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The Entity ()


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A woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

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Carla Moran
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Phil Sneiderman
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Billy
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Dr. Weber
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Cindy Nash
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Dr. Cooley
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Gene Kraft
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George Nash
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Joe Mehan
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Dr. Walcott
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Julie
Melanie Gaffin ...
Kim
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Jerry Anderson
Sully Boyar ...
Mr. Reisz
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Woody Browne
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Dr. Wilkes
Paula Victor ...
Dr. Chevalier
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Dr. L. Hose
Deborah Stevenson ...
Intern
Mark Weiner ...
Intern
Lisa Marie Gurley ...
Receptionist (as Lisa Gurley)
Chris Howell ...
Guard
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Student
Daniel Furie ...
Student
Amy Kirkpatrick ...
Student
Todd Kutches ...
Student
Pauline Lomas ...
Student
Renee Neimark ...
Nurse

Directed by

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Sidney J. Furie

Written by

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Frank De Felitta ... (novel) (as Frank DeFelitta)
 
Frank De Felitta ... (screenplay) (as Frank DeFelitta)

Produced by

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Michael Leone ... executive producer
Andrew Pfeffer ... executive producer (as Andrew D.T. Pfeffer)
Harold Schneider ... producer

Music by

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Charles Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Stephen H. Burum

Film Editing by

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Frank J. Urioste

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Derek Brechin ... assistant editor
Mark Eggenweiler ... assistant editor
Robert Raring ... color timer

Casting By

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Barbara Claman ... (as Barbara S. Claman)

Production Design by

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Charles Rosen

Set Decoration by

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Jerry Wunderlich

Makeup Department

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Zoltan Elek ... makeup artist
James Kagel ... special makeup effects creator
Christine Lee ... hair stylist
Stan Winston ... special makeup effects creator

Production Management

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David Salven ... executive in charge of production / production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Cosentino ... second assistant director
Tommy Thompson ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Gene Anderson ... assistant property master
Barry Bedig ... property master
Nigel A. Boucher ... lead man (as Nigel Boucher)
Frank L. Brown ... lead man (as Frank Brown)
Richard Eckols ... construction foreman
Bruce J. Gfeller ... construction coordinator (as Bruce Gfeller)
Daniel Gluck ... set designer
Tony Leonardi ... painter (as A.J. Leonardi Jr.)
John Tyrrell ... painter foreman
Boyd Willat ... set designer
Mark Sparks ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer
Robert W. Harris ... cable person (as Robert Harris)
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Marvin E. Lewis ... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Keith Stafford ... sound effects editor
Bill Varney ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Martin Bresin ... special effects (as Marty Bresin)
Joe Digaetano ... special effects
Joe Lombardi ... special effects
Steve Lombardi ... special effects
Gary Monak ... special effects
Robert G. Willard ... special effects (as Bob Willard)

Visual Effects by

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Tom Ajar ... process projectionist: visual effects unit (as Thomas Ajar)
Allen Blaisdell ... assistant camera: visual effects unit
Jim Brigham ... projection consultant: visual effects unit
James Cotten ... puppeteer: visual effects unit
William Cruse ... visual effects designer
Sam DiMaggio ... camera operator: visual effects unit
Elizabeth Goldsmith ... production coordinator: visual effects unit
Margaret Goldsmith ... production assistant: visual effects unit
Mentor Huebner ... illustrator: visual effects unit
Phil Keil ... camera technician: visual effects unit
Julie Kelly ... production assistant: visual effects unit
Norman Markowitz ... process projectionist: visual effects unit
Francis McConnell ... optical assistant: visual effects unit
Hubert Nichols ... optical camera operator: visual effects unit
Paul Nielson ... camera technician: visual effects unit
George Risko ... ice sculpture: visual effects unit
Walter Shipley ... optical coordinator: visual effects unit (as Walt Shipley)
Kim Waugh ... production assistant: visual effects unit
Bill Wysock ... electrical engineering: visual effects unit

Stunts

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John Ashby ... stunts
Janet Brady ... stunts (as Janet Gibbs)
Ron Burke ... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. ... stunts (as Bill Burton)
Eddy Donno ... stunts
Kenny Endoso ... stunts
Donna Garrett ... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunts
Chris Howell ... stunt coordinator
Shawn Howell ... stunts
Tommy J. Huff ... stunts (as Thomas Huff)
Linda Jacobs ... stunts
Gary McLarty ... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunts (as Ernie Orsatti)
Harry Wowchuk ... stunts (as Harry Wowchuck)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Leon Ayres ... grip
Ben Beaird ... grip
Dustin Blauvelt ... first assistant camera
Emmett Brown ... key grip (as Emmett A. Brown)
John Englert ... best boy (as John D. Englert)
Jon Timothy Evans ... gaffer (as Jon T. Evans)
Robert E. Gaynor ... dolly grip
John R. Hamilton ... still photographer
Dennis M. Kuneff ... grip
Hal Landaker ... video consultant
Joe R. Marquette Jr. ... camera operator (as Joe Marquette Jr.)
Michael R. Marquette ... second assistant camera
W.J. Randall ... grip
J.B. Richner ... best boy (as Jonathan B. Richner)
William E. Fitch ... grip (uncredited)
Dave Friedman ... still photographer (uncredited)
Gary Stark ... rigging gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Judy Courtney ... casting associate: BCI N.Y.
Vince Liebhart ... casting associate: BCI N.Y.
Tom O'Shea ... casting associate: BCI N.Y.

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Darryl M. Athons ... costumer
Nancy McArdle ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Robert Eggenweiler ... location manager

Music Department

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Joel Fein ... music recording mixer
Ken Wilhoit ... music editor
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jerry F. Johnson ... transportation captain (as Jerry Johnson)
William Hogue ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ed Begley Jr. ... additional voice (as Ed Begley)
Jerrold T. Brandt Jr. ... production representative: ACP
Kathy Breen ... assistant: Mr. Furie
Mickey Chonos ... caterer
Carol DeBeau ... assistant auditor (as Carol DuBeau)
Lyla Foggia ... unit publicist
Leigh French ... additional voice
Kerry Gaynor ... technical advisor
Merrill Grinnell ... production assistant
Marcia Karr ... stand-in
Gene Kraft ... title designer
Renee Neimark ... first aid
H. Bud Otto ... script supervisor
Jane Prosnit ... production coordinator
Todd Schneider ... production assistant
Arlene Singer-Gross ... studio teacher (as Arlene Singer)
Barry Taff ... technical advisor
Ann Tait ... production controller
Mark Weiner ... stand-in
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher

Plot Keywords
Taglines There is no escape from something you cannot see See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • L'emprise (France)
  • El ente (Spain)
  • Entity - Es gibt kein Entrinnen vor dem Unsichtbaren, das uns verfolgt (West Germany)
  • Entity - Ukjent vesen (Norway)
  • Entity (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,685,654, 06 Feb 1983

Did You Know?

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Trivia Martin Scorsese included this movie on his Top 11 Scariest Horror Films of All Time list. See more »
Goofs When Carla is first attacked by the demon, she is slapped rather hard in the face and her lip is bloodied. But in the subsequent scenes and the days following, there is no mark on her lip. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Scream Greats, Vol. 2: Satanism and Witchcraft (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Saturday Nite's All Right For Fighting See more »
Quotes The Entity: Welcome home, cunt.
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