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Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

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Glaeken
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Eva Cuza
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Woermann
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Father Fonescu
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Kaempffer
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Dr. Theodore Cuza
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Alexandru (as Morgan Sheppard)
Royston Tickner ...
Tomescu
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Radu Molasar
Phillip Joseph ...
Oster
John Vine ...
Lutz
Jona Jones ...
Otto
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S.S. Adjutant
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Josefa
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Border Guard 1
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Border Guard 2
David Cardy ...
Alexandru's Son
John Eastham ...
Alexandru's Second Son
Philip Bloomfield ...
Josefa's Son
Yashar Adem ...
Carlos
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S.S. Kommando
Ian Ruskin ...
S.S. Kommando
Stephen Jenn ...
S.S. Kommando
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S.S. Kommando
Robin Langford ...
S.S. Kommando
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Wehrmacht Soldier
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Wehrmacht Soldier
Sean Baker ...
Wehrmacht Soldier
Timothy Block ...
Wehrmacht Soldier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Wehrmacht Soldier (uncredited)
Ralph G. Morse ...
Wehrmacht Soldier (uncredited)
Peter Ross-Murray ...
Nazi Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Mann

Written by

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F. Paul Wilson ... (novel)
 
Michael Mann ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Richard Brams ... associate producer: post-production
Colin M. Brewer ... executive producer
Theresa Curtin ... associate producer
Gene Kirkwood ... producer
Hawk Koch ... producer (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
Gavin MacFadyen ... associate producer

Music by

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Tangerine Dream

Cinematography by

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Alex Thomson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dov Hoenig
Tony Palmer ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Chris Kelly ... associate editor (as Christopher Kelly)
Steve Maguire ... second assistant film editor
Tony Palmer ... second assistant film editor
Pamela Power ... additional picture editor
Phil Sanderson ... first assistant film editor
Andy Stears ... assistant optical editor
Adam Unger ... second assistant film editor
Eddy Joseph ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jeremy Zimmermann

Production Design by

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John Box

Art Direction by

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Alan Tomkins
Herbert Westbrook

Set Decoration by

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Michael Seirton

Costume Design by

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Anthony Mendleson

Makeup Department

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Jan Dorman ... hairdresser
Graham Freeborn ... makeup artist
Joyce James ... hairdresser
Beryl Lerman ... makeup artist
Nick Maley ... makeup effects supervisor / prosthetics designer
Richard Mills ... makeup artist
Christine Overs ... makeup effects modeller
Richard Padbury ... makeup effects modeller
Barbara Ritchie ... chief hairdresser
Christine Allsopp ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Allan Croucher ... prosthetics moulder (uncredited)
Richard Glass ... stand-by contact lens optician (uncredited)
Nick Maley ... makeup designer (uncredited)
David White ... assistant: Nick Maley (uncredited)

Production Management

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Patrick Clayton ... production supervisor
Phil Sanderson ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ray Corbett ... assistant director
Paul Madigan ... assistant director: second unit
Callum McDougall ... third assistant director
Kieron Phipps ... second assistant director
Roger Simons ... assistant director
Vic Smith ... second assistant director

