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Graveyard Shift (1990)

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director:

Ralph S. Singleton

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), John Esposito (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Andrews ... John Hall
Kelly Wolf Kelly Wolf ... Jane Wisconsky
Stephen Macht ... Warwick
Andrew Divoff ... Danson
Vic Polizos ... Brogan
Brad Dourif ... The Exterminator
Robert Alan Beuth ... Ippeston
Ilona Margolis Ilona Margolis ... Nordello
Jimmy Woodard Jimmy Woodard ... Carmichael
Jonathan Emerson ... Jason Reed
Minor Rootes Minor Rootes ... Stevenson
Kelly L. Goodman ... Warwick's Secretary
Susan Lowden Susan Lowden ... Daisy May
Joe Perham Joe Perham ... Mill Inspector
Dana Packard ... Millworker
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Storyline

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Stephen King took you to the edge with The Shining and Pet Sematary. This time......he pushes you over.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Graveyard Shift See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangor, Maine, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,582,891
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the mill is "Bachman Mills". "Bachman" is a pseudonym used by Stephen King, upon whose short story the movie was based. See more »

Goofs

As Nordello is staggering down the hall of the office after breaking into Warwick's desk, muttering, "This'll teach you to fire ME", her voice is different compared to earlier in the film, and her lips aren't moving at all. See more »

Quotes

[Tucker reports on the huge rat holes he's seen]
Tucker Cleveland: I don't mind telling you, this place is infested.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits have a strange theme song with the cast members saying stuff from the movie. See more »

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Soundtracks

SURFIN' SAFARI
By Brian Wilson & Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Deck Records
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User Reviews

 
Pretty good horror "Rat" movie.
20 November 2010 | by hu675See all my reviews

John Hall (David Andrews) is a drifter looking for a job in a small town, somewhere in Maine. He is hired by Warwick (Stephen Macht) to work the Graveyard Shift at the local textile mill. Some of the employees are starting to disappear during the night shift. When Warwick hires John and a group of other workers to work in the fourth of July for clean-up work. Soon enough, they discover the unknown.

Directed by Ralph S. Singleton made an decent horror movie, based on a short story by Stephen King (Cat's Eye, Creepshow, Stand by Me). The two-thirds of "Graveyard Shift" is pretty good, but the Giant Rat-Bat(!) shows up towards the end, the feature turns silly. Still, there is some good performances by Andrews, Macht and Brad Dourif as the Exterminator. Andrew Diroff, Best Known as The Djinn in "Wishmaster 1 & 2" is wasted in a supporting role. Die-Hard fans of Stephen King might forgive some of the flawed. Despite, an messy third act. It is worth a look. (*** ½/*****).


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