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The Fog (1980)

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An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stevie Wayne
... Elizabeth Solley
... Kathy Williams
... Mr. Machen
... Nick Castle
... Dick Baxter
... Dan O'Bannon
... Sandy Fadel (as Nancy Loomis)
Ty Mitchell ... Andy Wayne
... Father Malone
John F. Goff ... Al Williams (as John Goff)
... Tommy Wallace
Regina Waldon ... Mrs. Kobritz
... Dockmaster
Darrow Igus ... Mel
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The small fishing town of Antonio Bay is about to celebrate its centennial anniversary, little do the proud townsfolk realise though is that the towns founders built Antonio Bay on the foundations of deceit,murder and theft. Now 100 years later, the ghosts of the past are set to return to take a bloody revenge. Written by Iantjambo

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What you can't see won't hurt you... it'll kill you! See more »

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8 February 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter's The Fog  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,378,000
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2.35 : 1
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John Carpenter originally intended to secure the film with a PG rating but ended up with an R rating instead. See more »

Goofs

A small (pull-start) power generator of the size that Adrienne Barbeau's character starts after the radio station/light house loses power would never be able to run a radio station's transmitter. Even a small regional station in this time period would have used vacuum tube radio equipment that consumed far more power than a small generator like the one that was shown could ever supply. See more »

Quotes

Stevie Wayne: [speaking into phone] Dan, where's the fog now?
Dan O'Bannon: It should be right outside my front door now.
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Music by'Steve Gray (I)'
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Still creepy after 25 years!
29 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

"The Fog" has the special place in my heart-it is one of the first horror movies I have ever seen.Everyone knows the plot,so let's concentrate on the other things.First of all the photography by Dean Cundey is absolutely brilliant(Cundey worked together with Carpenter on "Halloween" and "The Thing")."The Fog" certainly delivers some scares-the ghostly sea crew appears as shadows and aren't seen much.Jamie Lee Curtis is perfect as one of the leads and it's nice to see her famous mother,Janet Leigh in the film!All in all if you haven't seen this one check it out as soon as possible.A must-see for horror fans.9 out of 10.


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