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Halloween ()


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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

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Loomis
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Laurie
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Annie (as Nancy Loomis)
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Lynda
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Brackett
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Lindsey
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Tommy
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Bob
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Marion
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Graveyard Keeper
Mickey Yablans ...
Richie
Brent Le Page ...
Lonnie
Adam Hollander ...
Keith
Robert Phalen ...
Dr. Wynn
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Michael Myers (age 23)
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Michael Myers (age 6)
Sandy Johnson ...
Judith Myers
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Boyfriend
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Laurie's father
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The Shape
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Dead Mechanic (uncredited)
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Mr. Peter Myers (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Psych Ward Nurse (uncredited)
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Sanitarium Nurse (uncredited)
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Michael Myers (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Carpenter

Written by

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John Carpenter ... (screenplay) and
Debra Hill ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Debra Hill ... producer
Kool Marder ... associate producer (as Kool Lusby)
Irwin Yablans ... executive producer
Moustapha Akkad ... executive producer (uncredited)
John Carpenter ... producer (uncredited)

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John Carpenter

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Dean Cundey ... director of photography

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Charles Bornstein
Tommy Lee Wallace ... (as Tommy Wallace)

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Tommy Lee Wallace ... (as Tommy Wallace)

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Craig Stearns

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Erica Ueland ... makeup artist (as Erica Ulland)

Production Management

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Don Behrns ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack De Wolf ... second assistant director
Rick Wallace ... assistant director

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Dick Girod ... set painter (as Richard Girod)
Randy Moore ... assistant art director
Craig Stearns ... property master

Sound Department

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Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer (as Tommy Causey)
William L. Stevenson ... supervising sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Tex Rudloff ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Lee Strosnider ... sound mixer (uncredited)

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Conrad Rothmann ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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James Winburn ... stunts (as Jim Windburn)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Reid Freeman ... electrician (as Reed Freeman)
Kim Gottlieb ... still photographer
Walt Hill ... grip
Steve Mathis ... best boy
Joshua Miller ... best boy (as Josh Miller)
Krishna Rao ... second assistant camera
Dylan Shephard ... key grip (as Dylan Shepard)
Raymond Stella ... camera operator (as Ray Stella) / panaglide operator (as Ray Stella)
Fred Vickter ... assistant camera (as Fred Victar)
Mark Walthour ... gaffer
Douglas Olivares ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Beth Rodgers ... wardrobe
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Peter Bergren ... music mixer / music recordist
Bob Walters ... music coordinator
Dan Wyman ... orchestrator

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Moustapha Akkad ... presenter
Barry Bernardi ... production assistant
Paul Fox ... production assistant
Louise Jaffe ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people. Written by Massive Fan

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Taglines The trick was to stay alive. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Babysitter Murders (United States)
  • John Carpenter's Halloween (United States)
  • Halloween, la nuit des masques (France)
  • La nuit des masques (France)
  • Halloween - Die Nacht des Grauens (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $300,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $70,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia From a budget of $300,000, the film went on to gross $47 million at the US box office. In 2008, takings that would be the equivalent of $150 million, making 'Halloween' one of the most successful independent films of all time. See more »
Goofs (at around 10 mins) When Michael breaks the car window behind the nurse's head you can see a wrench tied to his hand. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Halloween II (1981). See more »
Soundtracks Don't Fear the Reaper See more »
Crazy Credits The music for the film -- written and performed by John Carpenter -- is instead credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra." Carpenter grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky. See more »
Quotes Loomis: I met him, 15 years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this... six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and... the blackest eyes - the Devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil.
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