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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 June 1983 (USA)
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Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

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John Landis, George Clayton Johnson (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Passenger / Ambulance Driver (prologue / segment "Time Out")
Albert Brooks ... Car Driver (prologue)
Vic Morrow ... Bill Connor (segment "Time Out")
Doug McGrath ... Larry (segment "Time Out")
Charles Hallahan ... Ray (segment "Time Out")
Rainer Peets Rainer Peets ... German Officer (segment "Time Out") (as Remus Peets)
Kai Wulff ... German Officer (segment "Time Out")
Sue Dugan Sue Dugan ... Waitress No. 1 (segment "Time Out")
Debby Porter ... Waitress No. 2 (segment "Time Out")
Steven Williams ... Bar Patron (segment "Time Out")
Annette Claudier Annette Claudier ... French Monther (segment "Time Out")
Joseph Hieu ... Vietnamese (segment "Time Out")
Al Leong ... Vietnamese (segment "Time Out")
Stephen Bishop Stephen Bishop ... Charming G.I. (segment "Time Out")
Thomas Byrd Thomas Byrd ... G.I. (segment "Time Out")
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Storyline

Prologue: a driver has a big surprise with his passenger. Segment 1 ("Time Out"): a bigot man hates Jews, Black and Asian people. One day he will live in the World War II, hunted down by KKK and attacked in Vietnam War and feel the effects of his hatred. Segment 2 ("Kick the Can"): In a nursing home, the elder inhabitants learn that their minds can keep them young. Segment 3 ("It's a Good Life"): a traveler hits a boy in a bicycle with her car and takes the boy home. Soon she learns that the powerful boy brought her home indeed. Segment 4 ("Nightmare at 20,000 feet"): a writer is scared to fly and soon he sees a monstrous creature destroying the airplane engines during a stormy night. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension, not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Another story considered by Steven Spielberg for the film was one concerning a bully, who has the tables turned on him during Halloween night, but problems with the story ensued, and it was eventually scrapped. See more »

Goofs

In the prologue, a technician's hand can be seen out the passenger window of the car. See more »

Quotes

Helen Foley: Anthony, where are we?
Anthony: Nowhere.
Helen Foley: And the others?
Anthony: I sent them where they wanted to go. Away from me. It's not fair! You're supposed to be happy when your wishes come true!
Helen Foley: Anthony, take us back. Can you take us back?
Anthony: So you can leave too?
Helen Foley: And go where, Anthony? I've seen what you can do. I know you have a power... a gift that makes you special. You better be careful. For one day it may become too big for you to control. Now maybe. Just maybe. Together we can master it and learn from it. Use it in ways ...
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Holliston: Halloween Girl (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Twilight Zone Theme
(uncredited)
Music by Marius Constant
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The first movie to give me nightmares
23 July 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

When I first watched this film at the age of seven, I must have been freaked out for weeks. Never had a movie had that kind of effect on my psyche, especially "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." While some will label this as a bad film due to the fact it didn't faithfully reproduce the original stories very well. I say 'Who Cares!' Sometimes, fear and entertainment is all that one needs in regard to a cool movie such as this one. While it is certainly not a film that will rank highly in the greatest films of all time category, at least it proved this concept in story telling is pertinent today, even in today's cynical culture.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick the Can See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,614,366, 26 June 1983

Gross USA:

$29,450,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,450,919
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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