "Weasel" Craig

André de Vanny ... Danny Glick
Zac Richmond ... Ralphie Glick

Rebecca Gibney ... Marjorie Glick
Joe Petruzzi ... Tony Glick

Tara Morice ... Joyce Petrie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Simon Acok ... Homeless man (uncredited)

Nicholas Bell ... (uncredited)
Betty Bobbitt ... (uncredited)

Damien Bodie ... Goth kid (uncredited)

Danielle Carter ... (uncredited)
Shayne Greenman ... Barlow (Final Incarnate) (uncredited)

Nicholas Hammond ... (uncredited)

Chris Haywood ... (uncredited)

Christopher Kirby ... Nurse (uncredited)
Daniel Morgan ... Young Ben (uncredited)
Noel O'Neill ... Detective (uncredited)
Dai Paterson ... Doctor (uncredited)

Adele Schober ... Doctor #1 (uncredited)
Oliver Simor ... (uncredited)

Lloyd Will ... Boy #1 (uncredited)
Richard E. Young ... Nolly (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mikael Salomon 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen King (novel "Salem's Lot")

Peter Filardi (teleplay)

Produced by
Jeffrey M. Hayes .... executive producer (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Brett Popplewell .... producer
Marc van Buuren .... co-producer
Mark Wolper .... executive producer (as Mark M. Wolper)
 
Original Music by
Patrick Cassidy 
Lisa Gerrard 
Christopher Gordon 
 
Cinematography by
Ben Nott 
 
Film Editing by
Robert A. Ferretti 
 
Casting by
Olivia Harris 
Phyllis Huffman 
 
Production Design by
Leslie T. Binns 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Plummer 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Marion Boyce 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Conte .... makeup artist
Nik Dorning .... special makeup effects artist
Hilary Fairchild .... assistant makeup artist
Ann-Maree Hurley .... prosthetic makeup artist
Helen Magelaki .... hair stylist
Helen Magelaki .... makeup artist
Sheldon Wade .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gina Black .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Boskell .... second assistant director
Jamie Leslie .... first assistant director
Alex Reid .... additional assistant director
Matthew Rooke .... additional assistant director
Greg Spiller .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Milo Angel .... graphic artist
Michael Bell .... set designer
Simon Clayton .... key scenic artist
Sarah Light .... assistant art director
Jane Murphy .... assistant set decorator
Matthew Parker-Charlton .... set builder
Jason Segal .... set finisher
Adam Smits .... carpenter
Octavia Schweitzer .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... sound editor
Chris Goodes .... sound mix assistant
Phillip A. Hamilton .... adr recordist
James Harvey .... adr supervisor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Andrew Neil .... sound editor
Glenn Newnham .... supervising sound editor
Paul Pirola .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Ramage .... sound recordist
Blair Slater .... foley recordist
Michael Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
Andy Wright .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Sam Howden .... special effects technician
Clint Ingram .... special effects supervisor
Ali Pearce .... special effects technician
Dirk Rogers .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Jan Bubenícek .... matte painter
Ales Dlabac .... Inferno artist
Roland Friedrich .... digital compositor
Miro Gal .... Inferno artist
Maros Kesjar .... digital effects artist
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer
Robert Loudil .... visual effects artist
Ineke Majoor .... visual effects producer: title design
Peter Nemec .... Inferno artist
Jiri Stamfest .... matte artist: digital painter
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects coordinator
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor
Neil Huxley .... main title designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jarrah Cocks .... stunt double
Tiny Good .... stunt rigger
Amanda Graver .... stunts
Brent Lister .... stunt performer
Siros Niaros .... stunt performer
Warwick Sadler .... stunt rigger
Glenn Suter .... assistant stunt coordinator
Sheree Swords .... stunt double
Mark Wickham .... stunt rigger
Mark Wickham .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tov Belling .... first assistant camera
Gary Burdett .... grip
Robyn Good .... rigger
Tiny Good .... rigger
Simon Harding .... Steadicam operator
Simon Harding .... camera operator
Erik Heinila .... still photographer
Ben King .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Simon Ozolins .... clapper loader
Ricky Schamburg .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Stott .... assistant camera
Martin Turner .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Anna Bakewell .... casting: Australia
Gabrielle Healy .... extras casting
Tom McSweeney .... casting: Australia
Dex Tallo .... assistant extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Jameson .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Pippa Sheen .... post-production coordinator
Justin Heitman .... senior colorist (uncredited)
Justin Heitman .... telecine colorist: high definition (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Laura Bishop .... music preparation
Christo Curtis .... music editor
Christo Curtis .... score recordist
Joe Fischer .... music manager
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concert master
Deane Ogden .... composer: additional music
Aldo Sampaio .... recording assistant: orchestra
Katrina Schiller .... music assistant
Jessica Wells .... music preparation
 
