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Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

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Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Director:

Don Coscarelli

Writers:

Don Coscarelli (characters), Don Coscarelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
A. Michael Baldwin ... Mike
Reggie Bannister ... Reggie
Bill Thornbury ... Jody
Heidi Marnhout ... Jennifer
Bob Ivy ... Demon Trooper
Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man / Dr. Jebediah Morningside
Christopher L. Stone Christopher L. Stone ... Music & Dwarf Creatures (voice) (as Christopher Stone)
Chloe Kay Chloe Kay ... Background Player
Sylvia Flammer Sylvia Flammer ... Background Player
David Gasster David Gasster ... Background Player
Sasha Kassel Sasha Kassel ... Background Player
Aidan Kassel Aidan Kassel ... Background Player
Eric Avary Eric Avary ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Andy John Andy John ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
George A. Craig George A. Craig ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
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Storyline

Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. Meanwhile, Reggie (accompanied by a beauty he picked up on the road) battles the spheres and the undead in a quest to find Mike before the Tall Man can complete his transformation. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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The sequel with balls! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantasm IV: Infinity See more »

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As a sequel to the movie series, an official Phantasm comic book was released, edited by Xmachina. It featured a script written by Stephen Romano and artwork, coloring and visual effects by Mike Broom, Noah David Henson, and Ricardo Bernardini. The first issue was available only in a limited edition of 2000 copies, all of them autographed on the cover by Don Coscarelli. See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) When Reggie begins to change the tire on the Barracuda, the convertible top is down. A few minutes later when he stands up, the top is up. See more »

Quotes

The Tall Man: Now this won't hurt a bit. Well, maybe just a little bit.
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THIS MOTION PICTURE IS PROTECTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES. UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, OR EXHIBITION MAY RESULT IN CIVIL LIABILITY, CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, AND THE WRATH OF THE TALL MAN. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scarewaves (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Seen It?
Lyrics by Reggie Bannister
Performed by Reggie Bannister (as Reggie B) & the Jizz Wailin' Ya' Doggies
From the CD album "Fools Paradise"
Courtesy of Plan 10 Recordings
Executive Producer Terry J. Svejda
Produced by Doug Agee
Alpha Sound Services Geneva, Il.
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Not as good as the other sequels
10 November 2002 | by boondocksaint20See all my reviews

Okay, I know there is some controversy as to whether part III or IV is the better sequel. After seeing this one, I have to say that I was disappointed in this installment. It didn't have the humor that we crave, the excitement or the ultra violence that the others had.

The best part of this one is the explanations of where The Tall Man came from. These scenes are very interesting. This whole movie ties in so well with the deleted scenes of the first one, though, it is obvious the director is making this up as he goes along. There are very few characters in this one b\c it focuses on The Tall Man's relationship with Mike (yet, of course, like the others not explaining all we need to know!). Reggie is severely downplayed, and I'm sorry but Reggie Bannister is the one of the main reasons these films are entertaining. I wanting to drown in my beer at the horrible one liners Reggie was given in this one (and I mean HORRIBLE). I thought the whole ice cream man uniform at the end was a little gay, though funny. Yet, the movie is okay on it's own. There isn't much action except at the end, there are a ton of plot hole (PLEASE! Someone tell me how Reggie escaped The Tall Man from being pinned up by the spheres at the beginning. This drove me crazy throughout the whole movie! Did he just LET HIM GO?!?).

Anyways, a below average movie...waaayyyy too slow, and not paced nearly as well as the other movies (the fast pacing makes them more exciting). Only for true Phantasm lovers, I did enjoy what this movie was, but unlike the others, I will never watch this one again. 5/10 stars.


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