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Phantom of the Paradise ()


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A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
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Winslow / The Phantom
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Swan
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Phoenix
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Beef
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Philbin
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The Juicy Fruits / The Beach Bums / The Undeads
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The Juicy Fruits / The Beach Bums / The Undeads
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The Juicy Fruits / The Beach Bums / The Undeads (as Harold Oblong)
Colin Cameron ...
Band
David Garland ...
Band
Gary Mallaber ...
Band
Art Munson ...
Band
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Swan's Entourage
Rand Bridges ...
Swan's Entourage
Jim Bohan ...
Swan's Entourage
Herb Pacheco ...
Assassin
Jennifer Ashley ...
Groupie
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Groupie
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Groupie (as Janis Eve Lynn)
Katherine Mastellos ...
Groupie
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Groupie
Patrice Rohmer ...
Groupie
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Groupie
April Troy ...
Groupie
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Cop
Peter Harrell ...
Cop
Troy Haskins ...
Judge
Gene Gross ...
Warden
Henry Calvert ...
Nightwatchman
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Stagehand
Sam Forney ...
Stagehand
Leslie Brewer ...
Surfgirl
Celia Derr ...
Surfgirl
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Surfgirl
Roseanne Romine ...
Surfgirl
Nydia Amagas ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Kristi Bird ...
Dancer
Cathy Buttner ...
Dancer
Linda Cox ...
Dancer
Jane DeFord ...
Dancer
Bibi Hansen ...
Dancer
Robin Jeep ...
Dancer
Deen Summers ...
Dancer
Judy Washington ...
Dancer
Susan Weiser-Finley ...
Dancer (as Susan Weiser)
Janet Savarino ...
Singing Twin
Jean Savarino ...
Singing Twin
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Country & Western Singer
Bobby Birkenfeld ...
Guy
Sandy Catton ...
Black Singers (as Sandy Catton & friends)
William Donovan ...
Reporter
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Reporter (as Scott Lane)
Dennis Olivieri ...
Reporter
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Reporter
Nancy Moses ...
Back-Up Singer
Diana Walden ...
Back-Up Singer
Sherri Adeline ...
Girl in Ticket Line
Carol O'Leary ...
Betty Lou
Marty Bongfeldt ...
Mini-bopper (as Marty Bongfeld)
Coleen Crudden ...
Mini-bopper
Bridgett Dunn ...
Mini-bopper
William Shephard ...
Rock Freak
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Auditioning Singer (uncredited)
Greg Bransom ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Dental Health Volunteer #1 (uncredited)
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Paradise Audience Member (uncredited)
Ray Kennedy ...
Beef (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Arthur Krauss ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Introductory Narrator (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Brian De Palma

Written by

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Brian De Palma ... (written by)
 
Louisa Rose ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Michael Arciaga ... associate producer
Gustave M. Berne ... executive producer (as Gustave Berne)
Jeffrey L. Hayes ... associate producer (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Paul Lewis ... associate producer
Edward R. Pressman ... producer
Lynn Pressman-Raymond ... assistant producer (as Lynn Raymond)
Bill Scott ... associate producer

Music by

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Paul Williams

Cinematography by

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Larry Pizer ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Paul Hirsch

Editorial Department

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Paul Hirsch ... montage

Casting By

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Sylvia Fay
Geno Havens ... (as Gino Havens)
Peggy Taylor

Production Design by

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Jack Fisk

Costume Design by

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Rosanna Norton

Makeup Department

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John Chambers ... makeup designer
Rolf Miller ... makeup artist
Anna Sugano ... hair stylist
Thomas R. Burman ... makeup designer (uncredited)

Production Management

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Gary Kent ... unit manager
Thomas Lightburn ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael J. Dmytryk ... assistant director (as Michael Dmytryk)
Robert Enrietto ... second assistant director
Burt Bluestein ... second assistant director: New York (uncredited)