Other crew
Laura Elizabeth Cannon .... assistant to executive producer
Tony Clarke .... assistant location manager
Andrew Dauchy .... assistant location manager
John Eacott .... aerial helicopter pilot
Sarah Edmonds .... assistant coordinator
Serena Gattuso .... travel co-ordinator
Kelly Head .... assistant accountant
Carolina Häggström .... script supervisor
Nathan James .... safety assistant
Louisa Kors .... production coordinator
Andrew Lindley .... payroll accountant
Andrew Lindley .... post-production accountant
Mick Rafferty .... accounting assistant
Bruce Shapiro .... dialogue coach
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell
Trudy Talbot .... production accountant
 

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Runtime:
Argentina:181 min | USA:181 min (DVD version) | Finland:174 min (DVD)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Executive Producer Jeffrey M. Hayes agreed to send a copy of the mini-series to the Shire's film office after it aired in the U.S.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final scene in the hospital, the doctor throws the orange hat and we see that it lands on the floor. In the long shot that ends that scene, the hat is on top of a pillow.See more »
Quotes:
Matt Burke:Uh, Mr. Mears, should anyone in their right mind trust an author?
Ben Mears:A good author illuminates truth.
[to Ruth Crockett's raised hand]
Ben Mears:Yes?
Ruth Crockett:What's the truth about this town?
Ben Mears:I used to think nothing happened here. But the truth is everything happens here. One has to look close in a small town. The beauty is in the details. You have all the horror of the Qalai Janghi prison right here in one battered child. All the beauty of Michelangelo in the alabaster calf of one shoulder-high waitress...
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Movie Connections:
References Stand by Me (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Salem's Lot AriaSee more »

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49 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Why the bad reviews? - this is a great movie, 23 October 2004
Author: Nick Faust (vidfaust1@me.com) from Evansville, Indiana

Just watched the DVD and was gripped from beginning to end. Why all these bad comments? King's book reaches into the well worn bag of Vampire clichés and recreates the myth. Instead of a wild, exotic location, his vampire tale happens in our own back yard - small town USA. The movie, like the book, details characters - typical types, but uniquely drawn to perk our interest - setting up ordinary and recognizable patterns of action and behavior. Enter the vampire; strange things happen, the patterns shake and change; the town goes from sunlit Americana to moonlit nightmare. This movie changes many of King's original notions, but maintains the heart and soul of his book. The first fifteen or twenty minutes, introduced by the Lowe character with a steady and pointed commentary,

brilliantly introduces the story's characters while it's signaling the movie's main conflict. For me, this was seamless storytelling; convincing, entertaining, and, with the overall dark mood reflected in the words and Lowe's voice, a foreshadowing that's all the more ironic because what we're looking at is so ordinary. Being a TV mini series, the film makers didn't have to cram the book into a two hour box. Time is taken to develop characters, relationships; action unfolds at a pace that seems steadily natural - nothing is pushed. Knowing more about the characters means we feel more for them when bad things happen. At least, I did. Rob Lowe's measured, low key performance anchors the movie. I believed he was a writer, who's guarded, repressed nature was rigidly calculated as if all things in life progressed like words in a well written sentence. I found all the Vampire stuff genuinely spooky - mainly because it all seemed so sad. With only a few misguided gestures along the way (the incest bit, for one, seemed unnecessary), this director focused the movie with care and respect. Even when "bad" characters are "changed" we feel a kind of empathy that is all but nonexistent in Horror movies these days. Maybe watching it in one sitting, as I did, with no interruptions, is why I could follow and appreciate things that others (based on the majority of these comments) seemed to miss. My opinion is firm: this is a great movie.

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