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Intruder (1989)

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director:

Scott Spiegel

Writers:

Lawrence Bender (story), Scott Spiegel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Cox ... Jennifer Ross
Renée Estevez ... Linda (as Renee Estevez)
Dan Hicks ... Bill Roberts (as Danny Hicks)
David Byrnes ... Craig Peterson
Sam Raimi ... Randy
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Danny (as Eugene Glazer)
Billy Marti Billy Marti ... Dave
Burr Steers ... Bub
Craig Stark ... Tim
Ted Raimi ... Produce Joe
Alvy Moore ... Officer Dalton
Tom Lester ... Officer Mathews
Emil Sitka ... Mr. Abernathy
Bruce Campbell ... Officer Howard
Lawrence Bender ... Officer Adams
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Storyline

The ex-boyfriend of a check-out girl at a supermarket returns at closing time to make trouble. They quarrel and the boyfriend is ejected from the store. After they lock the building up to take inventory, the employees start dying off, and the survivors must eventually find a way to escape with their lives! Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Unnerving. Unrelenting. Diabolical. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Full Movie on Hulu

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Crew See more »

Filming Locations:

Bell, California, USA

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Budget:

$130,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Emil Sitka's character says the line, "hold hands you lovebirds." Emil Sitka was known for saying this line in The Three Stooges shorts, which Sam Raimi is a big fan of. It is also written on Emil Sitka's Tombstone. See more »

Goofs

The clippings affixed to the wall calendar at the customer service desk change between shots. This is noticeable while Jennifer is trying to get a hold of the police on the phone. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Abernathy: Hold hands, you lovebirds!
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Alternate Versions

There is also a Chinese Full Uncut and Unrated Video Tape, which offers a very nice video cover which shows nearly every violent scene of the movie. There's also a German Full uncut and Unrated DVD from Dragon Film. with an English language soundtrack. See more »

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References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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Uncut version of superior 80's slash-fest
2 November 2002 | by DeVipSee all my reviews

Scott Spiegels gruesome late 80's slasher flick has just been released in Europe completely uncut and region free by Dragon dvd, under the title Night of the Intruder. It's avaliable as a regular or special edition. Both are uncut. I decided to check it out (the special edition version) since i'd only ever seen the abortive BBFC UK cut (which, incidentally, allowed WAY more gore than the U.S. and Canadian "R" rated versions). It's pretty safe to say that, in the UK at least, given our current censorship climate, this would probably pass pretty much uncut these days, save for maybe the "head-in-a-crusher" & infamous "band-saw" scene. With that in mind, it would be wise to discard any negative review on IMDB which fails to mention the word "uncut".

By this point everyone will know what this is all about: Night-crew get savagely killed by-the-numbers while working late in a supermarket. You've got a capable little cast including the Raimi brothers, and cameo appearances by Bruce Campbell & even director Scott Spiegel himself (brief, this one!).

Yeah, it's all a little over-the-top, with gleefully graphic eye-impalings, stabbings, and heads being cut in half (all courtesy of KNB FX), but you can tell everyone involved had a helluva lot of fun making the thing. A true, no-nonsense horror film pitched directly at the fans, you get lots of whacky camera angles, black comedy and lashings of the old red stuff, making you wish they still made them this way. Really.

The Dragon dvd has been digitally remastered, although it still looks softer & a bit grainier than I remember. The sound - default German dubbed or selectable to original English - is extremely clear but does tend to have slight hiss behind it even though it's presented in Dolby Digital mono. The menus, naturally, are in German, but are very easy to navigate. Overall, it's all very acceptable, especially when you consider what you're getting: uncut region free main feature, director shorts, trailers, out-takes, animated scene selections, etc. It's a great little disc of a great little unpretentious horror-flick. You want gore? You want this version of Intruder!


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