In 1957, in Detroit, a red Plymouth Fury is built and is the cause of two accidents, one of them fatal, still in the assembly line. Twenty-one years later, the outcast and bullied nerd Arnold "Arnie" Cunningham is getting a ride with his best and only friend Dennis Guilder and he sees the wrecked car for sale in a garden. Arnie immediately falls in love with the car. The car was given the name Christine by its first owner. He brings the car to a repair shop of the despicable Will Darnell and works hard to restore the classic car. While he works in the restoration, he changes his personality to a cocky teenager and he dates the most beautiful girl in the high-school, Leigh Cabot. Soon Arnie becomes selfish and jealous of the supernatural Christine that kills everyone that is a threat to them.Written by
Kevin Bacon was offered the lead role but ended up choosing Footloose (1984) instead. At one point, Bacon was going to originally star in Dolan's Cadillac, another Stephen King story centered around a car. See more »
The small wheels that are visible under the car that Christine crashes into during the showdown at Darnell's is not a goof. Vehicles that won't run or have no engine are often put on this type of dolly to allow them to be moved around with ease. See more »
The kid was cut in half Arnie, they had to scrape his legs up with a shovel.
Well, isn't that what you're supposed to do with shit? Scrape it up with a little shovel?
Don't get smart with me, son. Your girlfriend is a hell of a lot more convincing than you are.
She's not my girlfriend. And since when is it against the law to fix up your own car when somebody else busts it up, huh?
Then you get off my back.
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In the opening credits when the titles are appearing, Christine's engine can be heard. See more »
There was a home video release during the 1980s that was an extended cut which included many of the deleted scenes found on the Special Edition DVD. See more »
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I had read the book and loved it, so therefor I was reluctant to see the movie. I didn't want to see the big screen dishonor the book in any way. But, as it happens, I loved it! A lot of people would say "This is a horror, it's supposed to be scary!!" And a lot of people are right in this regard, it wasn't very scary at all. At least to me. But...the way Arnie turns from such a geek to a cool, tough, bad-ass was pretty awesome. Also I liked the depth of all the characers relationships with one another. It definately stirred some serious emotions when Buddy and his goons tore up Christine. Most of all though, I think the car herself was what made the movie as good as it is. Just the style and freshness of the '58 Plymouth Fury kicked ass. If you're reading reviews (like this one) trying to decide if you even want to see it, I say go for it. What have you got to lose, after all? The hour and a half you would be spending trying to find a review for a movie you decide to see, you could have already watched Christine. That's my advice.
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