Art Department

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Michel Levesque ... construction coordinator (as Michael Levesque)
Erik L. Nelson ... property master (as Erik Nelson)
Sissy Spacek ... set dresser
Brian Swain ... construction coordinator
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Harriet Fidlow ... assistant sound editor (as Harriet Glickstein)
Al Gramaglia ... sound mixer
Dan Sable ... sound editor
David Schneiderman ... boom operator
James M. Tanenbaum ... sound (as James Tanenbaum)

Special Effects by

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Greg Auer ... special effects

Stunts

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Andy Epper ... stunt double: Winslow (as Andrew Epper)
James Gambino ... stunt double: Swan
Jim Lovelett ... stunt double: Winslow
Steven Richmond ... stunt double: Swan

Camera and Electrical Department

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John L. Black ... grip (as John Black)
Terry Bowen ... second assistant camera
Richard Cronn ... best boy
Sean Doyle ... assistant camera
Robert Elfstrom ... special photography for wedding
Cary Griffith ... grip
Tim Griffith ... gaffer
Maurice Horton ... electrician
Bruce Kaye ... second assistant camera
Paul Marcus ... electrician
Jack Palinkas ... key grip
James Signorelli ... special photography for wedding
Darryl Smith ... electrician
Mike Taylor ... grip
Ronnie Taylor ... camera operator (as Ronald Taylor)
Alex Fernbach ... camera: unit b (uncredited)
Mike Redding ... electrician (uncredited)
Philip Sloan ... electrician: Dallas (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Peter Jamison ... associate costume designer

Music Department

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Michael Arciaga ... music supervisor
Jules Chaikin ... music supervisor
John Fox ... assistant music editor
Ed. Norton ... music editor (as Ed Norton)
George Aliceson Tipton ... composer: additional score / conductor: additional scoring
Thomas Vicari ... Music Scoring Mixer
Paul Williams ... music producer

Other crew

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Alexa Bodrero ... assistant to director
Ken Carpenter ... production assistant
Judith Cohen ... production secretary
Adrian Cumming ... production assistant
J. Daniel Dusek ... production assistant (as Dan Dusek)
Peter Elbling ... choreographer (as Harold Oblong)
Karen Gilbert ... production assistant
Deborah Howe ... assistant to producer
Cassandra Kaye ... script supervisor
William Shephard ... choreographer for wedding
Stanley Weiser ... production assistant
Edward Summer ... marketing consultant (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Evil record tycoon Swan has sold his soul to the devil for eternal youth and success - 20 years ago. Swan's current scheme is to steal the music from composer Winslow Leach to celebrate the opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. While trying to stop Swan, Leach was framed and convicted for drug dealing, and becomes the victim of a freak accident that leaves him horribly disfigured. He takes refuge in the cavernous Paradise, hiding his mangled face beneath an eerie mask and planning gruesome vengeance upon Swan - and everyone else who has hurt him. However, Leach signs a contract with Swan to complete his rock opera based on the legend of Faust for an aspiring singer - Phoenix. Written by Max Davison

Plot Keywords
Taglines The music made him do it! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Phantom (United States)
  • Phantom of the Fillmore (United States)
  • El fantasma del Paraíso (Spain)
  • Cennetteki Hayalet (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Phantom of the paradise - aavemusa (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Budget $1,300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In addition to Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's (et al) "Faust", the film also references Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", a total of (at least) five citations of classical horror stories. See more »
Goofs Brian De Palma can be seen at around 1:02:58. He's right there plain as night, in the darkness just over Phoenix's left shoulder, sitting in a director's chair with his right arm raised, along with another crew member over Phoenix's right shoulder, then he vanishes when the spot picks her up. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye See more »
Crazy Credits The closing credits feature a series of montages of the cast members, identifying each by name, starting with the musical trio (Oblong, Hahn, Comanor) and concluding with William Finley as Winslow/The Phantom. These montages are made up of shots ostensibly from the movie, and most of them are, but there are also numerous outtakes. See more »
Quotes Swan: Saturday, November 19, 1953. Today, I have decided to kill myself. And being the greatest showman of my time, I'm recording live for the Swan Archives. Why? It's simple, I'm getting old. I can't bear it. To see this beautiful face ravaged by the forces of time. If I can't be young forever, I'd rather end it all - now!
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