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The Hills Have Eyes ()


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On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

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Brenda Carter (as Susan Lanier)
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Bobby Carter
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Doug Wood
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Lynne Wood
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Big Bob Carter
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Fred
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Ethel Carter
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Mars
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Pluto
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Ruby
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Mama
Brenda Marinoff ...
Katy
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Mercury (as Arthur King)
Flora ...
Beauty
Striker ...
The Beast

Directed by

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Wes Craven

Written by

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Wes Craven ... (written by)

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Peter Locke ... producer (produced by)

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Don Peake

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Eric Saarinen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Wes Craven

Editorial Department

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Robert Alsheimer ... assistant editor
J. Larry Carroll ... set editor

Casting By

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Gus Schirmer

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Robert A. Burns ... (as Robert Burns)

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Joanne Jaffe

Makeup Department

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Dave Ayres ... special make-up
Karen Grant ... second unit make-up
Ken Horn ... special make-up
Donald Mulderick ... make-up
RaMona Fleetwood ... hair stylist (uncredited)

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Walter R. Cichy ... production manager (as Walter Cichy)

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Joanie Blum ... script supervisor
Rick Braverman ... second unit script supervisor
Valley Hoffman ... assistant director

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Mary Church ... props

Sound Department

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Jill Debin ... sound effects
David Lee Fein ... sound effects
Craig Felburg ... second unit sound mixer
D.G. Fisher ... assistant sound
Peter Hitchcock ... sound effects
David Marsh ... sound effects
Jan Schulte ... sound mixer
Hal Watkins ... re-recording engineer

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Greg Auer ... special effects
John Frazier ... special effects

Stunts

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Alton James ... stunts
Ron Stein ... stunt coordinator/stunts

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Carolyn Ames ... second unit best person
Dennis Bishop ... gaffer
Larry Boyd ... grip
Robert Eber ... second unit assistant cameraman (as Bob Eber)
Ray Fischer ... still photographer
William Moore ... grip (as Bill Moore)
Leslie Otis ... assistant cameraman
Lynn Rogers ... key grip
Richard Scheid ... grip
Tim Wawrzeniak ... second unit assistant cameraman
Ken Wheeland ... best boy

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Paula Cain ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Tom Pickette ... location scout/coordinator

Music Department

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Don Peake ... conductor

Other crew

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Florence M. Amico ... production assistant
Jim Dannaldson ... snakes
Moe Di Sesso ... dogs (as Moe DiSesso)
Rhonda Hopkins ... production assistant
Tom Morrocco ... dogs
Rose Marie Yurinko ... assistant to the producer
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Plot Summary

A family going to California accidentally goes through an Air Testing range closed to the public. They crash and are stranded in a desert. They are being stalked by a group of people, which have not emerged into modern times. Written by Paul Popiel

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Taglines Wes Craven's classic original! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blood Relations (United States)
  • Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (United States)
  • The Family That Woke Up Screaming (United States)
  • La colline a des yeux (France)
  • Hügel der blutigen Augen (Germany)
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  • 90 min
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Budget $230,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The similarities to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) were intentional as Wes Craven was a huge fan of Tobe Hooper's film. He considered his film in part an homage to it. See more »
Goofs (at around 8 mins) Grandpa Fred rubs his fingers across a supposedly-fresh bloody hand print but it doesn't smear. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984). See more »
Quotes Big Bob Carter: Do you always try to stop trespassers by hanging yourself?
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