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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

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Henry Spencer (as John Nance)
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Mary X
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Mr. X
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Mrs. X
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Beautiful Girl Across the Hall (as Judith Anna Roberts)
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Lady in the Radiator
V. Phipps-Wilson ...
Landlady (long version)
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Man in the Planet
Jean Lange ...
Grandmother
Thomas Coulson ...
The Boy
John Monez ...
Bum
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Paul
T. Max Graham ...
The Boss (as Neil Moran)
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Pencil Machine Operator
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Little Girl
Brad Keeler ...
Little Boy
Peggy Lynch ...
Person Digging in the Alley (long version)
Doddie Keeler ...
Person Digging in the Alley (long version)
Gill Dennis ...
Man with Cigar
Toby Keeler ...
Man Fighting
Jack Walsh ...
Mr. Roundheels (as Raymond Walsh)

Directed by

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David Lynch

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David Lynch ... (written by)

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David Lynch ... producer
Fred Baker ... executive producer (uncredited)

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David Lynch

Cinematography by

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Herbert Cardwell
Frederick Elmes

Film Editing by

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David Lynch

Production Design by

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David Lynch

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David Lynch

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Doreen G. Small ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Catherine E. Coulson ... assistant director

Sound Department

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David Lynch ... sound effects
Alan Splet ... location sound (as Alan R. Splet) / sound editor (as Alan R. Splet) / sound effects (as Alan R. Splet)

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Frederick Elmes ... special photographic effects
David Lynch ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Catherine E. Coulson ... assistant camera

Other crew

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Jeanne Field ... crew
Michael Grody ... crew
Stephen Grody ... crew
Toby Keeler ... crew
Roger Lundy ... crew
John Lynch ... crew
Dennis Nance-Kivell ... crew (as Dennis Nance)
Anatol Pacanowsky ... crew
Carol Schreder ... crew

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Ron Barth ... special thanks
Mars F. Baumgardt ... special thanks
Ron Culbertson ... special thanks
Frantisek Daniel ... special thanks (as Frank Daniel)
Richard Einfeld ... special thanks
Jack Fisk ... special thanks
Mary Fisk ... special thanks
Kenneth E. Fix ... special thanks (as Ken Fix)
Marvin Goodwin ... special thanks
Andre R. Guttfreund ... special thanks (as Andre Guttfreund)
Randy Hart ... special thanks
Roman Harte ... special thanks
George T. Hutchison ... special thanks
David Khasky ... special thanks
Jim King ... special thanks
Margit Fellegi Laszlo ... special thanks
Paul Leimbach ... special thanks
David Lunney ... special thanks
Peggy Lynch ... special thanks
Sarah Pillsbury ... special thanks
Sidney P. Solow ... special thanks
Sissy Spacek ... special thanks
George Stevens Jr. ... special thanks
Antonio Vellani ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. Henry Spencer is a hapless factory worker on his vacation when he finds out he's the father of a hideously deformed baby. Now living with his unhappy, malcontent girlfriend, the child cries day and night, driving Henry and his girlfriend to near insanity. Written by Jacob Samuelson

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Taglines Be warned. The nightmare has not gone away... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Eraserhead 2000 (United States)
  • Gardenback (United States)
  • Labyrinth Man (France)
  • Cabeza borradora (Spain)
  • Eraserhead (Cabeza borradora) (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Budget $20,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Stanley Kubrick made the cast of The Shining (1980) watch this film (among others) to get in the mood for filming a horror picture. See more »
Goofs Henry takes off the wrong shoe/sock to dry off. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The History of the Hands (2016). See more »
Soundtracks In Heaven See more »
Crazy Credits There are no opening credits, just a long, tilted close-up of the face of Jack Nance. See more »
Quotes Lady in the Radiator: [singing] In Heaven, everything is fine. In Heaven, everything is fine. In Heaven, everything is fine. You've got your good things. And I've got mine. In Heaven, everything is fine. In Heaven, everything is fine. In Heaven, everything is fine. You've got your good things. And you've got mine. In Heaven, everything is fine.
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