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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

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Arnie Cunningham
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Dennis Guilder
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Leigh Cabot
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Will Darnell
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Detective Rudolph Junkins
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Regina Cunningham
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George LeBay
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Buddy Repperton
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Mr. Casey
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Moochie
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Rich
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Don Vandenberg
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Roseanne
Marc Poppel ...
Chuck
Robert Darnell ...
Michael Cunningham
Richard Collier ...
Pepper Boyd
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Mr. Smith
Douglas Warhit ...
Bemis
Keri Montgomery ...
Ellie
Jan Burrell ...
Librarian
Charlie Steak ...
Shoppie (as Charles Steak)
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Auto Assembly Worker (uncredited)
Charles Gallant ...
Football Fan (uncredited)
Katheryn Gallant ...
Football Fan (uncredited)
Kelly Gallant ...
Football Fan (uncredited)
Mohhib Jivan ...
Auto Shop Clerk (uncredited)
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Truck Driver (uncredited)
Daniel A. Lomino ...
Liquor Store Clerk (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
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Girl at Football Game (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ...
Football Fan (uncredited)
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Student in Shop Room (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
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Auto Assembly Worker (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Carpenter

Written by

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Stephen King ... (novel)
 
Bill Phillips ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Barry Bernardi ... associate producer
Larry Franco ... co-producer
Richard Kobritz ... producer
Kirby McCauley ... executive producer
Mark Tarlov ... executive producer

Music by

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John Carpenter
Alan Howarth

Cinematography by

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Donald M. Morgan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Marion Rothman

Editorial Department

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Virginia Katz ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Karen Rea

Production Design by

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Daniel A. Lomino ... (as Daniel Lomino)

Set Decoration by

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Cloudia Rebar ... (as Cloudia)

Costume Design by

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Darryl Levine

Makeup Department

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Frankie Bergman ... hair stylist
Robert Dawn ... makeup supervisor (as Bob Dawn)

Production Management

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Robert Doudell ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Larry Franco ... first assistant director
Connie Garcia-Singer ... dga trainee
Jack Philbrick ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Daril Alder ... leadman
Richard Chirco ... set dresser
William J. Durrell Jr. ... set designer (as William Joseph Durrell Jr.)
Louis S. Fleming ... assistant property master
Andrew P. Flores ... labor forman (as Andy Flores)
Walt Hadfield ... construction coordinator
George Jenson ... production illustrator
Kent H. Johnson ... property master
Tony Leonardi ... painter (as Anthony J. Leonardi Jr.)
J.D. Smith ... set dresser
John Tyrrell ... paint foreman

Sound Department

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John K. Adams ... foley artist (as John Adams)
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
Hank Garfield ... boom operator
Michael C. Gutierrez ... dialogue editor (as Michael Gutierrez)
Duane Hartzell ... sound editor
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr supervisor (as Devon Heffley)
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
John Post ... sound editor
Steve Rice ... foley artist
David E. Stone ... sound editor (as David Stone)
Kendrick Sweet ... dialogue editor (as Ken Sweet)
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer
David Lewis Yewdall ... supervising sound editor (as David Yewdall)
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ted Allen ... special effects
Roy Arbogast ... special effects supervisor
Bob Dawson ... special effects
Elmer Hui ... special effects (as E. Hui)
Bill Lee ... special effects foreman
Kevin Quibell ... special effects
Mike Reedy ... special effects (as Michael Reedy)
David Simmons ... special effects (as David L. Simmons)
Dick Wood ... special effects (as Richard Wood)
Gary Zink ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Buff Brady ... stunts
David D. Darling ... stunts
Ted Duncan ... stunts
Tom Elliott ... stunts
Donna Evans ... stunts
Clifford Happy ... stunts
Robert Lee Harris ... stunts
Norman Howell ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator
Mike H. McGaughy ... stunts
John Meier ... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunts
Kerry Rossall ... stunts
Ben Scott ... stunts (as Ben R. Scott)
John-Clay Scott ... stunts
Dean Smith ... stunts
Dick Warlock ... stunts
Jim Wilkey ... stunts
Walter Wyatt ... stunts
Carey Loftin ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Amorelli ... set electrician (as Michael Amorelli)
Ralph Barone ... set electrician
Tom Barone ... electrical best boy (as Thomas R. Barone)
Russell Caldwell ... set electrician (as Ed Tobin)
David Canestro ... grip
James B. Crawford ... set electrician (as James Crawford)
Richard Dow ... grip
Kim Gottlieb ... still photographer (as Kim Gottlieb-Walker)
Richard Hartley ... set electrician (as Richard Hartley Jr.)
Gary Holt ... gaffer (as Gary H. Holt)
Bob E. Krattiger ... set electrician (as Robert Krattiger)
Michael Laws ... set electrician
Marc Margulies ... second assistant camera
Gary Parker ... dolly grip
Tony Rivetti ... first assistant camera (as Anthony J. Rivetti)
Chris Schwiebert ... camera operator
Alex Skvorzov ... electrical best boy
Calvin Sterry ... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Louis Tobin ... gaffer (as Lou Tobin)
Joseph F. Valentine ... panaglide operator (as Joseph Valentine)
Clay H. Wilson ... second grip (as Clay Wilson)
Steve Wolfe ... set electrician
James B. Crawford ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Michael Laws ... lamp operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Annette Benson ... casting assistant
Janice Spitzer ... extras casting
Peter Spitzer ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dawn J. Jackson ... costumer: women (as Dawn Jackson)
Darryl Levine ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Karlene Gallegly ... location manager

