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Heavy Metal (1981)

R
86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Directors
Gerald Potterton | John Bruno (segments: Soft Landing) | John Halas (segments: So Beautiful and So Dangerous) | Julian Harris (segments: Captain Sternn) & 6 more
Writers
Daniel Goldberg (screenplay) (as Dan Goldberg) (story) (segments: Harry Canyon) (as Dan Goldberg) (story) (segments: Taarna) (as Dan Goldberg) | Len Blum (screenplay) (story) (segments: Harry Canyon) (story) (segments: Taarna) | Dan O'Bannon (original story) (segments: Soft Landing) (story) (segments: B-17) | Richard Corben (original story) (segments: Den) & 2 more
Editors
Ian Llande (segments: Den) | Mick Manning (segments: Soft Landing) | Gerald Tripp (segments: Harry Canyon, B-17)
Production Designer
Michael C. Gross (as Michael Gross)
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Budget
$ 9,300,000
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Release date
Aug 7, 1981 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Don Francks
Grimaldi (segment "Grimaldi") / Co-Pilot (segment "B-17") / Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice) Grimaldi (segment "Grimaldi") / Co-Pilot (segment "B-17") / Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Caroline Semple
Girl (segment "Grimaldi") (voice) Girl (segment "Grimaldi") (voice)   See fewer
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Richard Romanus
Harry Canyon (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice) Harry Canyon (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice)   See fewer
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Susan Roman
Girl (segment "Harry Canyon") / Satellite (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice) Girl (segment "Harry Canyon") / Satellite (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice)   See fewer
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Al Waxman
Rudnick (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice) Rudnick (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice)   See fewer
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Harvey Atkin
Alien (segment "Harry Canyon") / Henchman (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice) Alien (segment "Harry Canyon") / Henchman (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice)   See fewer
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John Candy
Desk Sergeant (segment "Harry Canyon") / Dan (segment "Den") / Den (segment "Den") / Robot (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) Desk Sergeant (segment "Harry Canyon") / Dan (segment "Den") / Den (segment "Den") / Robot (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)   See fewer
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Glenis Wootton Gross
Whore (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice) Whore (segment "Harry Canyon") (voice)   See fewer
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Marilyn Lightstone
Whore (segment "Harry Canyon") / Queen (segment "Den") (voice) Whore (segment "Harry Canyon") / Queen (segment "Den") (voice)   See fewer
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Jackie Burroughs
Katherine (segment "Den") (voice) Katherine (segment "Den") (voice)   See fewer
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Martin Lavut
Ard (segment "Den") (voice) Ard (segment "Den") (voice)   See fewer
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August Schellenberg
Norl (segment "Den") / Taarak (segment "Taarna") (voice) Norl (segment "Den") / Taarak (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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John Vernon
Prosecutor (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice) Prosecutor (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice)   See fewer
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Eugene Levy
Sternn (segment "Captain Sternn") / Male Reporter (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") / Edsel (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) Sternn (segment "Captain Sternn") / Male Reporter (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") / Edsel (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)   See fewer
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Joe Flaherty
Lawyer (segment "Captain Sternn") / General (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) Lawyer (segment "Captain Sternn") / General (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)   See fewer
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Rodger Bumpass
Hanover Fiste (segment "Captain Sternn") / Dr. Anrak (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) (as Roger Bumpass) Hanover Fiste (segment "Captain Sternn") / Dr. Anrak (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) (as Roger Bumpass)   See fewer
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Douglas Kenney
Regolian (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice) Regolian (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice)   See fewer
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George Touliatos
Pilot (segment "B-17") / Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice) Pilot (segment "B-17") / Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Zal Yanovsky
Navigator (segment "B-17") / Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice) Navigator (segment "B-17") / Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Patty Freedman
Woman Reporter (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) (as Patty Dworkin) Woman Reporter (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) (as Patty Dworkin)   See fewer
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Warren Munson
Senator (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) Senator (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)   See fewer
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Alice Playten
Gloria (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) Gloria (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)   See fewer
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Harold Ramis
Zeke (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) Zeke (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)   See fewer
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Vlasta Vrana
Barbarian Leader (segment "Taarna") (voice) Barbarian Leader (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Mavor Moore
Elder (segment "Taarna") (voice) Elder (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Thor Bishopric
Boy (segment "Taarna") (voice) Boy (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Len Doncheff
Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice) Barbarian (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Cedric Smith
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Joseph Golland
Councilman (segment "Taarna") (voice) Councilman (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Charles Jolliffe
Councilman (segment "Taarna") (voice) (as Charles Joliffe) Councilman (segment "Taarna") (voice) (as Charles Joliffe)   See fewer
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Ned Conlon
Councilman (segment "Taarna") (voice) Councilman (segment "Taarna") (voice)   See fewer
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Robby the Robot
Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited) Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Percy Rodrigues
Loknar (voice) (uncredited) Loknar (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 27,210 votes