Art Department

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George Ball ... property master
Peter Benson ... floor property man
Enki Bilal ... illustrator: Molasar
Albert Blackshaw ... construction manager
Denis Hopperton ... chargehand floor property man
Geoff Langley ... assistant construction manager
Jill Quertier ... production buyer
Lucy Richardson ... art department assistant
Rosalind Shingleton ... draughtswoman
Bill Stallion ... sketch artist
Leslie Tomkins ... art director: models
Peter Wilkinson ... assistant construction manager
Lawrie Ayres ... stand-by props: second unit (uncredited)
Mick Chubbock ... plasterer (uncredited)
Dean Coldham ... plasterer (uncredited)
Michael Guyett ... scenic painter (uncredited)
Kevin Phipps ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Lucy Richardson ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Robert Voysey ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Campbell Askew ... footsteps editor
Robin Gregory ... sound mixer
Peter Horrocks ... dialogue editor
John Iles ... sound consultant: Dolby
Stephen Janisz ... assistant sound editor
Bob Jones ... dubbing mixer
Peter Pennell ... additional sound editor
Terry Sharratt ... sound boom operator
Stephen Spencer ... assistant sound editor
Jeremy Strachan ... assistant dialogue editor
Graham Sutton ... assistant footsteps editor
William Trent ... sound editor (as Bill Trent)
Doug E. Turner ... re-recording mixer (as Doug Turner)
Malcolm Davies ... sound recordist: additional sound (uncredited)
Henry Dobson ... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Nick Allder ... special effects supervisor
Alan Bryce ... special effects technician (as Allan Bryce)
John McGoldrick ... special effects technician
Roger Simons ... smoke effects: Molasar
David Harris ... uncredited
Kevin Herd ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)
Melvyn Pearson ... special effects (uncredited)
Terry Schubert ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Robin Browne ... visual effects supervisor
Roy Carnell ... matte camera operator
Ron Crees ... matte cameraman
Doug Ferris ... matte artist
Roy Field ... optical effects: Optical Film Effects Limited
Denis Fitzgibbons ... matte camera operator (as Denis Fitzgibbon)
John Fletcher ... optical focus puller
Stuart Galloway ... matte camera operator
Denis Hall ... optical effects: Filmfex Productions Limited
Jamie Harcourt ... optical camera operator
Keith Holland ... matte camera operator
John Palmer ... matte cameraman
Keith Thomas ... optical focus puller
John Turner ... matte camera operator (as John Turner-Grant)
Wally Veevers ... visual effects supervisor
Ken Worringham ... optical camera operator
Ellen Lichtwardt Goodchild ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Martyn Hall ... visual effects (uncredited)
Keith Holland ... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Andy Bradford ... stunts
Jim Dowdall ... stunts
Tracey Eddon ... stunts
Nick Hobbs ... stunts
Alf Joint ... stunt coordinator
Doug Robinson ... stunts
Paddy Ryan ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Atherfold ... camera grip (as Ken Atherfold)
Graham Attwood ... still photographer
Dave Clarke ... supervising electrician (as David Clarke)
Anthony Gaudioz ... focus puller (as Tony Gaudioz)
Bill Geddes ... camera grip
John Golding ... camera operator
Arthur Lavis ... director of photography: second unit
Shaun O'Dell ... camera operator
Shane O'Neill ... clapper/loader
Peter Robinson ... focus puller
Gary Spratling ... clapper/loader
Wick Finch ... electrician (uncredited)
Steve Parker ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dave Ridout ... electrician (uncredited)
Andrew Shields ... video playback operator (uncredited)
John Ward ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Micky Wilson ... electrician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Ann Ducommun ... assistant animator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Noel Davis ... casting: UK
Nancy Klopper ... casting: USA
Bonnie Timmermann ... casting: USA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosemary Burrows ... wardrobe supervisor
June Kirby ... wardrobe assistant
Ken Lawton ... wardrobe master

Location Management

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Bryan Coates ... location manager
Basil Somner ... location manager

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Gordon Greenaway ... assistant music editor
Laurie Anderson ... score mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Ann Edwards ... continuity

Transportation Department

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Howard Pugh ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Julie Adams ... dialect coach
John Carr ... laser effects: LaseFX
Vicki Deason ... production assistant (as Vicki Manning)
Ken Goddard ... laser effects: LaseFX
Marion Gray ... secretary: Mr. Mann
Jean Hall ... secretary: Mr. Brewer
Doreen Landry ... unit publicist
Nick Maley ... creature designer
Andrew Mollo ... historical consultant
Josephine Olive-O'Neill ... assistant production accountant (as Josephine O'Neill)
Thomas Sullivan ... title designer
John Bernard Wall ... production accountant
Denise Horsham ... creature crew (uncredited)
Aneuryn Jones ... animal supplier: North Wales (uncredited)
Bob Keen ... creature crew (uncredited)
Christine Overs ... creature crew (uncredited)
Richard Padbury ... creature crew (uncredited)
Kevin Westley ... set runner (uncredited)
David White ... creature crew (uncredited)

Thanks

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Wally Veevers ... acknowledgement: The Keep production pays tribute to
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to the keep to vanquish the force. As soldiers are killed, a Jewish man and his daughter (who are both knowledgeable of the keep) are brought in to find out what is happening. Written by Brian House

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Taglines THEY WERE ALL DRAWN TO THE KEEP. The soldiers who brought death. The father and daughter fighting for life. The people who have always feared it. And the one man who knows its secret... THE KEEP Tonight, they will all face the evil. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La forteresse noire (France)
  • El torreón (Spain)
  • Крепость (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Kan Çanağı (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • A Fortaleza Infernal (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Michael Mann's original cut of the film ran three and a half hours. See more »
Goofs When Dr Cuza is translating the writing on the wall, he says "The form is the imperative" i.e. that it's a command. That's taken from the source novel, where the writing is translated as "Strangers, leave my home!" But in the film the translation is "I will be free", which is not an imperative statement. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in D.C. Cab/Two of a Kind/The Man Who Loved Women/The Keep (1983). See more »
Soundtracks Gloria See more »
Crazy Credits The Keep Production Pays Tribute To Wally Veevers See more »
Quotes Major Kaempffer: [frightened] What are you? Where do you come from?
Molasar: Where am I from? I am... from YOU!
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