Music Department

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William C. Carruth ... music editor (as William Carruth)
David Marsh ... music clearance
Michael Ochs ... music coordinator
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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George Alden ... driver
Ed Arter ... transportation captain
Steve Bonner ... driver: special equipment
E.O. Braden ... transportation co-captain
Gary Burch ... driver
Eddie Lee Voelker ... transportation coordinator
Gordon Wiles ... driver (as Gordon W. Wiles)

Other crew

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Ellen Benjamin ... assistant: Mr. Carpenter
Shirley Bonner ... assistant: Mr. Kobritz
Bethany Brown ... assistant production accountant
Gary Burch ... mechanic
Maurice Costello ... first aid
Larry Hand ... production accountant
Jeffery House ... moldmaker (as Jeff House)
Kisuna Jacobsen ... script supervisor
Mary McKernan ... office assistant
Bridget Murphy ... production coordinator
Midge Ogle ... craft service
Carol Rosenthal ... production secretary
Richard Ruiz ... moldmaker
Rubin Saens ... custom body works
Peter J. Silbermann ... publicity coordinator
Eddie Lee Voelker ... coordinator: "Christine"
Michael Parkhurst ... marketing consultant (uncredited) / technical advisor (uncredited)
Caroline Paul ... stand in: Alexandra Paul (uncredited)

Thanks

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Robert Dawn ... in memory of (as Bob Dawn)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Mitchell McCreath.

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Taglines She'll possess you. Then destroy you. She's death on wheels. She's... See more »
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Also Known As
  • John Carpenter's Christine (United States)
  • Kristina - auto ubica (Serbia)
  • Christine, o Carro Assassino (Brazil)
  • Кристин (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Cristina (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Budget $9,700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,408,000, 11 Dec 1983

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Bill Phillips on the DVD Documentary, the movie technically didn't have enough violence to justify an "R" rating. But they were afraid that if the movie went out with a PG rating (PG-13 didn't exist yet) nobody would go to see it. So he purposely inserted the word "fuck" and its derivatives in order to get the "R" rating. He then recalls that they were criticized at the time for their use of the word. See more »
Goofs Christine has common lock "buttons" on the inside door panels. This is incorrect as 1958 Plymouths are not equipped with buttons. To lock the door, the door handle has to be rotated counter-clockwise. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Fall of Rock & Roll (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Bad To The Bone See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening credits when the titles are appearing, Christine's engine can be heard. See more »
Quotes George LeBay: Her name's Christine.
Arnie Cunningham: I like that.
Dennis Guilder: Come on Arnie, we gotta get goin', huh?
George LeBay: My asshole brother bought her back in September '57. That's when you got your new model year, in September. Brand-new, she was. She had the smell of a brand-new car. That's just about the finest smell in the world, 'cept maybe for pussy.
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