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Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | | Horror | 26 October 1990 (USA)
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 ... 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Warwicks car is a 1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. See more »

Goofs

When Moxy, the dog, is given a shot of liquor it changes levels between camera shots. See more »

Quotes

Nordello: This'll teach you to FIRE ME!
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

BLUE HOUR
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User Reviews

 
Pretty gruesome horror film.
28 May 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

In Gates Falls,Maine,an old textile mill that has been closed down for many years is reopened.The place is dirty,run down,and overrun with huge rats.The graveyard shift is operated by a skeleton crew,just enough to keep it going.This is where we meet John Hall,a young drifter who gets hired on to work with the crew.The plant which is infested with rats also harbors something much larger,deep in it's cotton filled bowels,something that wants to come up to the surface.The crew of the graveyard shift are about to come face to face with what's underneath the factory."Graveyard Shift" is loosely based on Stephen King's short story.The film is fast-paced and entertaining and offers some gore plus a few shocks.Many people trashed this horror film,but I don't care."Graveyard Shift" is still much better than bloodless and politically correct horror garbage produced today.The cast is decent and the production design provides plenty of eerie atmosphere.Give this one a look.9 out of 10.


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